NUST Chapter, in collaboration with the NUST Placement Office (NPO), organised the “Global Exchange Conference 19” at the Jinnah Auditorium, NUST, H-12, Islamabad on September 14, 2019.
The conference centred around cross-cultural exchange. It hosted more than 800 students from NUST and other universities of Islamabad, as well as industry representatives. GEC19 focused on the subject of embracing diversity, and also raised awareness about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, the conference addressed prevalent social issues like gender equality, inter-faith harmony and social acceptance. The honourable speakers included Mr Faisal Javaid Khan (Senator), Ms Masarrat Misbah (philanthropist, business tycoon and cosmetologist), Mr Usman Khilji (social activist), Mr Patrick Sohail (Chirstian community pro activist), Ms Ayesha Mughal (Pakistan’s first transgender lecturer), Mr Muzamil Hasan Zaidi (Digital marketeer and influencer) and Ms Hareem Farooq (TV and film artist).
At the end of the conference, Pro-Rector Research, innovation & Commercialization (RIC) NUST, Dr Nassar Ikram appreciated the initiative taken by AIESEC Islamabad Chapter in arranging the event.
CIPS and Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) jointly convened a roundtable titled, “Legal and Socio-cultural Discourse on Human Migration” at NUST’s main campus. The overarching aim was to produce recommendations for policy framework that contributes in devising Pakistan’s migration management strategies. Davide Terzi, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration, Pakistan, graced the occasion with his presence as the keynote speaker