Re-Envisioning Pakistan is a conference which will bring together scholars and activists from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives in order to investigate the current challenges facing Pakistan.

We hope this conference will provide scholars and the public with an opportunity to re-examine the very nature, modalities, and limitations of conventional policy formulations, and will explore a diversity of mechanisms and actors outside the state arena who are deeply invested in thinking about and enacting more positive change.

The analytical framework underpinning the conference assumes that questions of human rights, defined in the broadest possible way, have to be dealt with in the context of the structure of power relationships in society as they have evolved historically.

Given its thematic emphasis and concerns, the conference should allow for a deeper understanding of processes of socio-economic and political transformation within contemporary Pakistan, and within countries of the global south more generally.

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April 4-5, 2014