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"Can the Taliban win in Pakistan?" Pervez Hoodbhoy to address this question in Toronto

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  • Tarek Fatah
    Friends, Prof. Pervez Hoodbhoy will be speaking in Toronto tomorrow (Monday) morning at the University of Toronto and shed light on the resurgence of the
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      Friends,

      Prof. Pervez Hoodbhoy will be speaking in Toronto tomorrow (Monday) morning at the University of Toronto and shed light on the resurgence of the Taliban and whether they "can win in Pakistan." I hope he also touches on how a group of fanatic hate-mongers who wish destroy all intellectual pursuit, have become the darling of so many among the chattering classes and the Left in Pakistan.

      The details of the even are listed below. See you tomorrow.

      Tarek
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      Monday, October 06,  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
      Topic: 'Can the Taliban Win in Pakistan?'
      Keynote Speaker: Pervez Hoodbhoy, chairman and professor of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

      Venue:108N- North House 
      Munk Centre for International Studies.
      1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3K7 Canada
      Tel: (416) 946-8900 

      Dr Hoodbhoy is a recipient of many awards; visiting professor at MIT, and Carnegie Mellon University, frequent commentator on nuclear and political matters in international media; member of the Council of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.


      FURTHER INFORMATION AND BACKGROUND:

      PROFILE: Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is chairman and professor of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad where he has taught for over 34 years. He holds a Ph.D in nuclear physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the recipient of the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics, the Baker Award for Electronics, Faiz Ahmad Faiz Prize for contributions to education in Pakistan, and the UNESCO 2003 Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science.  He is visiting professor at MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Maryland, Stanford Linear Accelerator, and often lectures at US and European universities and research laboratories.

      Dr Hoodbhoy is involved in social issues as well, such as: women's rights, environment, education, and nuclear disarmament. He is author of 'Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality', now in seven languages. He is chairman of Mashal Books, a non-profit organization based in Lahore that publishes books in Urdu on social, philosophical, and scientific issues. In 2003, Dr. Hoodbhoy was invited to the Pugwash Council, and he is a sponsor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He is frequently invited to comment on nuclear and political matters in Pakistani and international media. Over the years, he has produced and directed several documentary films that have been widely viewed on national television which deal with political, nuclear, and scientific matters.
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