Papers & Presentations 2011

PAKPAC Youth Leadership Event 

Cultural Identity and Emotional Intelligence for Leadership Development
October 21-23, 2011
Washington DC

USPAK Foundation, a non-profit organization organized its second annual Youth Leadership Conference. One hundred and eighty five high school and college students traveled from sixteen states to attend the conference, with one person travelling from Karachi, Pakistan to attend this conference. During the three-day conference, the youth got an opportunity to improve their leadership skills, refine their public speaking skills, and learned college admissions and job interview techniques. They learned about their citizenship rights and were reminded to exercise these rights.  They were advised of the benefits of public engagement and volunteering in their communities and towns. The youth participated in tutorials about essentials of Cultural Identity and Emotional Intelligence for Leadership development. Faizan haq was on a panel for October 22nd. See photo below of Faizan speaking during the conference.

Pakistan and India—Past, Present and Future and the Challenge Ahead

September 22, 2011
Rotary Club of Wilmington Delaware

The Pakistan Project a Committee of the Rotary Club of Wilmington Delaware organized an event “Pakistan and India, Past, Present, Future, the Challenge Ahead” this past Thursday September 22nd. Tridvesh Singh Maini and Faizan Haq were guest speakers. Tridvesh Maini is an Associate Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, India and he is an author having written Warriors after War: Indian and Pakistani Retired Military Leaders Reflect on Relations Between the Two Countries, Past, Present and Future. Faizan Haq is professor of Intercultural Studies at Buffalo State College and University of Buffalo. He is a fellow of American Institute of International Studies (AIIS), California and a founding member of Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), Washington D.C. Faizan Haq is also a fellow member of Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST).

ISNA Mushaira at Rosemont Convention Center

July 3, 2011
Rosemont Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois
The International Mushaira at ISNA (Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier) lasted less than two hours by starting promptly and giving more time to the celebrity Pakistani poets Amjad Islam Amjad and Anwer Masood. The great time management by the Nazim of the Mushaira, Mr. Amin Haider, set this new record. The Mushaira was presided over by known na’atia poet Hamid Amrohi. Other poets who contributed included Sajid Choudhry , Dr. Sadiq Naqvi , Khalid Khan, Faizan Haq, Dr. Mujahid Ghazi , Dr. Lateef Saif , Hashmat Sohail , Naheed Virk , Mubeen Munawwar , Amjad Islam Amdad , Anwer Masood , Dr. Abidullah Ghazi. It was attended by approximately 500 people which is small considering the thousands of ISNA attendees.