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Pervez Hoodbhoy on Humanism in Pakistan: Problems and Prospects

Distinguished nuclear physicist and social activist Pervez Hoodbhoy talks about humanism in Pakistan.

Once a country that was at peace with itself and the world, Pakistan now hosts violent jihadist movements that endanger both its own people and the world at large. How did it happen and what will it take to undo it? Does humanism have a future in Pakistan - ever?


Prof Pervez Hoodbhoy | talks | www


Date and Time:

10 October 2014 at 6:30 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Friends Meeting House
173 Euston Road

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British Humanist Association
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General £ 8.00, Members and students £ 5.00

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About the speaker:
Pervez Hoodbhoy is Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Forman Christian College, Lahore. He received his PhD degree in Nuclear Physics from MIT and is a recipient of the Baker Award for Electronics and Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics. He was Visiting Professor at MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland. In 2003 he was awarded UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science. He is a sponsor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and a member of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists. In 2010, Dr Hoodbhoy received the Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society and the Jean Meyer Award from the Tufts University. In 2011, he was included in the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine. In 2013, he was made a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament.

About the British Humanist Association
The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. It promotes a secular state and equal treatment in law and policy of everyone, regardless of religion or belief.

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