LUMS Live Session 5: Responding to Distress - COVID-19 Campaign

Economic distress caused by COVID-19 has placed some members of the community in a situation where it has become extremely difficult to make ends meet. Responding to the situation, LUMS recently launched its COVID-19 Campaign with a goal to raise PKR 50 million. Join us for the fifth session of LUMS Live and find out how you can help the University in our efforts to support those affected by the pandemic. 

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Led by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad, our distinguished panelists, Huzaifa Ahmad, Sarim Raza and Saman Ghazi Khan will discuss how we can help each other and ease the financial burden for others in need because only together we can. The session will be moderated by Mr. Adeel Hashmi and broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. Profiles of our panelists are given below. Please log on to our Facebook page and listen to the panelists and see how you can be part of this collective effort.

During the session, please use the live stream's comments bar to ask questions or email your questions to ask@lums.edu.pk. After the session, please give us your feedback and suggest future topics for discussion/guests here.

Profiles of Panelists

Dr. Arshad Ahmad - Vice Chancellor, LUMS

Prior to his current role as Vice Chancellor, LUMS, Dr. Arshad Ahmad served as Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Director of the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University in Canada. Dr. Ahmad completed his MBA and subsequently PhD in Psychology at McGill University, won a lifetime 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 1992 and was a professor of finance at Concordia and McMaster Universities. His research interests are in student evaluations of teaching, approaches to teaching, teaching philosophies and student partnerships.

Huzaifa Ahmad - Co-founder & Director Marketing and Fundraising, Rizq

Huzaifa Ahmad is a LUMS graduate of BSc Economic 2017. With his friends Musa Aamir and Qasim Javaid, he founded Rizq, a platform that aims to channelise food-based philanthropy to eradicate hunger. The organisation has been recognised among the top 50 social enterprises of Pakistan (FAIDA), top 3 social enterprises of 2017-ENGRO ITAC and Top 20 social enterprises of South Asia-SPRING Accelerators. It has distributed over 4 million meals till date.

Sarim Raza - President, LUMS Entrepreneurial Society and Co-Founder, Riayat

Sarim Raza runs a social enterprise, Riayat that is now two years old. This successful venture is an urban development platform working to fight urban inequality in Pakistan. To date, Riayat has enabled the crowdfunding of projects valuing PKR 1.3 million and have directly impacted 4000 people. Raza is a dynamic individual who is also currently the President of Pakistan's biggest student run entrepreneurial society, the LUMS Entrepreneurial Society, that contributes to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem through student-run initiatives.

Saman Ghazi Khan – Entrepreneur and Social Worker

Saman Ghazi Khan is an entrepreneur, social worker, mother of three and grandmother of one. She went back to school after decades and joined the Executive MBA programme at LUMS to broaden her management and entrepreneurial skills. Khan has designed and produced clothes for six years. Currently, she is a Partner at Sahar Atif Design studio. She has also worked as Treasurer for Developments In Literacy, a US based education organisation.

Add to Calendar 2020-04-16 16:00:00 2020-04-16 17:00:40 LUMS Live Session 5: Responding to Distress - COVID-19 Campaign Led by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad, our distinguished panelists, Huzaifa Ahmad, Sarim Raza and Saman Ghazi Khan will discuss how we can help each other and ease the financial burden for others in need because only together we can. The session will be moderated by Mr. Adeel Hashmi and broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. Profiles of our panelists are given below. Please log on to our Facebook page and listen to the panelists and see how you can be part of this collective effort. During the session, please use the live stream's comments bar to ask questions or email your questions to ask@lums.edu.pk. After the session, please give us your feedback and suggest future topics for discussion/guests here. Profiles of Panelists Dr. Arshad Ahmad - Vice Chancellor, LUMS Prior to his current role as Vice Chancellor, LUMS, Dr. Arshad Ahmad served as Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Director of the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University in Canada. Dr. Ahmad completed his MBA and subsequently PhD in Psychology at McGill University, won a lifetime 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 1992 and was a professor of finance at Concordia and McMaster Universities. His research interests are in student evaluations of teaching, approaches to teaching, teaching philosophies and student partnerships. Huzaifa Ahmad - Co-founder & Director Marketing and Fundraising, Rizq Huzaifa Ahmad is a LUMS graduate of BSc Economic 2017. With his friends Musa Aamir and Qasim Javaid, he founded Rizq, a platform that aims to channelise food-based philanthropy to eradicate hunger. The organisation has been recognised among the top 50 social enterprises of Pakistan (FAIDA), top 3 social enterprises of 2017-ENGRO ITAC and Top 20 social enterprises of South Asia-SPRING Accelerators. It has distributed over 4 million meals till date. Sarim Raza - President, LUMS Entrepreneurial Society and Co-Founder, Riayat Sarim Raza runs a social enterprise, Riayat that is now two years old. This successful venture is an urban development platform working to fight urban inequality in Pakistan. To date, Riayat has enabled the crowdfunding of projects valuing PKR 1.3 million and have directly impacted 4000 people. Raza is a dynamic individual who is also currently the President of Pakistan's biggest student run entrepreneurial society, the LUMS Entrepreneurial Society, that contributes to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem through student-run initiatives. Saman Ghazi Khan – Entrepreneur and Social Worker Saman Ghazi Khan is an entrepreneur, social worker, mother of three and grandmother of one. She went back to school after decades and joined the Executive MBA programme at LUMS to broaden her management and entrepreneurial skills. Khan has designed and produced clothes for six years. Currently, she is a Partner at Sahar Atif Design studio. She has also worked as Treasurer for Developments In Literacy, a US based education organisation. Facebook Live LUMS Drupal 8 adil.sarwar@lums.edu.pk Asia/Karachi public

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