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Dr. Framji Minwalla

Dr. Framji Minwalla is currently the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts at the Institute of Business Administration-Karachi. He has taught at numerous institutions including Yale University, Vassar College, Dartmouth College, the George Washington University, New York University, Fordham University, and SZABIST.

His research interests include Performance Literature and History; Visual and Cultural Studies; Theater and Politics; Media and Film; and all forms of theory (linguistic, political, dramatic, visual, literary or otherwise). His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled Writing Theater's Histories, an examination of 20th century performance historiography. Dr. Minwalla was awarded a B.A. (1987) by the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and an M.F.A. (1991) and a D.F.A. (2000) both by the Yale School of Drama

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Dr. Abdul Waheed

Dr. Abdul Waheed is an economist with expertise in Economic Development and specializes in economic issues of South Asia. Dr. Waheed has achieved Ph.D. degree from Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan. He is the Associate Professor of the Department of Economics & Finance at University of Bahrain (BU).

Before having done various stints as an associate professor at (BU) Dr. Waheed was the Chairman of the Department of Economics at University of Karachi (KU) in Pakistan. The Institute of Developing Economies also invited him to Tokyo, Japan as Visiting Research Fellow, to conduct research on "Financial Sector Reforms in Pakistan". He has over 21 research articles published in both national and international journals and books as well as one monograph.

Dr. Waheed has been a member of the Japan Society for International Development, Senate and Academic Council of the University of Karachi, Board of Governors of Applied Economics Research Centre, Board of Faculty of Management & Administrative Science, University of Karachi and Working Group on Vision 2025 and 11th Five Year Plan of Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms, Government of Pakistan.

A prolific researcher, Dr. Waheed has has been a research consultant to JCR-VIS for Sovereign Credit rating of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and sub sovereign credit rating for the government of Punjab. He also conducted research on energy demand forecasting for Shell Pakistan Pvt. Limited. He compiled a comprehensive long time series Economic and Financial Database for National Bank of Pakistan. He supervised many students on their M.Phil and PhD thesis.

He is serving at Manzil Pakistan in an advisory capacity as part of Manzil's Advisory Council on all matters relating to the economy and trade.

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