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Public Lecture : The Search for New Roots and Identities in Pakistan and India-FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Oct 11, 2018

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The mathematics department at UNB Fredericton will be holding a public lecture featuring Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the John Meagher Auditorium in the Kinesiology Building, a reception will follow. 

Dr. Hoodbhoy, professor at Forman Christian College  and department chair emeritus of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University, will explore the social and political implications of accepting the mythologies of Hindu and Muslim pure pedigree on the India-Pakistan border. He will examine scientific evidence to support or refute the growing belief that Hindus are the direct descendants of the original habitants of India while Pakistanis seek to locate their identity in Arabia and Persia. 

There is no admission fee, and everyone is welcome to attend.

About Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy
Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy is one of Pakistan’s most prominent scholars and considered to be the most progressive and liberal members of the Pakistani intelligentsia. Dr. Hoodbhoy received his doctorate in nuclear physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in addition to degrees in electrical engineering, mathematics and solid-state physics from MIT.  In 2011, he was included in the list of 100 Most Influential Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy.  He has been a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs since 2013.  As a leading activist, Dr. Hoodbhoy extensively writes and speaks on topics ranging from science to education and disarmament issues around the world. 

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