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  • Monday, March 27, 2023

  • CUI

  • CCRD

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations charged with advancing scientific knowledge about anthropogenic climate change. It prepares comprehensive Assessment Reports about the state of scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge on climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place. It also produces Special Reports on topics agreed to by its member governments, as well as Methodology Reports that provide guidelines for the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories. Prof. Dr. Athar Hussain attended a lunch on 6 March, 2023, with H.E. Mr. Charles Delogne, Ambassador of Belgium on the occasion of the visit of Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele-Belgian Candidate for IPCC.

  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021

  • CUI

  • CPS

CPS Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence: applications and implications


Centre for Policy Studies, COMSATS University Islamabad successfully organized a panel discussion on “Artificial Intelligence: applications and implications” on December 21, 2021. The aim of the activity was to highlight the significance of artificial intelligence and how it influences our social, political, and economic spheres of life.

Dr. Ahmed Raza Shahid, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Dr. Tehseeen Zia, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Dr. Imran Syed, Assistant professor, Centre for Policy Studies and Dr. Ghulam Shabbir, Head, Centre for Policy Studies were the resource persons for the panel discussion. Panel discussion was well attended by CUI students and faculty members of various departments. In the end, Head, CPS presented Vote of Thanks.

Conclusion: The conclusion of the seminar was that whereas science has brought unprecedented levels of human power or mastery of the nature, yet mastering that mastery is a great challenge of our age. We are standing on the threshold of nuclear war and climate hazards - possible catastrophes   wrought by the hand of man himself. 

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  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • CUI

  • CPS

“Participatory Decision-making: Constraints and Successes in the Development Sector”


CPS organized a Panel Discussion on “Participatory Decision-making: Constraints and Successes in the Development Sector” on 7 October 2021 at COMSATS University Islamabad. The panelist at the discussion included Ms. Ayesha Khan Country Director, Hashoo Foundation, Ms. Robeela Bangash Chief Executive Officer, Human Resource Development Network, and Dr. Imran Syed, Head, CPS. The panelist shared practical and academic information on this important topic with CUI students, staff and faculty. The discussion was followed by a Question-Answer session.  

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  • Monday, July 20, 2020

  • CUI

  • Shama Munir

UNESCO Chair on Knowledge Systems for IWRM nominated Lecturer, Summera  Fahmi to attend the panel discussion which was organized by COMSATS University Islamabad in collaboration of Embassy of France and Embassy of Germany held on November 11, 2019 at COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Campus. The discussion panel was composed of Mr. Bastien Alex (Research Fellow from the Institute of International and Strategic Relations, France; Dr. Adrien Detges, Project Manager/ Analyst, Adelphi from Berlin Germany; Dr. Imran Syed, Head, Centre for Climate Change and Dr. M. Abid, Assistant Professor, Centre for Climate Research and Development, COMSATS University Islamabad. Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck, German Ambassador was the Chief Guest.
The following points were addressed:

  1. Overview about Climate Fragility Compound Risks & Mechanisms Connecting Environmental Change and Conflict
  2. Climate change Implications for Defense and Military Operations
  3. Implications of Climate Change Induced Water Conflicts for Human Security
  4. Environment and security: discourse into and out of climate-induced Conflict

The representatives from Ministry of Climate Change, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and France in Islamabad and Climate Experts from academia and international organizations emphasized on managing the stress and absorbing shocks of changing climate, stability risks for the societies which is increases. Climate Change is the ultimate “Threat Multiplier” aggravating fragile situations and potentially contributing to further social tensions and upheaval.

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Panel Discussion, Climate Change and Security

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

On January 30, 2020 the International Office of Comsats University Islamabad (CUI) in collaboration with the French Embassy in Islamabad and Department of Meteorology, CUI held a riveting panel discussion on the 2020 theme “Being Alive” as a part of its main event “The Night of Ideas”. A panel of seven, included heads and experts from various governmental and private organizations. His Excellency the Ambassador of France to Pakistan Dr. Marc Bre’ty was invited as the guest of honor. People from various walks of life participated in the event.

The program was opened by a welcome note from Dr. Imran Shehzad, HoD Meteorology Department, followed by the thoughts of the French Ambassador on organizing this event on a pressing global challenge faced by all alike. Mr. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, an expert on climate change and development moderated the discussion between the panelists and profoundly thanked the French Embassy for organizing the discussion and CUI for hosting it.

The experts interpreted and debated on the theme, “Being Alive” from their individual perspectives within their areas of work. The diversified views of the professionals converged into some concrete suggested actions that are immediately required to be taken and implemented at personal, organizational, national and international levels. There was a consensus of opinion that it is a developmental issue and there has to be awareness and community involvement at a massive scale, climate change discussions and measures to be made part of our routine conversations, protective measures to be introduced and put into practice right from our homes, there is a clear need for more effective communication, connection and unity, all stakeholders must be made part of climate protection campaigns, a culture of conservation has to be re-introduced, change has to be embraced more collectively by using the power of art and media in order to mobilize the policy makers.

After an interactive participation and input from the audience the event was wrapped up by the Head International Office with a vote of thanks to His Excellency, the French Embassy the esteemed panelists, the moderator, the Department of Meteorology, the International office team and the IEEE student society members who together made the evening a huge success.

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