Lok Virsa To Hold Session On "Cultural Diplomacy" Tomorrow
National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa will hold a session on "Cultural Diplomacy here on April 18 to explore the conceptual construction, historical background and potential of cultural diplomacy in the context of Pakistan
The session is part of fortnightly Muzakra series by Research Section of Lok Virsa, it is an interactive session in which audience can engage with the guest speakers during the question and answer session.
It is regular part of Lok Virsa's activities to preserve and promote the various forms of heritage in the country and highlight the magnificent cultural legacy of Pakistan.
During the session, cultural experts will speak on the conceptual construction, historical background and potential of cultural diplomacy in Pakistan.
Dr Nadeem Omar Tarar and Farhat Asif are invited to speak on the said topic. Tarar has a Post-Doctorate from Agha Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. He has more than 25 years of accumulative experience of research, documentation, training and management which includes 15 years of working and heading the departments at NCA Lahore, and the 5 years of educational administration of NCA's second campus, as Director, NCA Rawalpindi.
Dr Tarar is an international author, having 17 publications to his credit, on the subject of art, culture, heritage and education of Pakistan. He has taught and lectured in all the leading universities in Pakistan, and abroad, including JNU, India, SOAS, UK and MIT, USA.
Farhat Asif is heading the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Islamabad. She promotes peace and women's rights through education. Aside from academic research and training, Asif focuses on playing a leading role in developing a multi-sectoral approach. Through her efforts, she established Center for Women Peace and Leadership Pakistan. She is projecting Pakistan's peaceful image through premier opinion based publication. She is also the winner N-Peace Award 2017 in the category of "Campaign for Action".
Lok Virsa with its mandate is focusing on the promotion of folk heritage of Pakistan in a way that is relevant to people of all ages and backgrounds and to provide more meaning, depth and rootedness in life.
The promotion of folk heritage will also create more space for expressing diversity within the culture, asserting cultural autonomy and dignity, said the organizers.