Law and Governance in the Muslim World: The Case of Pakistan
Chicago GSB Pakistan Club
5/19/2007 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Professor Atif Mian will discuss the relationship between religion and state in Pakistan since independence, and more importantly, try and understand why this relationship evolved the way it did. Download the presentation pdf. Learn more.
Prof. Atif Mian
Members and Non-members : Free (Online Registration Required)
11:00 - 11:15 AM: Welcome and Speaker Introduction
11:15 - 11:45 AM: Presentation
11:45 - 12:15 PM: Q & A
12:15 - 1:00 PM: Informal Networking
Professor Atif Mian will discuss the relationship between religion and state in Pakistan since independence, and more importantly, try and understand why this relationship evolved the way it did. In this regard he will touch upon two factors in particular: (i) partition (in 1947) and the resulting nature of migratory patterns (particularly into and out of West Pakistan). He will briefly talk about some of his research in this regard with Prashant Bharadwaj (Yale University) and Asim Khwaja (Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University); (ii) autocratic regimes - the political economy of autocratic regimes, i.e., why is it the case (theoretically) that autocratic regimes are more likely to encourage dogmatic politics. The above would be the normative aspect of his presentation. On a more positive note, he will talk about what can be done to move forward. This has to deal with suggestions regarding constitutional reforms and economic and political reforms, with particular emphasis on how to implement them successfully.
Associate Professor of Finance - Chicago GSB Education B.S. (Mathematics, Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996; Ph.D. (Economics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001.