5 Lessons from Teaching Undergrads

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Answers to the Map Quiz – Apparently Disney World Africa Exists

I have always enjoyed teaching but after this semester I know this is what I want to do for rest of my life. Having taught in 3 different ountries, this is the first semester I was teaching at a large state university in the US with a class size of over 65. 85 students to be exact. I thought I share the top 5 lessons I have learned from this experience as I want to start a conversation on the best practices so teachers can contribute and learn from it. So as a start, I am sharing my lessons. Continue reading 5 Lessons from Teaching Undergrads

Adnanventure 2015 – Ola Miami

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MIAMI – I am coming (hehehe)

Finally the semester is over and it is time for Adnanventure 2015. This year the adventure is bigger, better and awesomer or at least that is what I keep telling myself. The plan is to not have a plan and just take thing as they come. I will be there between 11th and 16th of May. Continue reading Adnanventure 2015 – Ola Miami

Building a Super PAC – My Most Audacious Idea Yet

PAC NANRecently I have been working on a paper that deals with the impact of Political Action Committees (PAC) on politics in Washington DC. Through the course of writing this paper and talking to professionals, I have realized that most people have no idea what a PAC actually does. Continue reading Building a Super PAC – My Most Audacious Idea Yet

Mission Collect Free Campaign Stuff 2016

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#WeWillNeverForgetToForget — our #Fail

*Article originally appeared in DAWN

It is a defense mechanism at this point: turn every issue, every incident into a dichotomy; an either/or, a good side/bad side, and then argue over who is right and who is wrong.

That is the only way Pakistan is dealing with issues right now. It is the #TeriTeamMeriTeam way of doing things. Continue reading #WeWillNeverForgetToForget — our #Fail

Podcast 2 – Lost in Translation: Pakistan’s Middle Class’ Concerns

Lessons From Scotland’s Referendum

Originally written for THE WORD THEATER 

BRITAIN_SCOTLAND_2113410gLast week’s Scottish Referendum ended with a resounding NO vote on independence from the UK. Since winning a clear majority in 2011, Scottish National Party (SNP) had led the charge for independence from the UK. Scotland’s then First Minister and head of SNP, Alex Salmond, bet his political future on getting Scotland out of the union so it would have more control over its finances. What Alex Salmond was promising the Scots was a change after 300+ years in the UK, they would have control of their resources and set out their own foreign policy. On paper, this looks like a great deal, so what went wrong for SNP and why did Scotland say NO to independence? Is there a lesson to be learned here for other federations and unions dealing with separatist movements? Continue reading Lessons From Scotland’s Referendum