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First Person: My Impressions of a Never-Ending Journey

First Person: My Impressions of a Never-Ending Journey
The following is a heartfelt post by Fulbright alumna, Amna Yameen, describing her journey as a Pakistani, Muslim student in the U.S. on a Fulbright scholarship. She returned in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.  Love. That is the first word ...
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PUAN in 2015

PUAN in 2015
By Rimsha Ali Shah “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one.”   Brad Paisley. As we welcome 2016 tomorrow and begin the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN)’s next 365-page book, let’s take a look at how 2015 has been for PUAN.  With twelve chapters ...
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From Concordia to K2: CCI Alumnus Leads Volunteers For Eco-Friendly Tourism Drive

From Concordia to K2: CCI Alumnus Leads Volunteers For Eco-Friendly Tourism Drive
By Rimsha Ali Shah. It is not possible to encapsulate the breathtaking magnificence of the savage yet grandiose K2, and the majestic centerpiece of the Karakorum mountain range – Baltoro Glacier – in words.  For adventure tourism enthusiasts from Pakistan and beyond, the Gilgit-Baltistan region, and the Baltoro Glacier and ...
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Photo of the Day: Theater Performance Raises Awareness of Artists’ Rights

Photo of the Day: Theater Performance Raises Awareness of Artists’ Rights
A scene from “Chulbuk Chori,” an anti-piracy musical performanced by Thespianz theater group in Peshawar last week.  Almost 500 people attended the performance, including youth and civil society. The play highlights the importance of copyright protections for literature and the arts.  The brains behind the project: Faisal Malik, president of ...
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Young Alumni Highlight Activism on Preventing Gender-Based Violence

Young Alumni Highlight Activism on Preventing Gender-Based Violence
Young alumni of the Islamabad-Rawalpindi chapter of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) continued to highlight activism on preventing gender-based violence for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, through media appearances and dialogue with counterparts in Chennai and Kolkata Pakistani and Indian Alumni Discuss Regional Cooperation on Countering Gender Violence Fifteen Pakistani ...
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PTV Talk Show Features Alumni of “Art for Social Change” Exchange

PTV Talk Show Features Alumni of “Art for Social Change” Exchange
Three alumni artists, and their mentor Jamal Shah, discussed their U.S. exchange experience on Sultan Hali’s Defense and Diplomacy talk show, which aired on PTV Dec. 5.  The alumni shared the overwhelmingly positive American response to their artwork featured in the “Pakistani Voices” exhibit currently on view at the Phillips ...
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Alumni Share Life-Changing Exchange Experiences on Local Radio Show

Alumni Share Life-Changing Exchange Experiences on Local Radio Show
On Nov. 20, the U.S.Embassy’s weekly alumni radio show“Radiance” on FM 94, focused on Global UGrad recruitment.  Featured guests included Assistant Cultural Attache Alexis Sullivan and three Global UGrad and Youth Exchange and Study (YES) alumni.  The participants described the wide variety of U.S. exchange programs available to Pakistani students ...
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Lahore Alumni Host Seminar on Revitalizing Pakistan’s Film Industry

Lahore Alumni Host Seminar on Revitalizing Pakistan’s Film Industry
The Lahore Chapter of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) organized a seminar Oct. 26 on the “Revival of Pakistani Cinema and Film Industry” at the Pakistan College of Law.  A large number of university students and U.S. exchange alumni attended the event. Top Pakistani film producers Syed Noor and Shahzad ...
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Iowa Writers Program Alumnae Publish Op-Eds in International Press

Iowa Writers Program Alumnae Publish Op-Eds in International Press
Bina Shah, an alumna of the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa, is now a contributing opinion writer for the international edition of The New York Times.   She wrote the op-ed “Did Malala Teach Us Anything?” in the Oct. 17 issue.  The article highlighted the plight of women ...
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Iowa Writers Program Alumnae Publish Op-Eds in International Press

Iowa Writers Program Alumnae Publish Op-Eds in International Press
Bina Shah, an alumna of the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa, is now a contributing opinion writer for the international edition of The New York Times.   She wrote the op-ed “Did Malala Teach Us Anything?” in the Oct. 17 issue.  The article highlighted the plight of women ...
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