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Climate Counts: Exchange Alumni Collaborate for Climate Action

Climate Counts: Exchange Alumni Collaborate for Climate Action
By Rimsha Ali Shah. Fulbright alumnus Qobiljon Shokirov, along with his counterparts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China, was studying trends and drivers of change of rangeland ecosystems as part of an international research on “Rangeland Resources and Uses in the Hindu-Kush Karakoram-Pamir Landscape”. When he found out about a climate ...
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Summit Among the Summits: Youth Hone Leadership Skills at GBYS 2016

Summit Among the Summits: Youth Hone Leadership Skills at GBYS 2016
By Rimsha Ali Shah. It was the morning of August 20, 2016, and despite the long overnight journey from Hunza to Skardu, there was not a trace of exhaustion on Amin Zada’s face. The reason behind it was simple: he had been selected from over 300 applicants to attend the ...
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Innovation in Action: Education Outreach Visits Offer Practical Examples

Innovation in Action: Education Outreach Visits Offer Practical Examples
By Rimsha Ali Shah The PUAN International Education Conference was held from July 22-24, 2016 in Islamabad with 200 exchange alumni from various U.S. State Department exchange programs from across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  In addition to two days of intensive workshops and discussions on mapping education in ...
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PUAN International Education Conference Empowers Educators from South Asia

PUAN International Education Conference Empowers Educators from South Asia
By Rimsha Ali Shah The PUAN International Education Conference held from July 22-24, 2016 in Islamabad with 200 exchange alumni from various U.S. State Department exchange programs from across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka enabled alumni to learn through a series of skill-building and thematic sessions focused on key ...
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PUAN International Education Conference Celebrates the Power of Education

PUAN International Education Conference Celebrates the Power of Education
By Rimsha Ali Shah Priyanka’s flight to Pakistan had been one marked with surprises, unfriendly weather, and a diverted and delayed flight coupled with the bustling traffic jams characteristic of city life.  But she took the delays in stride and termed the disruptions an “exploration” of a country that she ...
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PUAN International Youth Activism Conference: Empowering South Asian Youth Leaders

PUAN International Youth Activism Conference: Empowering South Asian Youth Leaders
By Rimsha Ali Shah. As her plane landed at Islamabad airport, Karuna  could hardly contain her excitement to be back in Pakistan.  Karuna, along with three other Nepalese participants, was excited to take part in a Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN)  youth activism event  bringing together people from not just Nepal ...
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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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Peace and Conflict Resolution: Building bridges of peace

Peace and Conflict Resolution: Building bridges of peace
By Rimsha Ali Shah. A footballer, an interfaith harmony expert, an artist, a banker, a corporate trainer, an author and a blogger all sat together on a table.  While one was from Sindh, the other was from Dhaka.  One understood numbers and the other words.  Seemingly disparate in every manner, ...
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PUAN International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 2015

PUAN International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 2015
After months of preparation, hundreds of applications, numerous hours of planning and streamlining, the day is finally here!  Today we kick off the PUAN International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 2015 with 160 participants from 6 South Asian nations, 32 international speakers, 18 workshops, two panel sessions and six community outreach projects.  We have speakers ...
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The Business of News: Alumni Attend Karachi Journalism Summit

The Business of News: Alumni Attend Karachi Journalism Summit
By Hira Nafees Shah Negotiating time off is never easy for a news professional, but for senior journalist Awais Hameed, attendance at the alumni summit in Karachi at the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) was a “couldn’t miss” opportunity to enhance his media skills. “I have worked in electronic ...
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