Aleema Jamal: Leading Change - Laurier Project

Aleema Jamal: Leading Change – Laurier Project

Aleema completed her B.A. in International Relations and M.Sc. in Management Science & Engineering, from Stanford University. In her current role, Aleema is tasked with building the Laurier Project’s strategic direction and capabilities in support of its vision: to develop a project that will have long-term, transformational impact on the nation. The Laurier Project’s board…

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Tasneem Jamal: Uganda's Asian Exiles

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Tasneem Jamal: Uganda’s Asian Exiles

In 1972, Dictator Idi Amin expelled tens of thousands of South Asians from Uganda, many of whom had lived in the country for generations. Author Tasneem Jamal’s family was among those expelled. Her family fled to Canada along with thousands of others, an experience she chronicles in her novel “Where the Air is Sweet.” This…

Rumi Chunara: Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Rumi Chunara: Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Problem: Our systems for detecting outbreaks of disease are unreliable. Typically, word of outbreaks bubbles up as patients see health professionals, who report cases to authorities. Those authorities often can’t piece the reports together in time to prevent significant numbers of other people from getting sick. Solution: Rumi Chunara, a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital…

Farrukh Valliani, president Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, at Dallas Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue

Farrukh Valliani, President Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, at Dallas Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue

DALLAS—Recently, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted dozens of Dallas-area high school students for the 8th annual Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue held at the Southern Methodist University’s Owens Art Center. [...] Farrukh Valliani, president of the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, addressed the students, highlighting that cultural diversity was crucial in today’s…

Tabreek Somani with her homeroom teacher and 12 years old class on the occasion of Spirit Day - From Karachi to Bishkek to Mombasa: Tabreek Somani’s Educational Journey in Diverse Cultural Settings

From Karachi to Bishkek to Mombasa: Tabreek Somani’s Educational Journey in Diverse Cultural Settings

Tabreek started her education from the Foundation Public School in Karachi, which followed the British education system (Cambridge curriculum) after completing one year of early years learning at Head Start, Karachi. Her family moved to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and she enrolled at the QSI International School of Bishkek (QSIB), which follows the American curriculum…

Karim Pirani

Karim Pirani awarded Cox-Just Prize at University of Chicago

Karim Pirani, the 2014 Cox-Just Prize recipient. Karim Pirani is a 2014 graduate of the College, where he majored in History and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. He researched and wrote his B.A. thesis, Nascent Activism in a New Asian American Landscape: Gender, Media, and Politics after Vincent Chin with the guidance of his faculty advisor, Matthew…