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ONU Presents Lecture on Modern Pakistan

Dr. Munir Ahmad, of the Dosti Welfare Organization (DWO), will present his lecture “What is Pakistan? Pakistan Today,” as a part of the Phi Beta Delta International Forum on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Dicke Forum.

The presentation will address the roots of modern Pakistan and the current conflicts between the Hindu and Muslim people. Ahmad will also discuss the impact different groups have made over the years and the political and aesthetic legacies that compose the region’s portrayal in the media.

Ahmad was born to a poor family in Peshawar, Pakistan. After graduating from medical school, he came to the U.S. in 1971 where he completed his residency. He has provided numerous educational opportunities for young people of Pakistan in the form of sponsorships, scholarships and awards. In 1994, he founded the DWO to oversee schools in the rural areas of Pakistan. In 2003, he opened the U.S. office of DWO. He currently oversees the Reynolds Clinic in Toledo, Ohio.

Phi Beta Delta is the honor society for international scholars. Founded in 1987, the nominees for membership in the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Phi Beta Delta include outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni. The society hopes to integrate those who possess a deep commitment to international affairs, education and research. One of the functions of the Gamma Upsilon chapter has been to create a regular forum in which international affairs can be discussed using University sources and by seeking prominent individuals with varied experience in international affairs recruited from beyond the University community.

This event is free and open to the public.