Seminar on Climate Change and International Relations

May 7th 2024, Tuesday, Dept of International Relations,  Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) organized a thought-provoking seminar centered around the theme of "Climate Change and International Relations” at IT seminar Hall. The seminar aimed to shed light on the multifaceted aspects of climate change and its implications on international politics, security, conflict, competition, and cooperation.

Ms. Dua Hamid, representing the International Relations Department, extended a warm welcome to all attendees and commenced the event by recitation of Holy Quran. 

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shagufta Naz also graced the event and appreciated that Department of International Relations is working tirelessly on organizing research events and seminars. She emphasized the university's commitment to addressing environmental challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration and applauded the efforts of the Department of International Relations for organizing such a timely and important seminar. A welcome addressed by Chairperson Dept of IR, Prof. Dr Shabnam Gul, who eloquently articulated the importance of addressing climate change as a global challenge that requires collaborative efforts and sustainable solutions. 

The highlight of the seminar was the distinguished panel of speakers, who shared their expertise and insights on various aspects of climate change and international relations. Dr. Aiysha Safdar, Associate Professor and Head of the IR Department at Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, discussed the implications of climate change on security and conflict resolution.

Dr. Zainab Ahmed, Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the IR Department at Lahore Garrison University, emphasized the need for policy interventions to mitigate the effects of climate change at both national and international levels. Additionally, Ms. Sufia Naveed, a virtual participant from the University of South Australia, provided valuable insights into strategies for reversing the process of climate change.

The seminar concluded with an engaging question and answer session, where attendees had the opportunity to interact with the speakers and delve deeper into the topic.

In her concluding remarks, Prof. Dr. Shabnam Gul, Chairperson of the Department of International Relations at LCWU, thanked all guests, organizers Ms Dua, Ms Kulsoom and Ms Fareeha and attendees for active participation. Furthermore, she extended her heartfelt gratitude to Director IT, and his team for facilitation. She also presented tokens of appreciation to the esteemed speakers for their valuable contributions.