Spring Global Insights Opens with Pakistan

February 12, 2018
Ethnically diverse, with over 60 languages spoken, Pakistan is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world dating back over 5000 years, the Indus Valley Civilization. Becoming a nation in 1947 and holding the 6th largest population, it is located between India, China and Afghanistan, is bordered to the north by the highest mountains, the Himalayas, and to the south by the shores of the Arabian Sea.  Hurr Hamdani ’18, graduate student in Scranton’s MBA program,  will present at the first spring Global Insights program on Thursday, February 22 at 11:30 a.m. in The Rose Room, Brennan Hall, Room 509.  A light lunch featuring cuisine from the highlighted country will be served. Registration is required. Please click here to register.
A native of Lahore, Pakistan, Hurr will feature notable Pakistanis for their significant contributions to society such as Dr. Ruth Pfau, a German native who worked to rid Pakistan of leprosy; Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to become head of state of a majority Muslim country; and Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Hurr shared that Lahore is known for its cuisine and food streets dating back to the Mughals. A local delicacy, Nihari is made with beef or goat meat and cooked in spices for hours to create a favorite dish. He is an experienced skier and enjoys hiking, including on the international border with the highest elevation in the world. Hurr’s favorite city is the nation’s capital, Islamabad, whose structure was designed by architects in the 1970’s.
Hurr has enjoyed his time at Scranton. “People have been very friendly. I am happy to meet new people and make new friends. I would love to host and welcome my American friends to take them around the city.”
This program is being offered by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. For more information, please contact Huey Shi Chew at or 570-941-7575.
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