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‘Pakistan and the Contemporary World’, A View From the Late Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party,” The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, January 21, 2008.

‘Pakistan and Central Asia: Post-Bhutto Implication’, Lecture at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, January 25, 2008

‘Shifting Sand of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, January 31, 2011.

‘World Education: The New Power House’ Keynote Speaker at the Plenary Session, Going Global 5, Hong Kong, March 11, 2011.

‘I Dream of a Pakistan”, TEDx, Lahore, February 4, 2012.

‘Powering the Knowledge Economy’, Keynote address at the Forum of All Vice-Chancellors of the Muslim World, Islamabad, June 11, 2012.

‘Higher Education Pakistan’, Invited presentation at the Forum of Vice-Chancellors of UK Universities, British Council, London, UK, July 3, 2012.

‘Combating Extremism through Education, Science and Technology: Lessons from  Pakistan and Across the Muslim World’, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, September 11, 2012.

‘Higher Education in Pakistan’, George Mason University, Washington DC, September 12,             2012.

‘The Role of Higher Education in the Development of Science & Technology for a  Prosperous Future’, Sixth Conference of the OIC Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khartoum, Sudan, November 22, 2012.

‘Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, Invited keynote plenary presentation at the European Union Parliament Conference on “EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration”, Brussels, March 7, 2013.

“The Role of University Scientific Research in Building a Knowledge Economy”, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Nov 2, 2016"