The South Asia Institute (SAI) at The University of Texas at Austin has initiated a three-year partnership with Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU ) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, which is made possible by a $999,600 grant from the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. The partnership will concentrate on the professional development of FJWU faculty members, with a focus on the exchange of academic values and teaching and research in the areas of women’s and gender studies, social anthropology and communication and media studies.
“The relationship between UT Austin and FJWU will be grounded in mutual intellectual respect and sensitivity to the relative strengths of each institution,” said Kamran Asdar Ali, director of the South Asia Institute. “We at SAI envisage a partnership where scholars from each university learn from one another to create an enduring impact on the academic lives and communities of both universities.”
Photo caption: Front row (l to r), Kathryn Schalow, U.S. Embassy; Samina Amin Qadir, vice chancellor, FJWU; Kamran Asdar Ali, director of the South Asia Institute.