Prof. Dr. Huma Baqai’s Outreach Activities as Rector MiTE June 2022 – June 2023

A Year in Review

June 2022

  1. Participated as a speaker in the IPRI twitter space session held on 11th June 2022 titled “Effects of Political Turmoil on Economy and Security Matrix”.
  2. Conducted a lecture session for Training Management and Research (TMR) Wing of S&GAD, Government of Sindh on 24th June 2022 on the topic “Overview of Pakistan Relationships with the Big Five and Changing Dynamics”.
  3. Invited the First Secretaries Mr. Michael Kourteff and Ms. Victoria Banks from the Australian High Commission to hold a meeting at the campus on 5th July 2022.
  4. A book chapter was published by in June 2022 Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES) Pakistan Foreign titled “A Rearticulation of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy in the Wake of Twenty-First Century Challenges”.

July 2022

  1. Presented a paper on the “Major Paradigm Shifts in the Indian Ocean Region – Emanating from BRI and CPEC” at the International Conference organized by Punjab University on 7th July 2022 (held online).
  2. Participated in the FNF Alumni Conference held in Boston from 10th-13th July 2022 organized by the Fredrich Nauman Foundation, North I was also a panelist in the discussion titled “the United States, China and the Geo-Economic Grand Strategy”.
  3. Several TV appearances on national TV and also did a show on Turkish TV “PTI’s Punjab Victory on TRT World” – URL: newsmakers/ptis-punjab-victory/62d8180edfcf4c001751f63c
  4. Was a panelist in the Discussion titled “Importance of Mental health in Pakistan and beyond” organized by Cognite and Synapse on 27th July 2022 at the British Deputy High Commission Karachi.

August 2022

  1. Participated as a speaker in a seminar titled “Pakistan and the Changing Power Dynamics of the Indian Ocean – An Analysis” organized by the National Institute of Maritime Affairs on 11th August 2022.


  1. Panelist in the Discussion titled “75 Years of Pakistan: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward” organized by NED University on 12th August 2022.
  2. Conducted a seminar on “Concept of Power, International Political Structure, and the Current Global Order” organized by the National Defense University Islamabad on 25th August 2022.
  3. Speaker in a Focus Group Discussion on the topic ‘India’s Diplomatic, Political, and Socio-Economic Forays In IIOJK: Long-term Implications for Kashmir’s Sovereignty in view of International Law, and Options for Pakistan’ organized by the Army Institute of Military History (AIMH), General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi, Pakistan on 30th August 2022.

September 2022

  1. Participated and presented a paper on “Afghanistan a Factor in Pakistan-US Relations”, in the 16th International American Studies Conference, entitled “Seventy- Five Years of US – Pakistan Relations”, organized by the Area Study Centre for Africa, North and South America (ASC) a specialized teaching and research Centre of Quaid- i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, Pakistan from 14th-15 September 2022.
  2. Participation as a Keynote Speaker and delivered a talk on “One Year of Taliban Rule in Afghanistan – An Overview”, in the Pak-Afghan Religious Scholars Conference organized by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) from September 19 & 20, 2022 in Islamabad.

October 2022

  1. Panelist in a Conference titled ‘Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Pakistan’, organized by the Center for law and Security in collaboration with the National Institute of Maritime Affairs on 6th October 2022.
  2. Moderated a policy roundtable on ‘Geo-economics and the Future of Pakistan’s Economic Security’ organized by the University of Lahore in collaboration with the Millennium Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship on 25th October 2022.
  3. Participated in the Capacity Building Workshop for Vice Chancellors/Rectors organized by Sindh Higher Education Commission on 26th and 27th October 2022.

November 2022

  1. Delivered a talk on ‘Pakistan’s Development Model in the Challenging Geo- economic times’. The Conference of Pakistan Strategic Foresights Group (PSFG) on


Pakistan and Eurasia’s New Geopolitics was organized by the Friedrich Nauman Foundation (FES) Pakistan on 1st November 2022.

  1. Moderated three sessions for the Adab Festival from 26th-27th November 2022; the details of the sessions are:
    1. “The Indus Saga and the Making of Pakistan”, In Conversation with Aitzaz
    2. “Master Mentors”, Discussion with Zafar
  • “Political Memoirs: Ciphers and Supplements to History”, A discussion with Senator (r) Javed Jabbar.

December 2022

  1. Guest Speaker in the International Urdu Conference for the session titled “Women and our Societal Behaviors”, organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi on 3rd December 2022.
  2. Speaker in a Seminar on “Corporate Governance”, organized by the International School of Business and Law, Suffa University on 9th December 2022.
  3. Keynote Speaker in the Conference titled “Modern Trends in Science Technology: Contribution of Pakistani Women”, organized by the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) on 17th December 2022.
  4. Delivered a talk on ‘Strategic Environment of the Indian Ocean’ in the 3rd Maritime Symposium organized by the National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA), Islamabad, on 20th December 2022.
  5. Guest Speaker for the PAF Air War College, delivered a talk on the “Strategic Environment of Indian Ocean”, the event was organized on 22nd December 2022.
  6. Guest Speaker in the Formal Book Launch of the Book, “The Gambit on the Devil’s Chessboard” Written by Imran Khan on 24th December 2022.

January 2023

  1. Baqai participated in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit from 14th- 31st January 2023. She moderated a session in Pakistan Pavilion titled “Pakistan’s Pathway to Eurasia”.
  2. Conducted a session on ‘Transformational Leadership and Influencing Change’ in TMUC’s 7th Annual Colloquia in Islamabad.


February 2023

  1. Attended the HUM Women Awards as a jury member on 17th-18th February 2023,
  2. Moderated a session in the Pakistan International Maritime Expo & Conference (PIMEC) 2023 The details of the sessions are as follows:

Session Title: Evolving Geo-Strategic Environment – Impact on Security Calculus of IOR

Date: 10th February 2023

Organized by: Pakistan International Maritime Expo & Conference (PIMEC)

  1. Chief Guest at 7th KASBIT International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (KICMR-2023) on 15th February 2023.

In total 4 Vice Chancellors were invited to the conference as Guest of Honour; however, Dr. Baqai was invited as the Chief Guest.

  1. Participated as speaker and moderator in the 14th Karachi Literature Festival, the details of the two sessions are as follows:
  2. Session: The Silk Road and Beyond: Narratives of a Muslim Historian by Iftikhar
  3. Malik

Date: Sunday 19 February 2023

Speakers: Iftikhar H. Malik and Nomanul Haq | Moderator: Huma Baqai

  1. Session: Evolving Geopolitics and its Impact on Pakistan Date: Sunday 19 February 2023

Speakers: Dr. Rabia Akhtar, Dr. Huma Baqai, Ghias Khan, Niels Hegewisch | Moderator: Ejaz Haider

March 2023

  1. Attended the 14th Ladies Women’s Awards 2023 held at the Governor House Sindh, Karachi held on 2nd March 2023.
  2. Moderated a talk by Former Finance Minister Dr. Miftah Ismail organized by the Rotary Club on 4th March 2023.


  1. Speaker for the Webinar on International Women’s Day organized by BMA Capital Management Ltd. titled Leading with Impact: Lessons from a Trailblazing Educator” on 6th March 2023.
  2. Panelist in a Discussion organized by Research Education & Development (R.E.D) International titled “Your; Journey, fights, successes, challenges and your Wins” on 7th March 2023.
  3. Keynote Speaker at the International Women’s Day 2023 organized by Indus Hospital & Health Network on 8th March 2023.
  4. Participated as Rector MiTE in the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks Conference and delivered a talk on “Inclusive Leadership for a Diverse Workplace” on 9th March 2023.
  5. Presented with an award at the Atraaf-e-Khidmat Award Ceremony on 10th March
  6. Participated as Speaker in the seminar titled “Winning in a Man’s World” on 18th March 2023 organized by the Pakistan Women’s Foundation for Peace.
  7. Participated in the 5th Vice Chancellor’s Forum as Rector MiTE organized by the Higher Education Commission held on 19th – 20th March 2023 at Marriott Hotel
  8. Panelist in the Roundtable Discussion titles “Navigating Sanctions and pursuing Economic Security within a Fractured Global Order” held by the National Defense University on 21st March 2023.

April 2023

  1. Speaker at the Session titled “Meet the Leaders” organized by Katalyst Labs (Ms. Jehan Ara) held on 27th April 2022.
  2. Held an internal Capacity Building Training Session for MiTE/TMUC staff and faculty titled “How to Train the Trainer” on 29th April 2023.

May 2023

  1. Moderated a session titled “What is the Call of Duty” at the CFO Conference held on 16th May 2023 organized by ICAP Pakistan.
  2. Participated as Honorable Guest at the Oath taking Ceremony of the Cabinet and Council Members of Freethinkers Society organized by Federal Urdu University Karachi on 17th May


  1. Speaker at a session organized by Unilever Pakistan titled “Impact and Influence in the Workplace” held on 26th May 2023.

June 2023

  1. Invited as Rector MiTE by the Higher Education Commission to the event titled ‘EDU DAY’ held on 1st June 2023 at Marriott Hotel Karachi.

New Memberships

  • Member Advisory Board Bahria University
  • Member of the National Defence University Senate
  • Senior Vice Chair, Karachi Council for Foreign Relations
  • Member of Strategic Advisory Panel for The Bandaranaike Academy for Leadership & Public Policy
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board and Reviewer of Blind Peer-Reviewed Research Journal of Center for International Strategic Studies Sindh: Global Strategic Pulse

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