A BALANCED FUTURE

We all bear a significant historical responsibility to ensure comprehensive, balanced, and sustainable economic and social development for a global population. We look toward the future to promote development in the world as a whole, and promote durable common prosperity and equal opportunities to eliminate poverty while minimizing environmental abuse. (Singh & Wen, 2008) This dimension addresses a number of essential questions on a balanced future:

  • How will climate change impact the future of humanity? Is it too late?
  • Can we feed the growing population on the planet without destroying it?
  • Does humanity have a future beyond Planet Earth – or is this merely the stuff of science fiction?
  • Will the world ever be able to eliminate poverty, unequal distribution of wealth, and unequal access to healthcare?
  • Will religious and ethnic minorities remain ‘minorities’ in the future?
  • Will gender equality be achieved through the development of the arts, humanities and sciences? (Rees, et al., 2016)
Select Timezone

Day 1 29/05/2021

09:15 - 10:15 GMT10:15 - 11:15 BST11:15 - 12:15 CET13:15 - 14:15 GST14:15 - 15:15 PKT17:15 - 18:15 MST02:15 - 03:15 PST05:15 - 06:15 EST

Dimension: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: Lost in Translation: SNC from Ideas to Implementation
Moderator: Fasi Zaka
Panellist: Dr Mariam Chughtai, Arshad Saeed Husain, Ch Faisal Mushtaq TI, Dr Ayesha Razzaque

09:30 - 10:30 GMT10:30 - 11:30 BST11:30 - 12:30 CET13:30 - 14:30 GST14:30 - 15:30 PKT17:30 - 18:30 MST02:30 - 03:30 PST05:30 - 06:30 EST

Dimension: Inclusive Future
Panel Discussion: Vaccine Safety, Efficacy and Access: Covidopoly?
Moderator: Dr Saulat Fatimi
Panellist: Dr Omar Chughtai, Dr Faisal Sultan, Dr Faisal Mahmood, Dr Nawal Salahuddin

10:45 - 11:45 GMT11:45 - 12:45 BST12:45 - 13:45 CET14:45 - 15:45 GST15:45 - 16:45 PKT18:45 - 19:45 MST03:45 - 04:45 PST06:45 - 07:45 EST

Dimension: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: Beyond Reopening Schools: Emerging Priorities
Moderator: Afshan Khalid
Panellist: Nadeem Ghani, Attiya Noon, Suhail bin Aziz, Baela Raza Jamil, Shehryar Salamat

14:00 - 15:00 GMT15:00 - 16:00 BST16:00 - 17:00 CET18:00 - 19:00 GST19:00 - 20:00 PKT22:00 - 23:00 MST07:00 - 08:00 PST10:00 - 11:00 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Workshop: Holding Young People in a Digital Space: Keys to Creating a New Generation of Jedis
Host: Kanwal Malik
Workshop facilitator: Thom Markham

14:15 - 15:15 GMT15:15 - 16:15 BST16:15 - 17:15 CET18:15 - 19:15 GST19:15 - 20:15 PKT22:15 - 23:15 MST07:15 - 08:15 PST10:15 - 11:15 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Panel Discussion: Deepfakes: Seeing is No Longer Believing
Moderator: Sonya Rehman
Panellist: Nikhil Chandhok, Ajit Punj, Yaser Khan, Ayesha Nasir, Badar Khusnood

15:15 - 16:15 GMT16:15 - 17:15 BST17:15 - 18:15 CET19:15 - 20:15 GST20:15 - 21:15 PKT23:15 - 00:15 MST08:15 - 09:15 PST11:15 - 12:15 EST

Dimension: Inclusive Future
Panel Discussion: Censorship, Human Endurance, and Crossfires
Moderator: Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi
Panellist: Usama Khilji, Nighat Dad, Ahmed Alnaouq

15:30 - 16:30 GMT16:30 - 17:30 BST17:30 - 18:30 CET19:30 - 20:30 GST20:30 - 21:30 PKT23:30 - 00:30 MST08:30 - 09:30 PST11:30 - 12:30 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Panel Discussion: From Room to Zoom: The Changing Landscape of Education
Moderator: Iain Riley
Panellist: Adrian Kearney, Sadaf Rahman, Riaz Kamlani, Deepanshu Arora

Day 2 30/05/2021

08:00 - 09:00 GMT09:00 - 10:00 BST10:00 - 11:00 CET12:00 - 13:00 GST13:00 - 14:00 PKT16:00 - 17:00 MST01:00 - 02:00 PST04:00 - 05:00 EST

Dimension: Inclusive Future
Panel Discussion: It`s OK not to be OK: Brewing Toxic Positivity
Moderator: Iram Naqvi
Panellist: Amy Green, Dr Salma Siddiqui, Sayeda Habib

08:15 - 09:15 GMT09:15 - 10:15 BST10:15 - 11:15 CET12:15 - 13:15 GST13:15 - 14:15 PKT16:15 - 17:15 MST01:15 - 02:15 PST04:15 - 05:15 EST

Dimension: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: Lights, Camera, Covid! Producing Big Hits or Taking a Big Hit?
Moderator: Mehmal Sarfraz
Panellist: Mariam El Bacha, Salman Iqbal, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Sajid Hasan

09:15 - 10:00 GMT10:15 - 11:00 BST11:15 - 12:00 CET13:15 - 14:00 GST14:15 - 15:00 PKT17:15 - 18:00 MST02:15 - 03:00 PST05:15 - 06:00 EST
Interview: Happier Futures for All - Pipe dream or Possibility? Munizae Jahangir in Conversation with Hina Rabbani Khar
Interviewer: Munizae Jahangir
Guest: Hina Rabbani Khar

09:30 - 10:30 GMT10:30 - 11:30 BST11:30 - 12:30 CET13:30 - 14:30 GST14:30 - 15:30 PKT17:30 - 18:30 MST02:30 - 03:30 PST05:30 - 06:30 EST

Dimension: Digitally Intelligent Future
Panel Discussion: Unleashing the Potential of AI in Education
Moderator: Paul Keijzer
Panellist: Ali Nomani, Dr Wayne Holmes, Dr Umar Saif, Dr Khurram Jamil

10:30 - 11:30 GMT11:30 - 12:30 BST12:30 - 13:30 CET14:30 - 15:30 GST15:30 - 16:30 PKT18:30 - 19:30 MST03:30 - 04:30 PST06:30 - 07:30 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Panel Discussion: #CancelExams - Top Trending Tweet or Necessity?
Moderator: Narjis Haider
Panellist: Mustafa Mir, Omer Shamil, Mariya Mazhar, Arham Ahmed

14:00 - 15:00 GMT15:00 - 16:00 BST16:00 - 17:00 CET18:00 - 19:00 GST19:00 - 20:00 PKT22:00 - 23:00 MST07:00 - 08:00 PST10:00 - 11:00 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Workshop: Power of Simple: Strategies for School Transformation Post-Covid
Host: Sarah Muneeb
Workshop facilitator: Kyle Wagner

14:15 - 15:15 GMT15:15 - 16:15 BST16:15 - 17:15 CET18:15 - 19:15 GST19:15 - 20:15 PKT22:15 - 23:15 MST07:15 - 08:15 PST10:15 - 11:15 EST

Dimension: Digitally Intelligent Future
Panel Discussion: Bitcoin: Symbol of a New World Order?
Moderator: Omar Javaid
Panellist: Moneeza Butt, Jens Zimmermann, Davinci Jeremie