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Learners’ Republic

Inspired by the Republic of Letters, Learners’ Republic is a community of scholars, practitioners, readers and all those eager to learn new developments in natural, social sciences and humanities.

Learners’ Republic is an initiative to foster an inter-disciplinary dialogue and encourage partnerships on a variety of policy, technological, and social discourse. The community is keen to promote diversity not just in disciplines but also in age and gender. Our mission is to provide an intellectually inclusive platform with a stimulating environment by allowing respectful discussion and debate across a multitude of disciplines.

Learners’ Republic strives to encourage and advance the exchange of ideas and the reporting of new developments in all aspects of challenges faced by Pakistan and rest of the world. The diversity in its membership allows for rich debates in global breakthroughs and developments.

Our Board

Muhammad-Naveed-Iftikhar

Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar

Islamabad, Pakistan


Naveed has been working with the public sector, academia, research centers, and international development organizations…

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Maha Ahmad

Islamabad, Pakistan


Maha has done her Masters in Economics from McMaster University in Canada. She is currently working as Assistant Professor at…

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Hiba Haider Zaidi

Islamabad, Pakistan


Hiba has academic training in economics and pursued masters at the London School of Economics and Political Science…

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Shahjahan Chaudhry

Karachi, Pakistan


Shahjahan is a tech entrepreneur and the current Director of National Incubation Center Karachi, a public-private…

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Shirin Gul

Islamabad, Pakistan


Shirin began her career in 2000 researching gender issues. Shirin has led the design and management of projects in the area of…

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Dr M. Sabieh Anwar

Islamabad, Pakistan


Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar is an Associate Professor of physics and Dean at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and ….

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Nimra Tariq

Islamabad, Pakistan


Nimra has done her undergraduate in Social Sciences, majoring in International Relations. She is currently working with Programme Management….

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Dr. Safdar Sohail

Islamabad, Pakistan


Dr. Safdar Sohail, a recently retired, career civil servant, belonged to the Commerce and Trade Service, government of Pakistan. He carries an M. Phil..

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Syed M. Hasan

Islamabad, Pakistan


Syed M. Hasan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at LUMS.  Hasan obtained his PhD in Economics from Ohio State University in 2014….

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