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National Conference on Promoting Tolerance and Wellbeing: Emerging Trends, C
hallenges and Implications for Research
THEMATIC RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM, HEC
19th – 21st January 2018
Call for abstracts
09 November 2017
Abstract submissions deadline
08th January 2018
10th January 2018
Call for Registration
The Department of Behavioural Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, is pleased to announce Three Day National
Conference on Promoting Tolerance and Wellbeing: Emerging trends, challenges and implications for research) in
collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. The conference is funded by the Higher Education
Commission’s Thematic Research Grant’s Project titled: Promoting tolerance through education: Implementing three
week instructional unit for attitudinal change among higher secondary school students of Rawalpindi under subtheme:
National Security and Foreign Policy led by Dr. Sajida Naz (Principle Investigator) and Dr. Iram Gul (Co- Principle Investigator).
The theme underlying conference is based on fact that Pakistan has been exposed to various internal and external
security threats which have not only restricted lives but has also affected the mental wellbeing in general and specifically
in youth. In this context, literature suggests that public education system is the most effective way to assess and alter
perceptions of individuals about their intra and interrelationships in the society. Keeping in view the need for research
in this area, this three day conference will be an ideal opportunity for the researchers, educationists and young scholars
to present their papers / scholarly work. It would also contribute towards understanding factors leading to growing intolerance
in the society and reflecting on educational strategies that can enhance positive thinking and tolerance particularly among
young adults who comprise a large proportion of our population.
Specifically, this conference aims at a) Enhancing knowledge and expertise about promoting tolerance and wellbeing in
the Pakistani society, b) spreading awareness about importance of tolerance in everyday behaviour / life and c) initiating
multi-level dialogue among teachers, educators, intellectuals, scholars, psychologists and students on promoting tolerance
Format of the Conference
This will be a 3 day conference comprising of a key note and invited lectures/ speakers/ panel discussions and a workshop.
The updated program of the conference will be uploaded shortly.
Main theme of this conference is
Promoting Tolerance and Wellbeing: Emerging trends, challenges and implications for research.
There are following sub-themes, however we encourage and welcome submissions from any area of Behavioural Sciences:
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Peace Psychology
- Positive Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Security Threats and Intolerance
- Media and Peace Discourse
- Extremism and Radicalization
- Human Behaviour and Society
- Prejudices, Discrimination and Tolerance
- Ethics and Moral Behaviour
- Socially Responsible Behaviour and Self Awareness
- Counselling and Mental Health Needs of Students
- Role of Education in Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Conflict Management
- Current Landscape of Terrorism
Students: Rs. 500/-
FJWU Faculty: Rs. 1000/-
Faculty members outside university: Rs. 1500/-
E-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, The Mall, Rawalpindi.
The conference aims to attract Academics, Researchers, Eminent Scholars, Policy Makers and Professionals from public and
private sector, institutes and universities.
Project Team Members:
- Dr. Sajida Naz
- Dr. Iram Gul
- Dr. Aneela Maqsood
- Dr. Ghulam Behlol
Funding agency: Higher Education Commission
Duration: Duration of conference would be of 03 days.
Venue: Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Dr. Sajida Naz
Department of Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Iram Gul
Department of Behavioral Sciences.