The Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES) Conference takes place annually and is a gathering of individuals devoted to scholarly and practical exchange, debate and networking related to comparative and international education.
Dr. Tahir Andrabi, Executive Director SOE, and Dr. Mariam Chughtai, Associate Director SOE, attended the CIES conference, in March 2017, in Atlanta, USA. They presented the LUMS SOE to participants and attendees at the conference with the aim of seeding linkages with top faculty from international institutions. Dr. Tahir Andrabi and Dr. Mariam Chughtai achieved the following two outcomes:
1. Potential faculty recruits from an international market – The SOE team met with international faculty who expressed interest in faculty positions at the LUMS SOE. The team also met with LUMS alumni who were pursuing masters and doctoral degrees at universities in the US.
2. LUMS SOE Advisory Council – Dr. Andrabi and Dr. Chughtai met with select senior faculty members one-on-one from leading institutions around the world to lock them in as advisors to the LUMS SOE.