Student Conference Award​

The award aims to contribute towards student/alumni participation in an international conference to present a paper based on research themes relating to governance in Muslim contexts. 

It represents an excellent opportunity for outstanding AKU students/alumni to have their work publicly recognised. The winner will receive £350 towards presenting a paper based on their research at a conference of their choice. Their paper will be published and promoted on the AKU-ISMC and Governance Programme web and social media pages.

The prize will be evaluated by a panel consisting of the Faculty Lead and Manager of the Governance Programme, as well as the ISMC Director. ​


2019 Award Winner: Muhammad Waqas Mirza

AKU-ISMC alumnus, 2018 cohort

"Power Dynamics in Colonial India: The British Colonisers, ‘Hereditary Ṣūfīs’ And ‘Native State’ Of Bahāwalpūr (1833-1899)" - Paper for the Northeast Conference on British Studies, McGill University, Canada, October 4-5, 2019

Mirza Abstract​ | Mirza Paper

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2018 Award Winner:  Syed Gohar Ali Shah

AKU-ISMC alumnus, 2017 cohort

"Informal Community Courts and Formal Law Enforcement: The Ismaili CAB in the Chitral District of Pakistan" - Paper for the Biannual Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism, University of Ottawa, Canada, August 22-24, 2018​​

Shah Abstract​| Shah Paper