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Seminar at CSAS
Seminar at CSAS

LAHORE: (Thursday, March 14, 2019): Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies organized a seminar at its auditorium on “Current Trends of Democracy in the World”. Prof. Dr. Staffan I. Lindberg, Director V-Dem Institute, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenberg, Sweden & Wallenberg Academy Fellow was the keynote speaker. CSAS Director Prof. Dr. Umbreen Javaid gave welcome address to the honorable guest and delivered introduction about achievements of the centre. Prof. Dr. Staffan I. Lindberg highlighted the topic of discussion and started his presentation on democracy. The speaker covered topics related to early definitions of democracy, followed by types of democracies witnessed in history and lastly discussed the prevailing trends of democracy in the world and gradual change from liberal democracy to electoral autocracy. All the faculty members, M.Phil/Ph.D scholars of the Centre for South Asian Studies attended the seminar that was followed by discussion session in which all the faculty members, research scholars and the students participated.