LAHORE - Afkar-e-Taza’s Thinkfest will be held at Alhamra Arts Council from January 13.

The Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest realizes the vision of Iqbal, the aspirations of Jinnah, and the hopes of millions of Pakistanis in establishing a space for creative thinking, robust discussion and innovative ideas. It will bring together distinguished academics, writers, poets, artists, analysts, and performers from all over the world.

The Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest will feature over two dozen international speakers who will engage with over sixty local experts on topics like the fate of Muslims in Britain, Rohingya crisis, Middle East, Afghanistan, women and violence in South Asian history, US-China relations, extremism in universities, and even the upcoming 2018 elections.

Along with stimulating panel discussions, there will be an art installation and exhibit on the partition of 1947, and a screening of awarding wining documentaries. There will be over 20 international speakers, 60 national speakers, and 30 academic institutions. Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace laureate for 2011 and Baroness Warsi, Chairman of the Conservative Party, UK, Rt will be the keynote speakers at the event.

The festival will start at 11am and continue till 7:30pm on both days, with several concurrent sessions.

There will also be an enticing food court in the garden featuring the best of traditional and modern cuisine.

The entry for the public is free.