Visit of Professor Kemochi Hirashima to the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, 07 December, 2018.

Dr. Hirashima, Professor Emeritus at GIDS and Meiji-Gakuin University Tokyo, Japan and Visiting Senior Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) visited GIDS and met with Dr. Rashid Amjad, Director GIDS, and Research Fellows including, Ms. Maham Hameed, Ms Rida Riaz and Ms Fariya Hashmat.


Dr. Amjad updated Dr. Hirashima on the Lahore School’s M.Phil. Development Studies programme at GIDS. He elaborated upon the courses being offered to students and the range of interesting thesis topics on which research is being conducted.

Later, Dr. Hirashima spoke to the current MPhil students about research projects. He also discussed the possible thesis topics particularly about agricultural development in Pakistan and its paramount importance in the context of South Asia.