Dr. Anis Alam

Dr. Anis Alam is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of Development Stuides (GIDS), Lahore School of Economics. Has published numerous research papers in prestigious international journals such as, Physical Review, Nuclear Physics, IL. Nuovo Cimento, Acta Crystallographica, Physic Stat Solidi, Solid State Communications, International Journal of Bifurcation & Chaos; and 16 papers on issues related to science and development that have appeared in international journals (Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (USA), Race & Class (UK), Social Scientist, Bulletin of Sciences (India)) and proceedings in UK, France, Egypt, Italy, India, Malaysia and Pakistan.

He has been active in popularizing science having published translations of books by Nobel Laureate Prof. Abdus Salam, Steven Hawking and George Gamow. He has also published three under-graduate physics textbooks & three popular accounts of science and philosophy.

Published work by Dr. Anis Alam

Alam, M. A. (1978). Critique of Positivism in the Natural Sciences. Social Scientist, 67-78.

Alam, M. A. (1978). Science and imperialism: What Is Science. Race & Class19(3), 239-251.

Alam, A. (1979). Science and Engineering Education in Pakistan; in the Proceedings of the International Seminar Educational Planning for Technical Change IIEP, Paris, France.

Alam, A. (1980). Philosophy, Religion and Science: Three facets of Human Experience: in Proceedings of the Third Philosophy Congress, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Dec.

Alam, A. (1984). Peculiarities of Science in Developing Countries: in Physics and Development Report IC/PD/4 Nov. 1984: published by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.

Alam, A. (1986). Science & Technology for Development: Historical Perspectives From South Asia, Bulletin of Sciences (India), 1986.

Alam, A. (1986). Social Obstacles In the Way of Technical Solutions: in Physics and Development Report .IC/PD/6, January 1986: published by ICTP, Trieste, Italy

Alam, A. (1988). Science Policies for SAARC Countries: In Proceedings of the SAARC Workshop on Science Policy, Islamabad, Oct. 88.

Alam, A. (1988). Forty Years of Science & Technology in Pakistan and India: A Comparative Survey: In Proceedings of PASSP Seminar on “Forty Years Of Science & Technology In Pakistan”, Karachi, Nov. 88.

Alam, A. (1988). Possible Science Policies for Developing Countries: in Proceedings of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Islamabad, 86.

Alam, A. (1989). A Historical Survey of the Social Structure of South Asia, in Aaghai, (Ed.) Mubarak Ali, Nigarashat. Lahore, 1989. (In Urdu)

Alam, A. (1996). Abdus Salam, Lone Pakistani. The Nucleus, 33. (1-2): 5-9

Alam, A. (1996). Science and Technology in 18-19th Century India: in the Journal of the Punjab University Historical Society; Vol. XXIII, 83-93, Oct.-Dec., 1986. (Pakistan)

Alam, A. (1997). How to be an Asian Tiger. Lahore School of Economics, 2, No. 2, Pakistan.

Alam, A. (1999). Nucelar bombs: A poor country’ short cut to international notoriety. Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars31(2), 54-57.

Alam, A. (2002). Higher Education during Colonial Period: Differing Responses in Bengal and Punjab, Quarterly Tareekh, no. 12, Jan. 2002

Alam, A. (2003). Why Science Doesn’t Take Roots in Pakistan: Few Preliminary Thoughts; in the      book Towards Understanding the State of Science in Pakistan, Ed. Dr. Inayatullah, Council of Social Sciences Pakistan (COSS), Islamabad.

Alam, A. (2004). Science, Technology and State (pp. 70-88), in the book Unipolar World & the     Muslim States, Ed. Dr. Kaniz Yusuf, Pakistan Forum, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Alam, A. (2005). Does Nationalism exist in Newly Independent Countries, in Quarterly Tareekh, no. 24.

Alam, A. (2007). Historiography of Science, in Trends of Historiography in South Asia, (Ed.) Mubarak Ali, Pakistan Study Centre, Karachi University, 2007 also in Quarterly Tareekh, no. 33, January. 2007. (In Urdu)

Alam, A. (2010). Human Capital, Science, Technology and Development. Pakistan Perspectives, 15(1), 163.