Dr. Nosheen Ali has a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University and is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted research in Political and Development Sociology, Ethnography, Environmental Politics, Postcolonial and Cultural Studies, and South Asian Islam. Most of her research work focuses on the cultural politics of religion, militarism, and development in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. An ACLS Fellow at Stanford University for the year2009-2010, she is currently writing a book titled States of Struggle: Territory, Faith, and Nature in the Making of Pakistani Kashmir. She is a member of the editorial board of the South Asian journal SAMAJ, and a founding member of the international academic network GRASP (Group for Research in the Anthropology, Sociology, and Politics of Pakistan). Venue of the seminar was E-002, Forman Christian College ( A Chartered University), Lahore.