Conversations with Women in Science and Technology

Webinar Series


“Conversations with Women in Science and Technology” (CWST) webinar series will feature leading women scientists from all over the globe and their cutting-edge contributions to science and academia. The webinars will be hosted by the Dean’s Office at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at LUMS and will be open to the public with registration. These talks will broaden transdisciplinary thinking and inform the audience of key scientific issues of global and regional significance, particularly in the context of climate change and environmental degradation. They will highlight the many ways in which women scientists have expanded their research horizons outside of laboratories and channelled their research knowledge toward the advancement and betterment of society. This initiative aims to acknowledge the inequities women may face while pursuing scientific careers by providing them with a platform to share their research with the global community and celebrate their accomplishments. The conversational nature of CWST talks will create opportunities for young students and scholars to interact with inspiring female role models in the scientific community, while highlighting the diverse research and career paths available to students in the field of science. 

CWST will be broadcast as online webinars on Mondays beginning from January 10, 2022, and continue till April 30, 2022. The list of upcoming talks and recordings will be updated on this page. If you are interested in being featured in CWST, please send in an abstract of your topic of interest to





First talk of the Webinar Series

Ocean, Cryosphere and Sea Level Change

Speaker: Dr. Helene Hewitt (Science Fellow, UK Met Office, and a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC AR6)

Date: January 10, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM Pakistan Time

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Second talk of the Webinar Series

Reconstructing Planet Formation Using Dynamical and Chemical Fossils

Speaker: Dr Daniella C Bardalez Gagliuffi, Kalbfleisch Postdoctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA

Date: February 01, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM Pakistan Time

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Third talk of the Webinar Series

Can You Hear Me Now? Effectively Communicating Scientific Research to Policymakers and Decision-Leaders

Speaker: Dr. Kimiko Barrett, Research and Policy Lead, Headwaters Economics, Bozeman, Montana, USA

Date: February 08, 2022

Time: 8:30 PM Pakistan Time

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Fourth talk of the webinar series

The Importance of the Cryosphere in High Mountain Asia

Speaker: Dr. Miriam Jackson, Programme Coordinator for the Cryosphere Initiative, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal

Date: February 16, 2022

Time: 2:15 PM Pakistan Time

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Fifth talk of the webinar series

Himalayan Debris-Covered Glaciers: Why Are They Special and What Can We Learn From Their Interior?

Speaker: Dr. Katie Miles, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Glaciology, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University

Date: February 22, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM Pakistan Time

Video link to the webinar: Click here