January: Reading at ‘Justice for All’ event (as part of national writers’ resistance movement) organized by Ithaca community and IC Writing Department.
February 10: Panelist at ‘India & Pakistan: Journalism and War Hysteria’ with Steve Coll, Seema Sirohi at Columbia Journalism School, New York.
February 17: Panel Discussion at Cornell University on Travel Ban & Immigration organized by Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA).
February 20: Book Launch – Identity Faith & Conflict (published by ICOA) at Queens Museum, NY
March 30: Panel discussion on Human Rights and Development organized by CIPA Cornell.
April 15: Panelist at a discussion on U.S.-Pakistan relations at Soch Festival, Columbia University, New York.
April 17: Panelist at discussion on religious minorities in Pakistan at Harvard Pakistan Forum, Harvard University.
April 29: Panelist at a discussion on Civil Service Reform in Latin America at Columbia University, New York.
May 7: Panelist at Lahore Literature Festival on Sufi poetry & music at Asia Society, New York.
May 15: Panelist at an event on translating Langston Hughes in Urdu Language held by Urdu literary society (Halqa e Arbab e Zauq) in Queens, New York.
May 28: Commencement Speaker at Graduation Ceremony for CIPA graduates at Cornell University.
August 23: Discussed Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan on a CCTV show at Cornell studios.
August 25: Discussed Trump’s announcement on escalation of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, on show ‘Democracy now’.
September 03: Spoke at an event dedicated to ‘Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’ at an Islamic centre in Queens, New York.
October 03: Spoke at a panel on “Anti-democratic trends and the University Space” at the launch of the report “Free to Think” published by ‘Scholars At Risk’ in New York.
October 09: Read a paper ‘Tearing Everything Up: Manto and the Partition’ at the Urdu conference in New York University.
November 09: Moderated a panel discussion on International development at Cornell University.
November 10: Spoke on “Democratic Transition in Pakistan: Prospects and challenges” at Brown University.
December 03: Spoke about the future directions of Pak US relations on Pakistan television.