Dean's Message

"Welcome to the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School for Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. We are the largest school at LUMS and pride ourselves on our world class faculty and thriving student life. In an age where ‘marketability’ has become a buzzword, driving many young men and women into the professions right after high school, we focus on providing our students with a broad-based education that lays a solid foundation for them to build their lives and careers on.

Trained at leading universities of the world, and deeply engaged with local realities, our faculty members have transformed the way social sciences and humanities are taught in Pakistan. Their passion and commitment is reflected in the vibrant intellectual culture of the school, and translates into teaching that is truly transformative. Students start the programme by developing strong conceptual foundations across a range of subjects before graduating on to advanced, specialized courses that only our faculty can deliver.

Equipped with an excellent liberal arts education, with specializations in economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, and literature in English, along with several joint majors, our students go on to stellar careers in academia, policy-making, politics, media, corporate sector, third sector, government and international organizations.

However, as proud as we are of our students’ accomplishments, what gives us even greater satisfaction is the sensitivity, empathy and thoughtfulness that we are able to impart to them. Arriving just after high school, our students step into the world four years later as mature, engaged and reflective citizens, prepared to serve in the highest offices in public and private sectors."

Biography of the Dean

Dr. Munir has a PhD in Strategy and Policy from McGill University, Canada. Most recently Dr. Munir was a Professor of Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School and Director of the Centre of Markets, Organizations and Society. He has also been the Professor of Strategy at the Suleman Dawood School of Business.

Dr. Munir’s research focuses on economic sociology, social change and stability as well as innovation and technological shifts in society. His research also spans economic policy and the competitive advantage of nations.

Dr. Munir has published several articles in leading organizational and technology journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies and Research Policy and presented his work at numerous international conferences. At the same time he has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, Economic and Political Weekly, Herald, Dawn and World Business. His work has been quoted and cited in several forums including BBC’s Hard Talk, CNN, Wall Street Journal and Business Week. He  also brings extensive business experience to MGSHSS, having been a consultant or trainer for several corporations, including the World Bank; the Ministry of Finance, Thailand; the State Bank of Pakistan; McKinsey & Co; Shell Petroleum; and British Telecom, among several others.  He has also been a consultant to the governments of UK, Pakistan and Nigeria.


Dr. Kamal Ahmed Munir
Dean and Professor

Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities & Social Sciences (MGSHSS)