Dr. Jullandhry visits Florida State University

Professor Jullandhry
Professor Jullandhry

The College of Communication and Information was glad to welcome Professor Shafiq Jullandhry to Florida State University for several talks in September 10-12, 2014. He spoke on speech rights and political institutions for a guest talk in Stephen McDowell’s media legalities class, and also on journalism and politics at a lunch meeting at the Center for Global Engagement.  The visit was supported by the South Asian Media Studies research program and the John H. Phipps FSU Foundation fund.

“It is rare to find someone with experience both as a journalist and as a scholar and professor, and who can speak to historical developments and current issues,” said McDowell.  “Professor Jullandhry addressed a range of key questions in media and politics, and really enhanced our understanding of these issues.”

McDowell, Jullandhry, and Dean Larry Dennis

Dr. Jullandhry is a senior Pakistani academic and journalist with vast experience in the field of development support communication and journalistic techniques. He has been associated with the University of the Punjab – one of the largest seats of learning in the South Asian region – for 36 years. After his retirement in 2009, he served Kurakuram International University in senior academic and administrative positions. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Dr. Jullandhry spearheaded a number of projects in the area of development support communication, worked with international organizations such as UNESCO, and assisted Pakistani government in designing communication strategies for numerous mega projects. He has been a regular contributor to prestigious Pakistani newspapers and writes editorials and columns for Daily Pakistan, an Urdu language newspaper.

His areas of interest include development support communication, media history, and journalistic techniques. He has published numerous books, and organized and participated in a multitude of international events. He is also an active member of a few organizations promoting regional and international peace.