Public Intellectual Forum 2

Philosophy of Development

The Public Intellectuals Forum (PIF) is a forum for scholars, writers, journalists, academics and social activists. It invites participants to scrutinize issues in a more profound level rather than the typical shallower public discussions.


The forum discusses about the following points:

– Philosophy of development and economic development

– The pros and cons of the free market system

– Capitalism and liberal democracy

– Neo-liberal capitalism, free trade and globalisation

– The role of the government in economic and social change

– Comparative analysis of socialism and capitalism

– Technocracy and new social and economic challenges

18.00 – 19.00

Presentation and reading of paper by Prof. Dr. Hazim Shah

19.00 – 20.00

Refreshments and light discussions

20.00 – 21.00

Discussions and question and answer session

21.30 – 22.00


Zum Kalender hinzufügen


Shah Village Hotel, Petaling Jaya


  • Professor Dr. Mohd Hazim Shah
    • University of Malaya

      Dr. Peter Schier