Karachi Research Chair (KRC) is an independent, not-for-profit, policy think-tank striving for democratization, development, equality, justice and peace in Pakistan, especially Karachi. It is a strategic space for collective reflection and collaborative action to deliberate and advocate reform strategies prioritizing the most marginalized. Extrapolating Chomsky’s view of Intelligentsia’s obligation to safeguard social justice, KRC broadens the spectrum of Intellectual Social Responsibility as an institutional norm for collective social reformation.