Shuja Nawaz, Director, Atlantic Council South Asia Center, to present "Pakistan: In the Eye of The Storm," November 17
Audience:Open to the Public
Shuja Nawaz, Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council of the United States, will present a public talk titled, "Pakistan: In the Eye of The Storm," on Wednesday, November 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. Nawaz's talk is part of the School's "Intractable Conflicts" series.
Nawaz became the first Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council of the United States in 2009. The South Asia Center is the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan as well as on relations between these countries and China, Central Asia, Iran, the Arab world, Europe and the U.S.
A native of Pakistan, Nawaz is a political and strategic analyst and writes for leading newspapers and The Huffington Post, and speaks on current topics before civic groups, at think tanks, and on radio and television. He has worked on projects with RAND, the United States Institute of Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Atlantic Council, and other leading think tanks on projects dealing with Pakistan and the Middle East.
Nawaz was a newscaster and producer for Pakistan Television and covered the 1971 war with India on the Western Front. He has worked for the World Health Organization and has headed three separate divisions at the International Monetary Fund. He was also a Director at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Nawaz was the Managing Editor and then Editor of Finance & Development, the multilingual quarterly of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the World Bank Research Observer. His latest book is Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within (Oxford University Press 2008). He is also the author of FATA: A Most Dangerous Place (CSIS, Washington, D.C., January 2009).
The Intractable Conflicts series is part of five new thematic lecture series that includes Race and Public Policy; Financial Market Regulation; Implementing Healthcare Reform (co-sponsored with the School’s Center for Heath and Wellbeing); and Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination
(co-sponsored with The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination as part of its 10th anniversary).
Each series will feature four to six lectures and/or panel discussions, convening noted scholars, diplomats, and public policy and government officials to discuss pressing policy issues.
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