Ambassador Najmuddin A. Shaikh, former Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressed the members of The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs on 'Indian elections of 2014: Impact on the region and Pakistan-India relations' on Friday, 30 May 2014 at the Library of the Institute.
Honourable Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan, addressed the members of the Institute at Sindh Governor's House on 29 April, Tuesday 2014.
Renowned architect and urban planner Arif Hasan addressed the members of the Institute on 'Karachi's Changing Demographics and Urban Strife', in the Library of the Institute on 12 March 2014.
His Excellency Jesper Moller Sorensen, Ambassador of Denmark in Pakistan, addressed the members of the Institute on 'Enhancing Danish-Pakistan Relations and Denmark in the European Union', on 17 February 2014 in the Library of the Institute.
Dr. Francis Robinson, CBE, DL, Professor of History of South Asia, addressed the members of the Institute on 'Iranian influences on South Asia' on 15 February 2014 in the Library of the Institute.
Rajmohan Gandhi, historian, biographer and former member of Rajya Sabha addressed the members of the Institute on 'The state of India’s democracy' on 8 February 2014 in the library of the Institute.
A roundtable discussion with Hakan Gok, Assistant Professor, Maulana Rumi University, Konya, Turkey and Salim Cevik, Lecturer, School of Government, Ipek University, Ankara, Turkey, in the Library of the Institute on 30 January 2014.
Dr. Satya Pal Anand, Professor, Comparative Literature at the University of District of Columbia, Washington DC, addressed the members of the Institute on 'Global versus Regional - A comparative approach to problems facing us today' on 14 December 2013 in the Library of the Institute.
Sherry Rehman, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America, addressed the members of the Institute on 'Transition and Opportunity: Regional Peace and the Strategic Imagination' on 14 October 2013 in the Library of the Institute.
Eminent economist Dr. Shahid Hasan Siddiqui addressed the members of the Institute on 'Strategy for Accelerated Economic Development in Pakistan', on 22 August 2013 in the Library of the Institute.
Dr. Kaiser Bengali and Haris Gazdar addressed the members of the Institute on 'Post Elections Economic and Political Analysis' on 7 June 2013 in the Library of the Institute.
Ambassador Shahid Amin, Ambassador Mansur Alam and Nausheen Wasi spoke on ‘Party Positions on Foreign Policy’ on 2 May 2013 in the library of the Institute.
Andrey V. Demidov, Consul General of the Russian Federation spoke on ‘65 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Russia’ on 26 April 2013 in the library of the Institute.
Zubeida Mustafa, Dr. Kaiser Bengali and Haris Gazdar discussed ‘Party Manifestos and the Future of Pakistan’s Economy’ on 13 April 2013 in the library of the Institute.
Michael Dodman, Consul General of the United States of America talked on the ‘US Foreign Policy and US-Pakistan Bilateral Relations’ on 3 April 2013.
A delegation from the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) addressed a round-table session on ‘Pakistan-China Relations’ on 4 December 2012.
Dr. Kamal Hossain, former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh spoke on ‘Building a peaceful South Asia responsive to the aspirations of all our peoples’ on 24 September 2012.
Mr. Shabbir Mansuri, Chief Executive Officer / Founding Director of Institute on Religion and Civic Values (IRCV), USA. He spoke on: Religious Pluralism in the United States of America on 15 June 2012 in Library of the Institute.
Meeting on Monday 12 March 2012 in collaboration with the common wealth Journalists Association, Pakistan chapter to observe the Commonwealth Day.
An interactive session on "US- Pakistan Strategic cooperation" on 25th Febrary 2012. Ambassadar (RETD) James A.Larocco, National Defence University colonel (Retd) John Jack Jill,, NDU, MR. Zachary J. Meyer NDU
A conversation on US Assistance to Pakistan Speaker: Dr George Perkovich, VP studies and Director, Nuclear Policy Mr. toby Dalton, Program, Carriage Endowment for International and peace Washington DC, USA
His Excellency Mr.Adam Thomson CMG, British High Commissioner in Pakistan, will address the member of the Institute on "UK-Pakistan Foreign Policy" on Friday 27th April 2012 at 3:30 p.m sharp, in the Liabrary of the Institute.
His Excellency will be accompanied by Mr. francis campbell, British Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi.
Ms. Zubeida Mustafa, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the International Women's Media Foundation USA.
She speaks on: Role of the media in Pakistani's Socio-Economic Development on 19th May 2012 in the Institute Liabrary.
Mr Riaz Mohammad Khan former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan addressed on the topic "After Osama bin Laden." 16th May 2012
Mr Majid Aziz former president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited PIIA in a rountable discussion on "The situation in karachi and its impact on Pakistan's Economy" on 8 September 2011
Dr Sarah Ansari, head of the history Department, Royal Holloway University of London, addressing an interactive session on "India, Pakistan and the 1948 British Nationality Act" on 28th December 2011 in the Liabrary of the Institute.
Seminar on "Importance of Contemporary IRAN in the Middle East and the World". President of the Seminar, Dr. Abdur Rahim Gawahi. Held on PIIA Liabrary 22th November, 2011
Mr. Moin R.khan, Chairman of Pakistan Association of Petroleum Geo Scientists and General Manager Exploration, PPL. Topic "Energy potential and meeting the challenge of Energy Gap in Pakistan"
Dr. Ishan Yilmaz, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey, on "Contemporary Turkish Politics in the light of State Law Relations", 29th October 2011.
The member of Press Club Mumbai visit PIIA for general discussion on 17th November 2011.
(22 Member group)
Leading French Scholar, Dr. Jean- Paul Bled, Prof.Emeritus University of Sorbonne, Paris, France addressed a select roundtable session on "French and the Arab World" on 27th September 2011
Ambassador (Retd) Dennis Kux, Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC addressed an interactive session on "State of the US- Pakistan Relationship", on Monday 21st November 2011.
Mr. Riaz Mohammad Khan, former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, addressed the members of the Institute and guests on 16 May 2011, on ‘After Osama Bin Laden’
A delegation of students from Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), led by Dr. Riaz A. Sheikh, visited the Institute on 21 April 2011. The students exchanged views with S. A. Minam Jafri, Honorary Secretary, S. M. Fazal, Honorary Treasure and the research staff. They showed keen interest in the history and working of the Institute.
A lecture to discuss the situation in Egypt was arranged on 4 March 2011. Ambassador Shahid M. Amin spoke on ‘Egyptian Revolution and Beyond’ and Dr. Shahid Hassan Siddiqui , Chairman, Research Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (RIIBF), spoke on ‘Egyptian Revolution: Is it Relevant to Pakistan?’
On 11 December 2010, an interactive session was held on ‘WikiLeaks and After’. The main contributors were Mansoor Alam, former Ambassador of Pakistan on ‘WikiLeak’s Impact on International Diplomacy’ and Mazhar Abbas, senior journalist, anchorperson and former Secretary-General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on ‘WikiLeaks: Access to Information’.
On 4 December 2010, an interactive session was held to mark the international campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The speakers were. Shagufta Alizai, Development Consultant and Founding Member of the Women’s Action Forum, on ‘Milestones in the Women’s Movement in Pakistan’; Maliha Zia Lari, Advocate and Gender and Law Consultant, on ‘Enforcing Affirmative Legislation’ and Arif Hasan, Architect and Urban Planner, on ‘Changing Gender and Family Structures’.
On 2 November 2010, Colonel AG Walden, Defence Attache of the Embassy of Sweden accompanied by Stefan Lof and Christian Schmidt of the Swedish Ministry of Defence and M. Moonis, Councul General of Sweden in Karachi visited the Institute and addressed a roundtable session on ‘Pakistan’s Energy Supply and Situation’.
On 30 October 2010, a roundtable session was held in collaboration with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organisation. Talks were delivered by A. V. Demidov, Counsel General of the Russian Federation in Karachi on ‘Russian Vision of the Role of the UN in the Contemporary World’ and Dr. Tanveer Khalid, Professor of Political Science, University of Karachi, on ‘Developing Countries and the United Nations’.
On 16 October 2010, Dr. Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York; Director of the Civil Society, Markets and Democracy Initiatives; and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program held an interactive session with the members of the Institute on ‘US Foreign Policy’.
On 9 October 2010, a commemorative session was held for Fatehyab Ali Khan, former Chairman of The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs. The speakers were Justice (R) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, Dr. Masuma Hasan, Agha Masood Hussain, Hafeez Lakho and Nausheen Wasi.
Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for American Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), visited the Institute on 6 August 2010 and delivered a lecture on ‘Future of American Foreign Policy.’
Admiral Noman Bashir, Chief of the Naval Staff, visited the Institute on 1 June 2010 and delivered a lecture on ‘The Navy’s Role in Peacetime Diplomacy: Emerging Scenario in the Indian Ocean.’
Dr Anatol Lieven, Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London, visited the Institute on 18 April 2009 and spoke on ‘Changing Nature of War and War Studies.’
Dr. Stephen R. Grand, Fellow and Director of the Saban Center at Brookings’ Project on US Relations with the Islamic World, visited the Institute on 19 February 2009 and spoke on ‘US Relations with the Islamic World.’
A seminar, ‘Islamic Revolution of Iran: Consequences and Achievements’, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran was jointly organized by The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs and the Pakistan-Iran Friendship Association on 31 January 2009.
Zorica McCarthy, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, visited the Institute on 26 April 2008 and spoke on ‘Australian Security Policy.’
Peter L. Fedon, Country Director, Asian Development Bank, visited the Institute on 3 April 2008 and spoke on ‘Role of the Asian Development Bank in Pakistan’s Development.’
Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir, Chief of the Naval Staff, visited the Institute on 8 February 2008 and addressed the members of the Institute and guests on ‘Threat of Terrorism and Security of Ocean Trade: What contributions can the Pakistan Navy make?’
Dr. Robert C. Myrtle, Professor, University of Southern California, visited the Institute on 13 December 2005 and delivered a lecture on ‘Disparities in International Health Care and its Standards.’
Ambassador Karamatullah K. Ghrori visited the Institute on 31 August 2004 and delivered a lecture on ‘American Role in Near East and South Asia.’
Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, Chairman, Grand Democratic Alliance of Pakistan, visited the Institute on 26 July 2004 and shared his personal impressions with the members and guests.
Dr. Greg Mills, Director, South Africa Institute of International Affairs, visited the Institute on 14 July 2004 and delivered a lecture on ‘An Overview of the International Situation.’
Seminar to commemorate 55th anniversary of Pakistan-Russia/USSR diplomatic relations, 12 May 2003.
Naimatullah Khan, City Mayor, Karachi, visited the Institute on 31 December 2002 and shared his thoughts with the members of the Institute and guests.
Ambassador Mansoor Alam, Director-General, Foreign Services Academy visited the Institute on 2 February 2002 and delivered a talk on ‘Foreign Policy and Religion.’
Seminar to commemorate 50th anniversary of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations, 30 May 2001
General Pervez Musharraf, Chief Executive of Pakistan, visited the Institute on 23 June 2000 and delivered a talk on ‘Pakistan’s Foreign Policy.’
Dr. Karl Fischer, former German Ambassador to Pakistan, visited the Institute on 28 April 2000 and delivered a talk on ’10 Years of United Germany: A Personal Statement.’