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Past Events

2017

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

21 January, Saturday

Changing Scenario of World Politics

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Library of the Institute

1.

4 February Saturday

The Legacy of Barack Obama

Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori

Library of the Institute.

1.

11 February Saturday

International Affairs on Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

Mr. Sartaj Aziz

Library of the Institute.

 

2016

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

8 January, Friday

The Middle East in Turmoil

Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori, who served as Pakistan’s ambassador in many countries in the Middle East.

Library of the Institute

2.

27 January, Wednesday

India’s Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change

Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Member of the Rajya Sabha in India

Library of the Institute

3.

28 January, Thursday

Why Think Tanks Matter to Policy Makers and the Public

The discussion will be led by

Dr. Masuma Hasan, Chairperson, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs

Mr. Javed Jabbar, former Senator and Federal Minister, Chairman and Chief Executive, JJ Media (Pvt.) Limited

Ambassador Sohail Amin, President, Islamabad Policy Research Institute

Mr. Tasneem Siddiqui, former Chief Secretary, Government of Sindh and Chairman, Saiban

Mr. Arif Hasan, architect and town planner, Chairperson, Orangi Pilot Project and Urban Resource Centre

Library of the Institute

3.

9 February, Tuesday

Austria’s Foreign Policy

Dr. Brigitta Blaha, Ambassador of Austria in Pakistan

Library of the Institute

4.

19 February, Friday

Regional Challenges and Opportunities for South Asia in the Decades Ahead

Mr. Shuja Nawaz, a Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center (Washington DC) and author of Crossed Swords

Library of the Institute

5.

11 March, Friday

Continuing Search for Stability: Pakistan and Afghanistan

Mr. Ahmed Rashid, author and journalist

Library of the Institute

6.

1st April, Friday

Crisis in the Middle East – A German Perspective

Dr. Gunter Mulack, former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Pakistan

Library of the Institute

7.

5 May, Thursday

Transferring the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights into Practice – Germany’s National Action Plan

Dr. Bärbel Kofler, Member of the German Bundestag

Library of the Institute

8.

26 May, Thursday

Legal and Business Aspects of Panama Leaks

1. Justice (R) Shaiq Usmani, Sindh High Court

2. Syed Shabbar Zaidi, Senior Partner, A.F. Ferguson & Co.

3. Prof. Dr. Tanweer Khalid, Political Scientist

4. Agha Masood Hussain, Former Minister Local Government, Government of Sindh

Library of the Institute

9.

11 August, Thursday

Pakistan’s Place in Iran’s Strategic Thinking

Dr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajadpour

President of the Iranian

Library of the Institute

9.

1 October, Saturday

In Memory of Fatehyab Ali Khan

Mian Raza Rabbani

Chairman Senate of Pakistan

Library of the Institute

10.

13 December, Tuesday

A German Perspective on Pakistan and Its Big Neighbours

Professor Dr. Conrad Schetter

Associated Member of the Center for Development Research

Library of the Institute

 

2015

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

24 January, Saturday

The Politics of Dissent in Pakistan

Mr. I. A. Rehman Secretary-General, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Library of the Institute

2.

12 March, Thursday

Discussion on Pakistan-India Relations

Dr. T. C. A. Raghavan, High Commissioner of India

Library of the Institute

3.

20 March, Friday

The Indus Waters Treaty 1960: Issues and Concerns

1. Ambassador Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairperson, Sustainable Development Policy Institute and former Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme and global water expert

2. Mr. Khalid Mohtadullah, former Managing Director and Member Water at WAPDA

Library of the Institute

4.

25 March, Wednesday

Islam in Different Constitutions of the World

Dr. Dawood Ahmed, Research Fellow, at the Comparative Constitutions Project, University of Chicago

Library of the Institute

5.

10 April, Friday

Address the members of The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs

His Excellency Mr. Alexey Y. Dedov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Pakistan

Library of the Institute

6.

23 April, Thursday

The Crisis in Yemen and Pakistan’s Response

Mr. Raza Naeem, Assistant Professor at the School of Governance and Society in the University of Management and Technology in Lahore

Library of the Institute

7.

13 May, Wednesday

Pakistan: Security Challenges and Opportunities

Ambassador Masood Khan, Director General, The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, formerly Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2012-2015) and Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2008-2012)

Library of the Institute

8.

5 June, Friday

Wealth Shift to Asia-Pacific Region–Upcoming KGTC-Implications and Opportunities for Pakistan

1. Commodore (R) Syed M. Obaidullah SI (M), Member, Board of Directors, Bahria Foundation, Karachi

2. Dr. Azhar Ahmad, Senior Research Fellow/Adviser, Centre for International Strategic Studies, Islamabad

3. Vice Admiral (R) Iqbal F. Quadir, former Ambassador of Pakistan

Library of the Institute

9.

11 June, Thursday

UK-Pakistan Relations after the UK Elections

His Excellency Mr. Philip Barton, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom in Pakistan

Library of the Institute

10.

10 October, Saturday

The Current State of Relations between Pakistan and India

Ambassador Aziz Ahmad Khan, former High Commissioner of Pakistan in India and Ambassador of Pakistan in Afghanistan

Library of the Institute

11.

3 November, Tuesday

The Refugee Crisis in Europe

Mr. Murat Mustafa Onart, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey

Library of the Institute

12.

27 November, Friday

The Future of Syria

H. E. Ambassador Radwan Loutfi, Head of Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic in Islamabad

Library of the Institute

13.

12 December, Saturday

Gwadar – Potential, Prospects and the Trade Corridor

Col. (Retd.) F. Maqbool Afridi, Chief Executive, Gwadar Business Associates, will address a round–table session

Library of the Institute

14.

30 December, Wednesday

International Perspectives, Challenges and Solutions

1. Mr. Ammar Jaffri, former Additional Director-General FIA and pioneering head of the National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes

2. Barrister Zahid Jamil, Jamil and Jamil Barristers-at-Law, specialist on cyber security

Library of the Institute

 

2014

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

11 January, Saturday

Why Arabs Rebel?

Mr. Raza Naeem, an Arabic-speaking social scientist, book critic (for Newsline Pakistan and Frontline India) and translator, trained in Political Economy at the University of Leeds in UK, currently engaged as Research Fellow in the Graduate Institute of Development Studies at the Lahore School of Economics in Lahore

Office of the Chairman

2.

21 January, Tuesday

China–Japan Relations & Current Crisis

Mr. Toshio Fujita, Director, Oil & Gas Division, Saita Pakistan PTE Limited, Karachi

Office of the Chairman

3.

30 January, Thursday

A round-table discussion with the members of the Institute

1. Mr. Hakan Gok, Assistant Professor, Maulana Rumi University, Konya, Turkey and

2. Mr. Salim Cevik, Lecturer, School of Government, Ipek University, Ankara, Turkey

Library of the Institute

4.

8 February, Saturday

The state of India’s democracy

Mr. Rajmohan Gandhi, historian, biographer, and former member of the Rajya Sabha in India

Library of the Institute

5.

15 February, Saturday

Iranian influences on South Asia

Dr. Francis Robinson, CBE, DL, Professor of the History of South Asia, Royal Holloway University of London

Library of the Institute

6.

17 February, Monday

Enhancing Danish–Pakistan Relations and Denmark in the European Union

His Excellency Mr. Jesper Møller Sørensen, Ambassador of Denmark in Pakistan

Library of the Institute

7.

12 March, Wednesday

Karachi’s Changing Demographics and Urban Strife

Mr. Arif Hasan, renowned architect and urban planner, Chairperson of Orangi Pilot Project Research & Training Institute, and Urban Resource Centre, Karachi

Library of the Institute

8.

29 March, Saturday

National Security

Members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

9.

29 April, Tuesday

Address to the members of the Institute

His Excellency Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Sindh Governor's House

10.

30 May, Friday

Indian elections of 2014: Impact on the region and Pakistan-India relations

Ambassador Najmuddin A. Shaikh, Former Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

Library of the Institute

11.

24 June, Tuesday

Current State of Kashmir Conflict: Is there a way forward?

Members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

12.

19 July, Saturday

The unfolding situation in the Middle East

Members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

13.

21 August, Thursday

Internal situation in Pakistan and way forward

Members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

14.

16 October, Thursday

Thoughts on the creation of Pakistan and relations with the community of sovereign States: Mr. Ahmed E. H. Jaffer, former Member of Parliament in India and in Pakistan and one of the close associates, of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Mr. Abdul Kader Jaffer, former Pakistan High Commissioner in United Kingdom

Library of the Institute

15.

22 October, Wednesday

The Middle East of the Arab Spring

Dr. Helmy Al Hadidy, President, Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organization

Library of the Institute

16.

25 November, Tuesday

The 2014 Indian elections and their impact on the region

Dr. Lawrence Saez, Professor in the Political Economy of Asia, Department of Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Library of the Institute


2013

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

18 February, Monday

Russia’s View of Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Vyacheslav Y.Belokrenitsky, Head,

Near and Middle East Department and Deputy Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Library of the Institute

2.

20 March, Wednesday

Forthcoming Elections and the Future of Pakistan

An in-house roundtable session with the members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

3.

3 April, Wednesday

U.S. Foreign Policy and U.S.-Pakistan Bilateral Relations

Mr. Michael Dodman, Consul General of the United States of America

Library of the Institute

4.

13 April, Saturday

Party Manifestos and the Future of Pakistan’s Economy

1. Ms. Zubeida Mustafa

2. Dr. Kaiser Bengali 3. Mr. Haris Gazdar

Library of the Institute

5.

26 April, Friday

65 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Russia

Mr. Andrey V. Demidov, Consul General of the Russian Federation

Library of the Institute

6.

2 May, Thursday

Party Positions on Foreign Policy

1. Ambassador Shahid Amin

2. Ambassador Mansur Alam

3. Ms. Nausheen Wasi

Library of the Institute

7.

4 June, Tuesday

To mark 65 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Russia and in honour of Mr. Andrey V. Demidov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Karachi

A reception by the members of the Council of The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs

Library of the Institute

8.

7 June, Friday

Post Elections Economic and Political Analysis

1. Dr. Kaiser Bengali 2. Mr. Haris Gazdar

Library of the Institute

9.

29 June, Saturday

The Problems of Governance in Pakistan

An in-house session with the members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

10.

6 July, Saturday

Finding Solutions: to Problems of Governance in Pakistan

An in-house session with the members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

11.

22 August, Thursday

Strategy for Accelerated Economic Development in Pakistan

Dr. Shahid Hasan Siddiqui, Eminent Economist

Library of the Institute

12.

24 August, Saturday

The Situation along the Line of Control in Kashmir

An in-house session with the members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

13.

14 October, Monday

Transition and Opportunity: Regional Peace and the Strategic Imagination

Ms. Sherry Rehman, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America

Library of the Institute

14.

30 November, Saturday

Future scenario of Afghanistan after US withdrawal

An in-house session with the members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman

15.

14 December, Saturday

Dr. Satya Pal Anand, Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Columbia, Washington DC

Global versus regional – A comparative approach to problems facing us today

Library of the Institute

16.

21 December, Saturday

A tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

An in-house session with the members of the Institute

Office of the Chairman


2012

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

16 January, Monday

A Conversation to US Assistance to Pakistan

1. Dr. George Perkovich, Vice President for Studies and Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC

2. Mr. Toby Dalton, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC

Library of the Institute

2.

20 February, Monday

US-Pakistan Strategic Cooperation

1. Ambassador (Retd.) James A. Larocco, Director, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington DC

2. Colonel (Retd.) John Jack Gill, Associate Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington DC

3. Mr. Zachary J. Meyer, Forward Office Director, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington DC

Library of the Institute

3.

12 March, Monday

A meeting with members of the Institute in collaboration with the Commonwealth Journalists Association to observe the Commonwealth Day

1. Ambassador (Retd.) Mansoor Alam

2. Mr. S. M. Fazal

Library of the Institute

4.

27 April, Friday

UK-Pakistan Foreign Policy

His Excellency Mr. Adam Thomson CMG, British High Commissioner in Pakistan

Library of the Institute

5.

19 May, Saturday

The role of media in Pakistan's socio-economic development

Ms. Zubeida Mustafa

Library of the Institute

6.

15 June, Friday

Religious Pluralism in the United States of America

Mr. Shabbir Mansuri, Chief Executive Officer/ Founding Director of Institute on Religion and Civic Values (IRCV), USA

Library of the Institute

7.

17 September, Monday

Turkish Foreign Policy and Current Challenges

His Excellency Mr. M. Babur Hizlan, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey

Library of the Institute

8.

24 September, Monday

Building a peaceful South Asia responsive to the aspirations of all our peoples

Dr. Kamal Hossain, former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

Library of the Institute

9.

13 October, Saturday

Options for Speedy Renewable Energy Development in Pakistan

Mr. Robert D. Orr, British Renewable Energy Expert/ Director, Igrow Agritec UK Limited

Library of the Institute

10.

17 November, Saturday

A visit of Indonesian Scholars

1. Prof. Didik Junaidi Rachbini

2. Teuku Chairul Wisal

3. Dr. Drs. Ricardi S. Adnan, M. Si.

4. Dr. Ali Unsal

Library of the Institute

11.

20 November, Tuesday

A discussion with the members of the Council of the Institute on the security and geopolitical situation in Iraq

A group of professionals from Pakistan Petroleum Limited

Library of the Institute

12.

1 December, Saturday

A discussion with the members of the Council

Dr. Salih Yucel, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Library of the Institute

13.

4 December, Tuesday

Pakistan-China Relations

A visit of a delegation from the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) comprising of:

1. Prof. Feng Zhongping, Assistant President, CICIR

2. Dr. Hu Shisheng, Senior Research Fellow & Director, Institute for South & Southeast Asian and Oceania Studies at CICIR

3. Dr. Fu Xiaoqiang, Director, Centre for Counter-Terrorism Studies at CICIR

4. Mr. Hanliqun, Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR

5. Mr. Wang Shida, Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR

Library of the Institute


2011

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

4 March, Friday

The Post Revolution Situation in Egypt

1. Mr. Shahid M. Amin, Former Ambassador of Pakistan, on Egyptian Revolution and Beyond

2. Dr. Shahid Hasan Siddiqui, Chairman, Research Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (RIIBF) on Egyptian Revolution: Is It Relevant to Pakistan?

Library of the Institute

2.

16 May, Monday

After Osama Bin Laden

Mr. Riaz Mohammad Khan, former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador, Government of Pakistan.

Library of the Institute

3.

19 May, Thursday

State of the US-Pakistan Relationship

Dr. Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations

Library of the Institute

4.

8 September, Thursday

Situation in Karachi and its Impact on Pakistan's Economy

Mr. Majyd Aziz, former President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Library of the Institute

5.

27 September, Tuesday

France and the Arab World

Dr. Jean Paul Bled, Professor Emeritus at the University of Sorbonne, Paris

Library of the Institute

6.

3 October, Monday

An interactive session with the members of the Institute

Mr. Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress, USA

Library of the Institute

7.

20 October, Thursday

Energy Potential and Meeting the Challenge of Energy Gap in Pakistan

Mr. Moin R. Khan, General Manager Exploration, Pakistan Petroleum Limited and Chairman, Pakistan Institute of Petroleum Geo Scientists

Library of the Institute

8.

29 October, Saturday

Contemporary Turkish Politics in the Light of State-Law Relations

Dr. Ihsan Yilmaz, Associate Professor of Political Science at Faith University, Istanbul, Turkey

Library of the Institute

9.

17 November, Thursday

An interactive session for exchange of views with the members of the Institute

Indian Journalists from Mumbai Press Club, led by Mr. Jatinbabu Desai

Library of the Institute

10.

21 November, Monday

State of the US-Pakistan Relationship

Ambassador (Retd.) Dennis Kux, Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC

Library of the Institute

11.

22 November, Tuesday

Importance of Contemporary Iran in the Middle East and the World

1. Dr. Abdur Rahim Gavahi

2. Dr. Jawed Mohammadi

3. Mr. Andrey V. Demidov

4. Agha Masood Hussain

5. Mr. Abbas Ali Abdullahi

6. Brig. (Retd.) Agha Ahmed Gul

7. Dr. Naheed Anjum Chishti

8. Dr. Mohammad Ali

Library of the Institute

12.

28 December, Wednesday

India, Pakistan and the 1948 British Nationality Act

Dr. Sarah Ansari, Head of the History Department, Royal Holloway, University of London

Library of the Institute


2010

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

26 February, Friday

Pakistan's Economy: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Shahid Hassan Siddiqui, Chairman of Research Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (RIIBF)

Library of the Institute

2.

26 March, Friday

State of Religious Freedom in South Asia

Ms. Safia Ghori, South Asia Policy Analyst at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)

Library of the Institute

3.

19 May, Wednesday

US Strategic and Economic Interests I in the Region

Dr. Daniel N. Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Concepts and Communications, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia

Library of the Institute

4.

1 June, Tuesday

The Navy's Role in Peacetime Diplomacy: Emerging Scenario in the Indian Ocean

Admiral Noman Bashir NI (M), Chief of the Naval Staff

Library of the Institute

5.

2 August, Monday

Choice of Strategy: Bombs or Jobs

Dr. Kaiser Bengali, Adviser to the Chief Minister of Sindh on Planning and Development

Library of the Institute

6.

6 August, Friday

Future of American Foreign Policy

Mr. Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for United States Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Library of the Institute

7.

9 October, Saturday

A commemorative session for Mr. Fatehyab Ali Khan, former Chairman of PIIA and renowned thinker, leader and constitutional lawyer

1. Mr. Justice (Retd.) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim

2. Mr. Abdul Hafeez Lakho

3. Agha Masood Hussain

4. Ms. Nausheen Wasi

Library of the Institute

8.

16 October, Saturday

US Foreign Policy

Dr. Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York

Library of the Institute

9.

30 October, Saturday

To commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organization (UNO) in collaboration with the Russian Centre for Science and Culture

1. Mr. Andrey V. Demidov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Karachi

2. Dr. Tanweer Khalid, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Karachi

Library of the Institute

10.

2 November, Tuesday

Pakistan’s Energy Supply and Situation

1. Colonel AG Walden, Defence Attaché, Embassy of Sweden in Islamabad

2. Mr. Stefan Lof, Swedish Ministry of Defence

3. Mr. Christian Schmidt, Swedish Ministry of Defence

4. Mr. M. Moonis, Consul General of Sweden in Karachi

Library of the Institute

11.

4 December, Saturday

An interactive session to mark the international campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (25 November-10 December)

1. Ms. Shagufta Alizai, Development Consultant and Founding Member, Women’s Action Forum, Islamabad Chapter

2. Ms. Maliha Zia Lari, Advocate and Gender and Law Consultant

3. Mr. Arif Hasan, Architect and Urban Planner

Library of the Institute

12.

11 December, Saturday

WikiLeaks and After:

1. "WikiLeaks Impact on International Diplomacy" by Mr. Mansoor Alam

2. "WikiLeaks: Access to Information" by Mr. Mazhar Abbas

1. Mr. Mansoor Alam, former Ambassador- Government of Pakistan

2. Mr. Mazhar Abbas, senior journalist, Anchorperson ARY News and former Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of journalists (PFUJ)

Library of the Institute


2009

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

31 January, Saturday

Islamic Revolution of Iran: Consequences and Achievements

In collaboration with the Pak-Iran Friendship Association

1. His Excellency Dr. Syed Rasoul Mousavi, Director General, Instituite of Political and International Studies Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran

2. His Excellency Mr. Mashallah Shakari, Ambassador, Islamic Republic of Iran in Pakistan

3. Mr. Masoud Mohammad Zamani, Counul General, Islamic Republic of Iran in Karachi

4. Prof. Mohammad Hossain Panahie, Tabatabai University, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran

5. Mr. Justice (Retd.) Sajjad Ali Shah, Former Chief Justice of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Library of the Institute

2.

19 February, Thursday

United States Relations with the Islamic World

Distinguished Scholar Dr. Stephen R. Grand,

Fellow and Director of Saban Center at Brookings Project on US Relations with the Islamic World

Library of the Institute

3.

18 April, Saturday

Changing Nature of War and War Studies

Prof. Anatol Lieven,

Department of War Studies, King's College London

Library of the Institute

4.

3 June, Wednesday

Commemorative Session on the eve of the twentieth death anniversary of Imam Khomeini

Justice (Retd.) Sajjad Ali Shah, former Chief Justice of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

eminent scholars from the Islamic Republic of Iran

Library of the Institute

5.

10 June, Wednesday

Developing Pakistan’s Soft Borders

Ambassador G. R. Baluch, Director General (Research), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

Library of the Institute

6.

8 October, Thursday

The Current State of Global Terrorism- Pakistan's Role in Countering Extremism

Mr. Clifford May, President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, United States of America

Library of the Institute


2008

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

26 January, Saturday

Stabilising effect of banks' activities on Pakistan's economy- special focus on banks with foreign stake

Dr. Shahid Hassan Siddiqui,

economist and columnist, Chairman of Research Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (RIIBF), Karachi

Library of the Institute

2.

8 February, Friday

Threat of Terrorism and Security of Ocean Trade. What contribution can the Pakistan Navy make?

Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir NI(M), Chief of the Naval Staff

Library of the Institute

3.

3 April, Thursday

Role of the Asian Development Bank in Pakistan's Development

Mr. Peter L. Fedon, Country Director Pakistan, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Library of the Institute

4.

26 April, Saturday

Australian Security Policy

Her Excellency Ms. Zorica McCarthy, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan

Library of the Institute

5.

16 June, Monday

CDs On Lambrick Papers-Hur Movement Record 79 files, The British Library London, Files: F 208/12 to 79, 1893 to 1947, handed over by Mr. Khadim Hussain Soomro

1. Mr. Aftab Nabi

2. Mr. Rochi Ram Advocate

3. Prof. Ijaz Qureshi

4. Mr. Kashif Ali Nizamani

Library of the Institute

6.

29 July, Tuesday

South Asia and the Middle East: Ensuring World Peace

Eminent Islamic Scholar Agha Murtaza Poya

Library of the Institute


2007

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

12 March, Monday

Commonwealth Day

Respecting Difference, Promoting Understanding

1. Mr. Hamish Daniel, Deputy High Commissioner of United Kingdom

2. Mr. Qutubuddin Aziz, Honorary Representative in Pakistan of the Commonwealth Society, London

3. Mr. S. M. Fazal, President, Commonwealth Journalists Association of Pakistan

4. Ambassador (Retd.) Mehdi Masud

Library of the Institute

2.

3 April, Tuesday

Four Years and Thirteen Days: Iraq’s Today and Tomorrow

Eminent Iraqi Scholar Sayed Ammar Al Hakim

Auditorium of the Institute

3.

4 April, Wednesday

Pak - US Strategic Partnership in the War against Terrorism

Ms. Farhana Ali, Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation, USA

Library of the Institute

4.

9 May, Wednesday

A visit of delegation of Media Person from Bangladesh

A visit of delegation of Media Persons from Bangladesh

Library of the Institute

5.

12 June, Saturday

Pakistan-Switzerland Relations

Mr. Martin Beinz, Swiss Consul General

Library of the Institute

6.

6 September, Thursday

A visit of the Institute by Mr. Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of Lee Kuan Vew Institute of Public Policy, Singapore

A visit of the Institute by Mr. Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of Lee Kuan Vew Institute of Public Policy, Singapore

Library of the Institute


2006

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

14 February, Tuesday

Swiss Banking System: Judicial Constraints on Money Laundering

Mr. Julius F. Anderegg, Consul General of Switzerland

Library of the Institute

2.

12 June, Monday

Management Challenges of the 21st Century: Global and Local Trends

Mr. Farooq Hassan, Executive Director, Management Association of Pakistan

Library of the Institute

3.

30 January, Thursday

Imperatives of swift progress in the Muslim World

Dr. Habibur Rehman Khan, President of the Institute of Islamic Thought

Library of the Institute

4.

21 September, Thursday

Canada – Pakistan Relations

His Excellency Mr. David B. Collins, High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan

Library of the Institute

5.

7 December, Thursday

Hijab, Naqab, Burqa in the West: Is it a leap towards discrimination?

Mr. Sibghatullah Kadri, Queen's Counsel in the United Kingdom

Library of the Institute

6.

8 December, Friday

A visit of delegation of Chinese Scholars from China Institute of International Studies

A visit of delegation of Chinese Scholars from China Institute of International Studies

Library of the Institute


2005

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

5 March, Saturday

A visit of Media Delegation from Kazakhstan for an informal discussion with the members of the Institute

A visit of Media Delegation from Kazakhstan for an informal discussion with the members of the Institute

Library of the Institute

2.

14 March, Monday

Commonwealth Day

1. Mr. Mohammad Abdul Hanan, Deputy High Commissioner , People's Republic of Bangladesh

2. Mr. Qutubuddin Aziz, Honorary Representative in Pakistan of the Commonwealth Society, London

3. Mr. S. M. Fazal, President Commonwealth Journalists Association of Pakistan, Karachi

4. Ms. Nabiha Gul, Research Officer, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi

5. Mr. Toshio Fujita, Director, Oil & Gas Division, Saita Pakistan PTE Limited, Karachi

Library of the Institute

3.

27–31 May

The First European Union Documentary Festival on behalf of European Union, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in collaboration with The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karafilm Society and Alliance Francaise

The First European Union Documentary Festival on behalf of European Union, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in collaboration with The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karafilm Society and Alliance Francaise

Auditorium of the Institute

4.

7 June, Tuesday

Kyrgyz revolution: reasons and consequences

Mr. Islan Ryskulov, Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic

Library of the Institute

5.

25 June, Saturday

Second Round Table on Ethics, Values and Social Transformation: Perspective from Pakistan

In collaboration with the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi & UNESCO, Islamabad

Library of the Institute

6.

21 July, Thursday

UK’s Presidency of the European Union, 2005

Mr. Peter Wilson, British Political Counsellor

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7.

30 July, Saturday

A visit of delegation of eminent media persons from Sri Lanka

A visit of delegation of eminent media persons from Sri Lanka

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8.

13 August, Saturday

Agriculture and Globalization: subsidies and their impact on developing countries

Dr. Syed Hussain Imam, Senior Scientist/Research Chemist at the USDA-ARS, Western Regional Research Center, California (USA)

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9.

27 August, Saturday

China’s Stand on the enlargement of the UN’s Security Council

His Excellency Mr. Zhang Chunxiang, Ambassador, People’s Republic of China in Pakistan

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10.

20 September, Tuesday

Curtailment of Human Rights and Civil Liberties in UK and European Union after 7/7

Mr. Sibghatullah Kadri, Queen's Counsel and Convener of Muslim Lawyer's Forum, UK

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11.

29 October, Saturday

Earthquake Prone Areas in Pakistan

1. Mr. Ali Hamza Kazmi, former Director-General, Geological Survey of Pakistan

2. Mr. Nayyar Alam Zaigham, Professor, Department of Geology, University of Karachi

3. Syed Aamir Ahmad Kazmi, Director-General, Pakistan Meteorological Department and Consultant, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

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12.

17 November, Thursday

A session to mark the event of issuance of a commemorative stamp by Pakistan Post to honour Late Khwaja Sarwar Hasan, Founder Secretary of The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, in the Men of Letter Series, scheduled on 18 November 2005

1. Mr. Agha Shahi, former Foreign Minister of Pakistan

2. Agha Masood Hasan, Chairman/Director-General, Pakistan Postal Services Management Board, Pakistan Post

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13.

8 December, Thursday

A visit of delegation of Association of Former Diplomats of China

A visit of delegation of Association of Former Diplomats of China

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14.

13 December, Tuesday

Disparities in International Health Care and its Standard

Dr. Robert C. Myrtle, Professor, University of Southern California

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2004

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TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

27 March, Saturday

A visit of six member delegation of Chinese Scholars

A visit of six member delegation of Chinese Scholars

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2.

29 April, Thursday

Role of Britain in the Region

1. His Excellency Mr. Mark Lyall Grant, CMG, British High Commissioner to Pakistan

2. Mr. S. M. Fazal, Editor, Daily News and President, Commonwealth Journalists Association of Pakistan

3. Ms. Farzana Shakoor, Assistant Professor, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

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3.

13 May, Thursday

Pak-EU Relations

1. His Excellency Mr. ILKKA UUSITALO, Ambassador and Head of Delegation European Commission

2. Ms Sanam Noor, Research Officer, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi

3. Mr. Rashid Soorty, Chairman, Soorty Enterprises (Pvt.) Limited

4. Dr. Talat A. Wizarat Professor of International Relations, University of Karachi

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4.

14 May, Friday

A visit of delegation of South African Media Persons for an informal discussion with the members of the Institute

A visit of delegation of South African Media Persons for an informal discussion with the members of the Institute

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5.

27 May, Thursday

New Dynamics in the Black Sea & the Caspian Sea Regions

Mr. Fateh Ali Hashim, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco

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6.

10 June, Thursday

Nature of Russian Relation with CIS Countries: Impact on Pakistan

1. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, Consul General of the Russian Federation

2. Ms. Farzana Shakoor, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

3. Dr. Talat A. Wizarat Professor of International Relations, University of Karachi

4. Mr. Fateh Ali Hashim, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco

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7.

30 June, Wednesday

A visit of five member delegation of Nepalese Intellectuals

A visit of five member delegation of Nepalese Intellectuals

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8.

14 July, Wednesday

An Overview of International Situation

Dr. Greg Mills, Director, South Africa Institute of International Affairs

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9.

17 July, Saturday

A visit of six member delegation of Russian Journalists and Academicians

A visit of six member delegation of Russian Journalists and Academicians

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10.

24 July, Saturday

A visit of delegation of eminent Saudi Arabia Media Persons

A visit of delegation of eminent Saudi Arabia Media Persons

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11.

2 August, Monday

Interpreting WTO Agreements – Development Dimension: Problems and Issues

Dr. Asif H. Qureshi, Bar-at-Law, Professor of International Economic Law, The University of Manchester

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12.

31 August, Tuesday

American Role in Near East and South Asia

Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori

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13.

11 December, Saturday

A visit of delegation of eminent Egyptian Media Persons

A visit of delegation of eminent Egyptian Media Persons

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2003

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TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

5 April, Saturday

United Nations on the brink: will it meet the fate of League of Nations?

1. Mr. Aziz A. Munshi, former Attorney-General of Pakistan

2. Mr. Barkat Alam, Professor of Economics, Glasgow Caledonian University

3. Mr. Ardeshir Cowasjee, Writer and Analyst

4. Mr. S. M. Fazal, President Commonwealth Journalists Association of Pakistan

5. Ms. Nabiha Gul, Research Officer, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi

6. Ms. Nausheen Wasi, In-charge, Research Department, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi

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2.

21 April, Monday

The Development and Humanitarian Mandate of the United Nations

Mr. Onder Yucer, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme

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3.

26 April, Saturday

A briefing on the Institute and discussion on the issues related to Africa

A visit of a group of Foreign Diplomats from African Countries & a Faculty Member of Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad

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4.

12 May, Monday

A Seminar and Photographic Exhibition for Commemorating 55th Anniversary of Pakistan-Russia/USSR Diplomatic Relations

1. Mr. Moin Jan Naim, Director-General, Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

2. Ms. Marvi Memon Ali, Researcher and Analyst

3. Syed Junaid Ahsan, Research Officer, PIIA

4. Mr. Vadim AKHMETOV, Consul

5. Mr. Abdul Razzaq, former President, Pak-Soviet Friendship Society

6. Mr. Sergey KUZNETSOV, Director of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture

7. Mr. M. H. Askari, Senior Analyst & Former Diplomat

8. Mr. Vladimir MIKHAYLOV, Consul General

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5.

26 July, Saturday

A visit of delegation of Academic and Media Representatives from Bangladesh for an informal discussion with the members of the Institute

A visit of delegation of Academic and Media Representatives from Bangladesh for an informal discussion with the members of the Institute

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6.

25 August, Monday

A visit of six member delegation of Turkish Intellectuals

A visit of six member delegation of Turkish Intellectuals

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7.

24 October, Friday

A visit of six member delegation from Russia

A visit of six member delegation from Russia

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8.

28 November, Friday

A visit of four member delegation of academics from Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) for an informal discussion with the members of the Institute

A visit of four member delegation of academics from Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) for an informal discussion with the members of the Institute

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9.

3 December, Wednesday

President Pervez Musharraf's Visit to the Republic of Korea: Ushering an Era of Expanded Cooperation

His Excellency Mr. Jeon Bou-guan, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

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10.

26 December, Friday

Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, President, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute

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2002

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

3 January, Thursday

Issues relevant to Pakistan & African Countries

A visit of a group of FSP Officer, Foreign Diplomats from African Countries and China & Faculty Members of Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad

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2.

2 February, Saturday

Foreign Policy & Religion

Mr. Mansoor Alam, Director-General, Foreign Services Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

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3.

15 February, Friday

Bilateral Relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh in South Asian Scenario

Mr. Mahmud Ali, Federal Minister (with status)

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4.

21 February, Thursday

President Musharraf's visit to the United States

1. Agha Masood Hussain

2. Mr. Anwar Jamal Kidwai

3. Mr. M. H.Askari

4. Mr.Abdul Latif Uqaili

5. Mr. S. M. Fazal

6. Mr. Muhammad Anis

7. Vice Admiral (Retd.) Iqbal F. Quadir

8. Mr. Sultan Ahmad

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5.

8 April, Monday

Israeli Occupation of Palestine

1. Mr. Fatehyab Ali Khan, Chairman, PIIA

2. Vice Admiral (Retd.) Iqbal F. Quadir

3. Mr. S. M. Fazal, President, Commonwealth Journalists Association of Pakistan

4. Prof. Syed Sikandar Mehdi

5.Prof. Talat A. Wizarat

6. Ambassador Shahid Amin

7. Ms. Marvi M. Ali

8. Mr. M. H. Askari

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6.

11 May, Saturday

Current Situation in Kashmir

Dr. Majeed Siraj, Chairman, Kashmir Council for Human Rights

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7.

16 May, Thursday

Prospects of Renaissance in the Islamic World

A visit of a group of Foreign Diplomats from African Countries & Faculty Members of Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad

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8.

26 September, Thursday

A visit of the Institute by Chinese Delegation from Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament

A visit of the Institute by Chinese Delegation from Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament

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9.

1 November, Friday

A reception by The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs

Mr. Wolfram W. Karnowski, author of books on Bhimjee and EFU

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10.

13 November, Wednesday

International Dimensions of General Elections in Pakistan

1. Mr. Sibghatullah Kadri Q.C.

2. Ambassador Mehdi Masood

3. Ambassador Shahid Amin

4. Prof. Syed Sikandar Mehdi

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11.

27 December, Friday

Asia and Africa: Regional and Global Issues

A visit of a group of Foreign Diplomats from Africa and Asia & Faculty Members of Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad

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12.

31 December, Tuesday

A visit of the Institute by Mr. Naimatullah Khan, City Mayor, Karachi

A visit of the Institute by Mr. Naimatullah Khan, City Mayor, Karachi

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2001

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DATE/DAY

TOPIC

SPEAKER(S)

LOCATION

1.

1 February, Saturday

US Nuclear Weapons Policy: Past, Present and Future

Major General (Retd.) William F. Burns, US Army

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2.

12 March, Monday

Flashpoints in Asia and Africa: Global Implications

A visit of a group of FSP Officer, Foreign Diplomats from African Countries, Maldives and China & Faculty Members of Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad

Library of the Institute

3.

29 May, Tuesday

Foreign Policy of Pakistan and International Affairs

An inaugural session for ‘Aalmi Ufaq’

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4.

30 May, Wednesday

A seminar for Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Pak-China Diplomatic Relations on ‘Pak-China Relations in 21st Century’

1. Dr. Talat A. Wizarat, Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi

2. Prof. Syed Sikander Mehdi, Chairman, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi

3. Mr. Sultan Ahmad, writer and analyst

4. Ambassador Vice Admiral (Retd.) Iqbal F. Quadir, Pakistan Navy

5. Ambassador Mehdi Masud, former Ambassador of Pakistan

6. Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan

7. Mr. Lin Shanglin, Consul General of People's Republic of China

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5.

10 July, Tuesday

Breaking the Barrier on Kashmir in Delhi

1. Mr. Yusuf H. Shirazi, Chairman, Atlas Group of Companies

2. Mr. Sultan Ahmad, writer and analyst

3. Mr. S. M. Fazal, President, Commonwealth Journalists Association of Pakistan

4. Prof. Syed Sikander Mehdi, Chairman, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi

5. Dr. Talat A. Wizarat, Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi

6. Mr. Mudassir Mirza, Chief News Editor, The Jang Group

7. Mr. Shamim-ur-Rehman, analyst

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6.

6 August, Monday

Impressions about Agra Summit

Senior Media Personalities and Analysts

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