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1. 21 October 2023 Israeli Aggression in Gaza and Peace in Middle East Ambassador Mustafa Kamal Kazi
Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori
Prof. Dr. Talat A.Wizarat
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
2. 7 October 2023 The 18th G – 20 Summit in New Delhi: Global and Regional Perceptions Faculty Members &
Students of Different Universities
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
3. 15 July 2023 The State of Pakistan’s Economy: What Next? Dr Kaiser Bengali
Dr Aqdas Afzal
Syed Shabbar Zaidi
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
4. 03 June 2023 The Current Crisis in Sudan Ambassador (r) Zafarullah Shaikh
Ambassador (r) M. Alam Brohi
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
5. 18 March 2023 The Security Imperative: Pakistan’s Nuclear Deterrence and Diplomacy Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai
Mr. Javed Jabbar
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
6. 9 March 2023 Javed Jabbar’s Political Memoir, A General in Particular: Interactions with Pervez Musharraf Dr. Masuma Hasan
Senator Javed Jabbar
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
7. 25 February 2023 Hybrid Warfare, New Threats and Complexities for Pakistan Lt. Gen. (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi
Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan
Mr. Ammar Jaffri
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
8. 13 February 2023 Discussion on a special issue of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs Dr Venkat Lyer
Senator (R) Javed Jabbar
Professor Paul Charmicheal
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1. Friday, 16 December 2022 Fall of Dhaka: Unlearned Lessons Vice Admiral (R) Asaf Humayun – Syed Sikander Mehdi, former Professor and Chairman of the Department of International Relations – Dr. Farhan Hanif Siddiqi, Director and Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations. Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
2. 14th and 15th December 2022 75th Anniversary Conference on Pakistan and the Changing Global Order Eminent National and International Speakers PC, Karachi
3. Saturday, 30 July 2022 Blue Economy: An Avenue for Development in Pakistan Vice Admiral (R) Asaf Humayun – Mr. Muhammad Moazzam Khan – Mr. Saeed Baloch Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
4. Saturday, 25 June 2022 Crisis In Sri Lanka: Lesson for Pakistan Dr Jehan Perera – Dr S. Akbar Zaidi – Dr Farhan Hanif Siddiqi Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
5. Saturday, 28 May 2022 The Status of Minorities in India Senator (R) Javed Jabbar – Dr. Mohammad Waseem Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
6. Tuesday, 29 March 2022 The launch of a book by Dr. Syed Amjad Ali Saqib “دید و شنید – آپ بیتی و جگ بیتی” Mr. Mahmood Shaam – Dr. Nisar Zubairi – Agha Masood Hussain – Dr. Tanweer Khalid – Prof. Nuzhat Raees – Dr. Kamran Ahsan – Mr. Mudassir Anjum – Ms. Wajeeha Najam Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
7. Saturday, 19 March 2022 In collaboration with Pakistan Print and Electronic Media Foundation (PPEMF) Agha Masood Hussain S. M. Sibtain Ambassador (R) Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui Mazhar Abbas Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
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1. Thursday, 16 December 2021 50 Years Later: The Future of Pakistan-Bangladesh Relations Dr Masuma Hasan – Chairperson, Ambassador Riaz Khokhar – former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Dr Moonis Ahmer – Meritorious Professor of International Relations, Syed Sikander Mehdi – former Professor and Chairperson of the Department of International Relations, Mr M. Shahiduzzaman – former Professor, Department of International Relations, Dr Kaiser Bengali – Economist, former Consultant for Economic Affairs, Dr Rounaq Jahan – Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh, Ambassador Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui – former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Bangladesh Online
2. Saturday, 23 October 2021 Webinar on ‘The Future of Pakistan-US Relations’ Dr Masuma Hasan – Chairperson, Ambassador Dr Maleeha Lodhi – former Ambassador of Pakistan to the US and UK, Dr Adil Najam – Dean, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, US, Ambassador Zamir Akram – former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Geneva Online
3. Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 Webinar on The Passing of Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the Future of the Kashmiris’ Struggle Dr Masuma Hasan – Chairperson, Sardar Masood Khan – Former President, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Afzal Khan – Labour MP for Manchester and Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, UK, Naseema Wani – Former Member Legislative Assembly, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Online
4. Tuesday, 31 August 2021 Webinar on Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: Past, Present, and Future Dr Masuma Hasan – Chairperson, Ambassador Rustam Shah Mohmand – Former Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan, Dr Saba Gul Khattak – Analyst and Former Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Ambassador Aziz Ahmad Khan – Former Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan Online
5. Thursday, 29 July 2021 Webinar on ‘Afghanistan at the Crossroads’ Dr Masuma Hasan – Chairperson, Anatol Lieven – Senior Research Fellow, Zahid Hussain – Journalist, Dr Saba Gul Khattak – Analyst and Former Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Online
6. Saturday, 17 April 2021 Tribute to Mr. I. A. Rehman Mr. Arif Hasan, Mr. Karamat Ali, Ms. Mahnaz Rahman Online
7. Saturday, 27 March 2021 Global and Regional Dimensions of the Afghan Conflict Ambassador Riaz Mohammad Khan, former Foreign Secretary and Director General of Afghanistan, Ambassador Rustam Shah Mohmand, expert on Afghanistan Online
8. Wednesday, 3 February 2021 Emerging Geostrategic Contestation in Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan Ambassador Salman Bashir, Rear Admiral (R) Pervaiz Asghar, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Online
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1. Wednesday, 16 December 2020 Webinar on The Secession of East Pakistan: Why States Break Up Dr. Masuma Hasan, Mr. James Nixey, Ms. Sonja Biserko, Mr. Shahrukh Shahnawaz Online
2. Saturday, 7 November 2020 A Webinar on Post Covid-19 World Order: Challenges and Strategies Dr. Nausheen Wasi, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi Online
3. Saturday, 17 October 2020 A webinar on US-brokered agreement between UAE, Bahrain, and Israel – A game-changer for the region Dr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Ambassador Syed Hasan Habib, Dr. Tughral Yamin, Ambassador Najmuddin A. Shaikh

Dr. Muhammad Reza Kazimi

Online
4. Wednesday, 29 January 2020 Kashmir: The Way Forward His Excellency Sardar Masood Khan President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Library of the Institute
5. Wednesday, 19 January 2020 First Death Anniversary of Stanley Wolpert, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Dr. Muhammad Reza Kazimi Library of the Institute
6. Saturday, 11 January 2020 Current Developments in West Asia Ambassador Najmuddin Shaikh, former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and former Ambassador of Pakistan Library of the Institute
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1. Tuesday, 24 December 2019 The Loss of East Pakistan: A National Tragedy and International Milestone Mr. Javed Jabbar Library of the Institute
2. Wednesday, 18 December 2019 People’s Republic of China 1. Professor Yan Shijing, Vice President, Sinchuan University.

2. Professor Sun Shihai, Director General, China Center for South Asian Studies, Sichaun University.

3. Professor. DU Youkang, Director Pakistan Study Center, Fudan University.

4. Professor Zhang Li, Member, Academic Committee, China Center for South Asia Studies, Sichaun University.

5. Professor Yang Guang, Deputy Director, International Office, Sichuan University.

6. Professor Song Zhihui, Direcor, Pakistan Study Center, Sichaun University.

7. Professor Huang Yunsong, Associate Dean, School of International Studies, Sichaun Universiy.

8. Dr. Xiao Jianmei, Research Associate, China Center for South Asian Studies, Sichaun University.

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3. Thursday, 5 December 2019 Contemporary Economic and Security Issues in Pakistan Economist Dr. Kaiser Bengali and Dr. Nausheen Wasi, Assistant Professor Library of the Institute
4. Friday, 18 October 2019 Kashmir: A Nuclear Flashpoint Dr. Rabia Akhtar Library of the Institute
5. Thursday, 26 September 2019 In Memory of Fatehyab Ali Khan Mr. Arif Hasan Library of the Institute
6. Tuesday, 27 August 2019 National Security Challenges and the Way Forward General Ehsan Ul Haq Library of the Institute
7. Saturday, 20 July 2019 Internal Security and Governance Challenges facing Pakistan Mr. Tariq Khosa, former Federal Secretary Library of the Institute
8. Friday, 19 July 2019 Iran’s views on the current situation in the region Dr. Syed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour Library of the Institute
9. Saturday, 22 June 2019 Power Politics in the Middle East:Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf 1. Dr Talat Wizarat: Head of the Centre for Area and Policy Studies, Institute of Business Management, Karachi.

2. Dr. Mohammad R. Moeini- Feizabad, Professor of Social Development and Policy School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Habib University, Karachi.

3. Ambassador (R) Syed Hasan Habib, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Business Management, Karachi.

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10. Friday, 3 May 2019 Conference on Climate Change: An Existential Challenge for Pakistan Library of the Institute
11. Wednesday, 17 April 2019 The Afghanistan Conflict: Emerging Dynamics and Impact on Pakistan Mr. Rustam Shah Mohmand, former Ambassador of Pakistan Library of the Institute
12. Saturday, 30 March 2019 Political Economy and Human Development of South Asia Dr. Matthew McCartney Library of the Institute
13. Saturday, 16 March 2019 The future of the current standoff between Pakistan and India Lt. Gen. (R) Tariq Waseem Ghazi, former Defence Secretary of Pakistan Library of the Institute
14. Tuesday, 22 January 2019 Endgame in the Middle East Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori Library of the Institute
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1. Friday, 7 December 2018 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 1.Aurat Foundation Library of the Institute
2. Friday, 9 November 2018 Pakistan’s Current Economic Predicament 1. Dr. Asad Sayeed, Director, Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi Library of the Institute
3. Saturday, 15 September 2018 The Current State of US – Pakistan Relations 1.Dr. Moeed W. Yusuf Library of the Institute
4. Wednesday, 18 August 2018 Young Voices on Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Students from Universities Library of the Institute
5. Saturday, 14 July 2018 Changing Geo-politics and Challenges for Pakistan 1. Dr Kaiser Bengali: Economist and former adviser to the Governments of Sindh and Balochistan.

2. Mr. Zahid Hussain: Author, Journalist and Columnist on Dawn

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6. Saturday, 30 June 2018 Discussion on the Summit between US and North Korean President 1. Senator (R) Javed Jabbar Library of the Institute
6. Saturday, 31 March 2018 The Arab World in Turmoil 1. Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori Library of the Institute
7. Friday, 30 March 2018 Round table Discussion on Bilateral, Regional and International Issues 1. Mr. Zahid Hussain

2. Dr. Kamal Kharrazi

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8. Saturday, 14 March 2018 The Peacful Uses of Nuclear Energy and Pakistan 1. Director General IAEA, Mr. Yukiya Amano
9. Saturday, 3 February 2018 Agha Masood Hussain’s book launch 1. Mr. Kamal Uddin Azfar, Former Governor of Sindh

2. Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan

3. Mr. Mahmood Shaam, Former Editor of Jang and presently Editor of Atraaf

4. Professor Dr. Tanweer Khalid, member of Governing Council of the Institute

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10. Thursday, 18 January 2018 The Current State of US-Pakistan Relations 1.Dr. Ali Cheema, Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

2. General (R) Tariq Waseem Ghazi, former Defence Secretary

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11. 6 January, Saturday Invitation of Book Launch 1. Mr. Muhammad Ali Siddiqi, Readers Editor, Dawn

2. Ms. Zohra Yusuf, Council member, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

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1. 20 December Wednesday 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Pakistan Prof. Dr. Azmi Özcan Library of the Institute
2. 16 November Thursday PEACE IN SOUTH ASIA
3. 11 October Wednesday Celebration of 70th Independence Day Prof. Dr. Gury Schneider-Ludorff Library of the Institute.
4. 19 August Saturday Celebration of 70th Independence Day Library of the Institute.
5. 13 July Thursday Dynamics of Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and US Relations 1. Mr. Javed Jabbar Library of the Institute.
6. 08 May Monday Foreign Policy of Independent Ukraine 1. Dr. Olena Bordilovska Library of the Institute.
7. 14 April Friday National Security Perspective in Pakistan Lieutenant-General (Retd.) Nasser Khan Janjua HI(M), Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security Library of the Institute.
8. 11 February Saturday International Affairs on Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Mr. Sartaj Aziz Library of the Institute.
9. 4 February Saturday The Legacy of Barack Obama Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori Library of the Institute
10. 21 January, Saturday Changing Scenario of World Politics Library of The Institute
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1. 13 December, Tuesday A German Perspective on Pakistan and Its Big Neighbours Professor Dr. Conrad Schetter

Associated Member of the Center for Development Research

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2. 1 October, Saturday In Memory of Fatehyab Ali Khan Mian Raza Rabbani Library of the Institute
3. 11 August, Thursday Pakistan’s Place in Iran’s Strategic Thinking Dr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajadpour

President of the Iranian

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3. 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

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4. 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
5. 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
6. 11 March, Friday Continuing Search for Stability: Pakistan and Afghanistan Mr. Ahmed Rashid, author and journalist Library of the Institute
7. 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
8. 9 February, Tuesday Austria’s Foreign Policy Dr. Brigitta Blaha, Ambassador of Austria in Pakistan Library of the Institute
9. 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

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9. 27 January, Wednesday India’s Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change Chairman Senate of Pakistan

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

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10. 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
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1. 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

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2. 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
3. 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
4. 3 November, Tuesday The Refugee Crisis in Europe Mr. Murat Mustafa Onart, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey Library of the Institute
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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

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8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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

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13. 12 March, Thursday Discussion on Pakistan-India Relations Dr. T. C. A. Raghavan, High Commissioner of India Library of the Institute
14. 24 January, Saturday The Politics of Dissent in Pakistan Mr. I. A. Rehman Secretary-General, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Library of the Institute
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1. 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
2. 22 October, Wednesday The Middle East of the Arab Spring Dr. Helmy Al Hadidy, President, Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organization Library of the Institute
3. 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
4. 21 August, Thursday Internal situation in Pakistan and way forward Members of the Institute Office of the Chairman
5. 19 July, Saturday The unfolding situation in the Middle East Members of the Institute Office of the Chairman
6. 24 June, Tuesday Current State of Kashmir Conflict: Is there a way forward? Members of the Institute Office of the Chairman
7. 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
8. 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
9. 29 March, Saturday National Security Members of the Institute Office of the Chairman
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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

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15. 21 January, Tuesday China–Japan Relations & Current Crisis Mr. Toshio Fujita, Director, Oil & Gas Division, Saita Pakistan PTE Limited, Karachi Office of the Chairman
16. 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
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1. 21 December, Saturday A tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela An in-house session with the members of the Institute Office of the Chairman
2. 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
3. 30 November, Saturday Future scenario of Afghanistan after US withdrawal An in-house session with the members of the Institute Office of the Chairman
4. 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
5. 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
6. 22 August, Thursday Strategy for Accelerated Economic Development in Pakistan Dr. Shahid Hasan Siddiqui, Eminent Economist Library of the Institute
7. 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
8. 29 June, Saturday The Problems of Governance in Pakistan An in-house session with the members of the Institute Office of the Chairman
9. 7 June, Friday Post Elections Economic and Political Analysis 1. Dr. Kaiser Bengali 2. Mr. Haris Gazdar Library of the Institute
10. 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
11. 2 May, Thursday Party Positions on Foreign Policy 1. Ambassador Shahid Amin

2. Ambassador Mansur Alam

3. Ms. Nausheen Wasi

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12. 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
13. 13 April, Saturday Party Manifestos and the Future of Pakistan’s Economy 1. Ms. Zubeida Mustafa

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

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14. 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
15. 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
16. 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

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1. 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

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2. 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
3. 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

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4. 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

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5. 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
6. 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
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. 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
9. 19 May, Saturday The role of media in Pakistan’s socio-economic development Ms. Zubeida Mustafa Library of the Institute
10. 27 April, Friday UK-Pakistan Foreign Policy His Excellency Mr. Adam Thomson CMG, British High Commissioner in Pakistan Library of the Institute
11. 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

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12. 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

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13. 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

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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
2. 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

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3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 27 September, Tuesday France and the Arab World Dr. Jean Paul Bled, Professor Emeritus at the University of Sorbonne, Paris Library of the Institute
9. 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
10. 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
11. 16 May, Monday After Osama Bin Laden Mr. Riaz Mohammad Khan, former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador, Government of Pakistan. Library of the Institute
12. 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?

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1. 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)

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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

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3. 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

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4. 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

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5. 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
6. 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
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

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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. 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
10. 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
11. 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

 

12. 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
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1. 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

 

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2. 10 June, Wednesday Developing Pakistan’s Soft Borders Ambassador G. R. Baluch, Director General (Research), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad 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

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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

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5. 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

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6. 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

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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

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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

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6. 29 July, Tuesday South Asia and the Middle East: Ensuring World Peace Eminent Islamic Scholar Agha Murtaza Poya Library of the Institute
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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

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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
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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
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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

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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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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) Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
14. 13 December, Tuesday Disparities in International Health Care and its Standard Dr. Robert C. Myrtle, Professor, University of Southern California Library of the Institute
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1. 27 March, Saturday A visit of six member delegation of Chinese Scholars A visit of six member delegation of Chinese Scholars Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
8. 14 July, Wednesday An Overview of International Situation Dr. Greg Mills, Director, South Africa Institute of International Affairs Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
10. 24 July, Saturday A visit of delegation of eminent Saudi Arabia Media Persons A visit of delegation of eminent Saudi Arabia Media Persons Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
12. 31 August, Tuesday American Role in Near East and South Asia Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori Library of the Institute
13. 11 December, Saturday A visit of delegation of eminent Egyptian Media Persons A visit of delegation of eminent Egyptian Media Persons Library of the Institute
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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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
6. 25 August, Monday A visit of six member delegation of Turkish Intellectuals A visit of six member delegation of Turkish Intellectuals Library of the Institute
7. 24 October, Friday A visit of six member delegation from Russia A visit of six member delegation from Russia Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
10. 26 December, Friday Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, President, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute Library of the Institute
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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 Library of the Institute
2. 2 February, Saturday Foreign Policy & Religion Mr. Mansoor Alam, Director-General, Foreign Services Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad Library of the Institute
3. 15 February, Friday Bilateral Relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh in South Asian Scenario Mr. Mahmud Ali, Federal Minister (with status) Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
9. 1 November, Friday A reception by The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs Mr. Wolfram W. Karnowski, author of books on Bhimjee and EFU Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute
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1. 1 February, Saturday US Nuclear Weapons Policy: Past, Present and Future Major General (Retd.) William F. Burns, US Army Library of the Institute
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’ Library of the Institute
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 Library of the Institute