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70 Years of US-Pakistan Relations

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Office of the Chancellor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Generous support of private donors through the CSAMES Pakistani Studies Fund
Location
Conference Room 210 & Room 300 Levis Faculty Center, 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Date
Dec 1, 2017   9:00 am - 5:40 pm  
Contact
Jovita Terpetschnig
E-Mail
csames@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-7331
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Originating Calendar
CSAMES events

Conference Program: 70 Years of US-Pakistan Relations

Organized by

The Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Opening Remarks - 9:00am-9:15am

  1. Hadi Salehi Esfahani, CSAMES Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  2. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Panel 1: Pakistan’s Economic and Technological Developments - 9:15am-10:45am

Chair: Rizwan Uddin, Professor and Head, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, UIUC.

  1. Arif Masud, Professor and Robert H. Dodds Faculty Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  2. Naseem Shekhani, Physician and President-Elect, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America.
  3. Irfan S Ahmad, Associate Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, UIUC.

Break : 10:45am-10:55am

Panel 2: Pakistan’s Trade and Business Opportunities - 10:55am-12:15pm

Chair: Shahbaz Gill, South Asian Programs Adviser, CSAMES, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  1. Ansir Junaid, CEO, Prime Woodcraft Inc., and Honorary Investment Counsellor, Pakistan Board of Investment.
  2. Iram Shah, Senior Vice President, Customer Transformation, Schneider Electric USA.
  3. Fahim Rahim, Nephrologist, Founder of JRM Foundation for Humanity, Idaho, Co-founder of Idaho Kidney Institute.

Lunch : 12:20pm-1:30pm

Keynote Speech: Importance of Pakistan-US Relations for the Two Countries - 1:30pm-2:20pm

  1. Faisal Tirmizi, Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago.

Panel 3: Pakistan’s Social and Political Developments - 2:20pm-3:40pm

Chair: Faisal Tirmizi, Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago.

  1. Farhat Haq, Professor and Chair, Political Science Department, and Coordinator, International Studies Program, Monmouth College, Illinois.
  2. J. Mark Kenoyer, Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  3. Hussain Piracha, Journalist and Writer, 92 News Pakistan.

Break : 3:40pm-3:50pm

Panel 4: Pakistan’s Regional Security Issues and U.S.-Pakistan Relations - 3:50pm-5:40pm

Chair: Hadi Salehi Esfahani, CSAMES Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  1. Najma Pirzada, Editor, Global Village Space, Pakistan, and Television News Journalist.
  2. Moeed Pirzada, Political Commentator, Geostrategic Analyst and Television News Journalist, Pakistan.
  3. Asad Umar, Politician, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party, Ex-CEO, Engro Corporation.
  4. Shahbaz Gill, South Asian Programs Adviser, CSAMES, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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