Events

As part of its public diplomacy programme, the Institute arranges roundtable sessions, lectures and seminars on a regular basis. These sessions have been addressed by world leaders, scholars and academics including: Presidents Ayub Khan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Pervez Musharraf; Prime Ministers Liaquat Ali Khan and Benazir Bhutto: Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, President Habiba Bouraqiba, Prince Karim Aga Khan, Madame Sun Yat Sen, Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, Henry Kissinger, Rauf Denktash, Justice Philip C. Jessup, Lord Clement Attlee, President Sjahrir, Prime Minister SWRD Bandranaike, Professor Arnold Toynbee, Professor Andre Siegfried, Professor Y. V. Gangovsky, Michael Krepon, Walter Russell Mead, Professor Kishore Mahbubani and the most excellent Rajmohan Gandhi.

All events are open to members of the Institute and the general public unless otherwise stated. Check out our events page on our website here. Some past events include:

2015
# 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 will address the members of The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs Library of the Institute

2014

# 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 Hakan Gok, Assistant Professor, Maulana Rumi University, Konya, Turkey and Salim Cevik, Lecturer, School of Government, Ipek University, Ankara, Turkey Library of the Institute
4. 8 February, Saturday The state of India’s democracy Rajmohan Gandhi, historian, biographer and former member of Rajya Sabha Library of the Institute
5. 15 February, Saturday Iranian influences on South Asia Dr. Francis Robinson, CBE, DL, Professor of History of South Asia Library of the Institute
6. 17 February, Monday Enhancing Danish-Pakistan Relations and Denmark in the European Union His Excellency Jesper Moller Sorensen, Ambassador of Denmark in Pakistan Library of the Institute
7. 12 March, Wednesday Karachi’s Changing Demographics and Urban Strife 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 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan Sindh Governor’s House
10. 30 May, Friday Indian Elections of 2014: Impact on the region and Pakistan-India relations Najmuddin A. Shaikh, Ambassador 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
# 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. 3 April,
Wednesday
U.S. Foreign Policy and U.S.- Pakistan Bilateral
Relations
Michael Dodman, Consul General of the US Library of the Institute
3. 13 April,
Saturday
Party Manifestos and the Futureof Pakistan’s Economy Zubeida Mustafa Dr. Kaiser Bengali Haris Gazdar Library of the Institute
4. 26 April,
Friday
65 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Russia Andrey V. Demidov, Consul General of the Russian Federation Library of the Institute
5. 2 May 2013, Thursday Party Positions on Foreign Policy Ambassador Shahid M. Amin Ambassador Mansur Alam Nausheen Wasi Library of the Institute
6. 7 June, Friday Post Elections Economic and Political Analysis Dr. Kaiser Bengali and Haris Gazdar Library of the Institute
7. 14 December, Saturday Global versus regional – A comparative approach to problems facing us today Dr. Satya Pal Anand, Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Columbia, Washington DC Library of the Institute
 2012
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 16 January, Monday A conversation on US Assistance to Pakistan
  • Dr. George Perkovich, Vice President for Studies and Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Toby Dalton, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Library of the Institute
2. 20 February Monday US-Pakistan Strategic Cooperation
  • Ambassador (Retd.) James A. Larocco, Director, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington DC
  • Colonel (Retd.) John Jack Gill, Associate Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington DC
  • 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 to observe the Commonwealth Day
    • Ambassador (Retd.) Mansoor Alam
    • 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’ 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. 20 November, Tuesday A discussion with council members of the Institute on the security and geopolitical situation in Iraq A group of professionals from Pakistan Petroleum Limited Library of the Institute
10. 4 December, Tuesday Pakistan-China Relations

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. Wang Shid, Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR.

5. Mr. Hanliqun, Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR.

Library of the Institute
 2011
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 4 March,
Friday
The Post Revolution Situation in Egypt:
1.Egyptian Revolution and Beyond by Shahid M. Amin
2. Egyptian Revolution: Is it Relevant to Pakistan?
1.Shahid M. Amin, former Ambassdor of Pakistan
2.Dr. Shahid Hassan Siddiqui, Chairman of Research Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance(R.I.IB.F)
Library of the Institute
2. 16 May, Monday After Osama Bin Laden Riaz Mohammad Khan, former Foreign Seceratary and Ambasador 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 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 Interactive session with members of the PIIA 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 Moin R. Khan, Chairman, Pakistan Institute of Petroleum Geo Scientists and General Manager Exploration, Pakistan Petroleum Limited 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 Interactive session and exchange of views with members of the PIIA Indian journalists from Mumbai Press Club, led by 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 in Washington DC Library of the Institute
11. 22 November, Tuesday Seminar on Importance of Contemporary Iran in the Middle East and the World
  • Dr. Abdur Rahim Gavahi
  • Dr. Jawed Mohammadi
  • Andrey V. Demidov
  • Agha Masood Hussain
  • Abbas Ali Abdullahi
  • Brig (Retd) Agha Ahmed Gul
  • Dr. Naheed Anjum Chishti
  • 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
# 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(R.I.IB.F) Library of the Institute
2. 26 March
Friday
State of Religious Freedom in South Asia Ms. Safiya Ghori
South Asia Policy Analyst at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Library of the Institute
3. 19 May 14
Wednesday
U.S. Strategic & Economic Interests in the Region Dr. Daniel N. Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Concepts and Communication, 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 Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations Library of the Institute
7. 11 December
Saturday
WikiLeaks and After:
1. “WikiLeaks Impact on International Diplomacy” by Mr Mansoor Alam2. “WikiLeaks: Access to Information” by Mazhar Abbas
Mansoor Alam, former Ambassador- Government of Pakistan
Mazhar Abbas, senior journalist, Anchorperson ARY News and former Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of journalists(PFUJ)
Library of the Institute
 2009
# 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.Dr. Syed Rasoul Mousavi
Director General, Instituite of Political and International Studies Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran
2. Mashallah Shakari
Ambassador, Islamic Republic of Iran in Pakistan
3. Masoud Mohammad Zamani, Counul General, Islamic Republic of Iran in Karachi
4.Prof. Mohammad Hossain Panahie, Tabatabai University, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran
5.Justice (Retd) Sajjad Ali Shah, Former Chief Justice of Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Library of the Institute
2. 19 February
Thursday
United States Relations with the Islamic World 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 Library of the Institute
6. 8 October
Thursday
The Current State of Global Terrorism- Pakistan’s Role in Countering Extremism Clifford May, President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, United States of America Library of the Institute
 2008
# 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(R.I.IB.F)
Library of the Institute
2. 8 February
Friday
Threat of Terrorism and Security of Ocean Trade. What contribution can the Pakistan Navy make? Admiral 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 Peter L. Fedon,
Country Director of ADB
Library of the Institute
4. 26 April
Saturday
Australian Security Policy 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 Khadim Hussain Aftab Nabi
Rochi Ram Advocate
Prof. Ijaz Qureshi
Kashif Ali Nizamani
Library of the Institute
6. 29 July
Tuesday
South Asia and the Middle East: Ensuring World Peace Agha Murtaza Poya
Islamic scholar
Library of the Institute
 2007
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 13 March Commonwealth Day Qutubuddin Aziz, Honorary Representative in Pakistan of Commonwealth Society, London
Mahdi Masud, former Ambassador
S.M. Fazal, President of Commonwealth Journalists Association of Pakistan
Library of the Institute
2. 9 May Pakistan-Bangladesh Relations and the role of the media and civil societies in the two countries. Ten-members media delegation from Bangladesh Library of the Institute
3. 3 April Four Years and Thirteen Days: Iraq Today and Tomorrow Sayed Ammar Al Hakim, Iraqi scholar Library of the Institute
4. 4 April Risks and Rewards of a US-Pakistan Alliance Farhana Ali, International Policy Analyst at RAND Corporation Library of the Institute
5. 12 June Pakistan-Switzerland Relations Martin Beinz, Swiss Consul General Library of the Institute
 2006
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 14 Februarys Swiss Banking System: Judicial Constraints on Money Laundering Julius F. Anderegg, Consul General of Switzerland and Anwar Jamal Kidwai, senior banker Library of the Institute
2. 12 June Management Challenges of the 21st Century: Global and Local Trends Farooq Hassan, Executive Director, Management Association of Pakistan Library of the Institute
3. 1 July Imperative of swift progress in the Muslim world Dr. Habibur Rehman Khan, President of the Institute of Islamic Thought, Karachi Library of the Institute
4. 21 September Canada and Pakistan: Partners for Peace and Prosperity in South Asia David B. Collins, Ambassador of Canada in Pakistan Library of the Institute
5. 7 December Hijab, Naqab and Burqa in the West: A Leap Towards Discrimination Sibghatullah Kadri, Queen’s Counsel in the United Kingdom Library of the Institute
6. 8 December Prospects of Pakistan-China economic cooperation Five-member delegation from the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) Library of the Institute
 2005
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 5 March Pakistan-Kazakhstan Relations Six-member media delegation from Kazakhstan including Andrey Georgiyevich, Director-General, International Institute; Olessya Ivanova, Editor-in-Chief The Almaty Herald; Yesknader Amanzhol, Representative, Russian Language Media; Zhuldyz Abdildakyzu Abdilda, Executive Secretary, Zhas Alash; Marat Danay and Daulat Ali, freelance journalists Library of the Institute
2. 14 March Commonwealth Day Mohammad Abdul Hanan, Deputy High Commissioner , People’s Republic of Bangladesh; Qutubuddin Aziz, Honorary Representative in Pakistan of the Commonwealth Society, London; S. M. Fazal, President Commonwealth Journalists Association of Pakistan, Karachi; Nabiha Gul, Research Officer, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi
3. 7 June Kyrgyz revolution: reasons and consequences Islan Ryskulov, Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic Library of the Institute
4. 30 July Pakistan-Sri Lanka bilateral relations, regional trade and intra-state political scenario in Pakistan and Sri Lanka Six-member media delegation from Sri Lanka including Gamini Weerakon; Noorul Ameen Izzadeen, Deputy Editor, Daily Mirror; Bandula Parakum, Journalist, The Island; Rashompi Silva, Journalist, Sunday Observer; Ramesh Uvais, Chief Sub Editor, Daily Mirror; and Tushara Gooneratne, Deputy Editor, Daily Lanka Deepa. Library of the Institute
5. 21 July UK’s Presidency of the European Union, 2005 Peter Wilson, British Political Counsellor, Islamabad Library of the Institute
6. 13 August Agriculture and Globalization: Subsidies and their Impact on Developing Countries Dr. Syed Hussain Imam, Senior Scientist at the USDAARS, Western Regional Research Center, California Library of the Institute
7. 27 August China’s Stand on the Enlargement of the UN Security Council Zhang Chunxiang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan Library of the Institute
8. 20 September Curtailment of Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the UK and European Union after 7/7 Sibghatullah Kadri, Queen’s Counsel and Convener of Muslim Lawyer’s Forum, UK Library of the Institute
9. 29 October Earthquake prone areas in Pakistan Ali Hamza Kazmi, former Director-General, Geological Survey of Pakistan; Nayyar Alam Zaigham, Professor, Department of Geology, University of Karachi; Syed Aamir Ahmad KAzmi, Director-General, Pakistan Meteorological Department and Consultant, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi Library of the Institute
10. 8 December Pakistan-China Relations Six-member delegation from the Association of Former Diplomats of China including Chai Fanghai, President of the Association of Former Diplomats of China; Zhang Chengli, Executive Vice President of the Association of Former Diplomats of China; Tang Mingxin, Vice President and Secretary-General of the Association of Former Diplomats of China; Zhang Dayong, VicePresident of the Association of Former Diplomats of China; Chen Wenzhao, council member of the Association of Former Diplomats of China Library of the Institute
11. 13 December Disparities in International Health Care and its Standards Dr. Robert C. Myrtle, Professor, University of Southern California, US Library of the Institute
 2004
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 27 March Pakistan-China Relations, regional and international issues Two separate delegations comprising journalists and academicians from China. The first delegation included: Xing Yang Ming, Vice-President, China Association of International Friendly Contact (CAIFC); Chen Zu Ming, Assistant President, CIAFC; Li Hui Min and Wang Wei, Deputy Directors, Second Department of Asian Affairs, CAIFC and Liang Yong Chang and Zhang Qing Yu, Assistant Researchers, Second Department of Asian Affairs, CAIFC.
The second delegation included: Professor Yang Cui Bai, Research Fellow, South Asia Institute of Sichuan University; Wu Bai Yi, Deputy Director, Research Department, The China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies, Beijing; Han Hua, Associate Professor, Institute of Asian and African Studies, School of International Studies, Peking University; Zhang Liang, Senior Editor, Peoples Daily and Shi Pengyun, Copy Editor, China Daily.
Library of the Institute
2. 29 April Role of Britain in the Region Mark Lyall Grant, CMG, British High Commissioner; S. M. Fazal, Editor, Daily News and President, Commonwealth Journalists Association; Farzana Shakoor, Assistant Professor, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi Library of the Institute
3. 13 May Pakistan-EU Relations Ilkka Uusitalo, Ambassador and Head of the European Commission delegation; Rashid Soorty, Chairman, Soorty Enterprises (Pvt.), Karachi, Sanam Noor, Research Officer, The Pakistan Institute of International Affai Library of the Institute
4. 14 May Pakistan-South Africa Relations Six-member media delegation from South Africa Library of the Institute
5. 10 June Nature of Russian Relations with CIS Countries: Impact on Pakistan Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, Consul General of the Russian Federation, Karachi; Fateh Ali Hashim, Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco; Dr. Talat A. Wizarat, Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi; Farzana Shakoor, Assistant Professor, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi Library of the Institute
6. 30 June Pakistan-Nepal Relations Five-member delegation from Nepal Library of the Institute
7. 11 December Pakistan-Egypt Relations Seven-member media delegation from Egypt. The delegation included: Dr. Magdi Morgan, Secretary-General, Permanent Bureau of Afro-Asian Writers, Cairo; M. Tariq Fouda, journalist, weekly Saa; Muhammad Musa, Deputy Editor-in-Chief Al-Ahram; Zeinab Abbas, Director, Middle East News Agency (MENA), Cairo; Dr. Hoda Mithis, Director, Centre for Asian Studies, Cairo University; and Dr. Ihab El Sharif, Deputy Assistant Minister for Mashriq, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo Library of the Institute
2003
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 5 April United Nations on the brink: Will it meet the fate of the League of Nations? Aziz A. Munshi, former Attorney-General, Government of Pakistan; Ardeshir Cowasjee, senior analyst; Barkat Alam, Professor of Economics, Glasgow Caledonian University; S. M. Fazal, President Commonwealth Journalists’ Association, Fatehyab Ali Khan, Chairman, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Nausheen Wasi and Nabiha Gul, Research Officers, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs. Library of the Institute
2. 21 April The Development and Humanitarian Mandate of the UN Onder Yucer, Resident Representative, UNDP Library of the Institute
3. 26 April Asia and Africa 16-member delegation of African diplomats led by Dr. Tariq Waheed, Deputy Director, Foreign Services Academy Library of the Institute
4. 12 May Commemorating 55th Anniversary of Pakistan-Russia/USSR Relations Moin Jan Naim, Director-General, Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan; Vadim Akhmetove, Russian Consul; Sergey Kuznetsov, Director of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture; Vladimir Mikhaylov, Russian Consul General; M. H. Askari, senior analyst; Abdul Razzaq, former President, Pak-Soviet Friendship Society, Marvi Memon Ali, freelance researcher; Syed Junaid Ahsan, Research Officer, PIIA Library of the Institute
5. 26 July Pakistan-Bangladesh relations Six-member delegation of academics and media representatives from Bangladesh Library of the Institute
6. 25 August Pakistan-Turkey Relations Six-member delegation of Turkish intellectuals Library of the Institute
7. 24 October Pakistan-Russia Relations Six-member delegation of journalists and academicians from Russia Library of the Institute
8. 28 November Pakistan-China Relations Four-member delegation of researchers from the Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) Library of the Institute
9. 3 December President Pervez Musharraf’s Visit to the Republic of Korea: Ushering an Era of Expanded Cooperation Jeon Bou-guan, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Library of the Institute
 2002
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 3 January Asia and Africa A group of diplomats from Asian and African countries, led by Mansoor Alam, Director-General, Foreign Services Academy. Nausheen Wasi, Research Officer, PIIA, made a presentation. Anwar Jamal Kidwai, analyst, spoke on ‘Asia and Africa: Concerning Security and Economic Issues Library of the Institute
2. 2 February Foreign Policy and Religion Mansoor Alam, Director-General, Foreign Services Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan Library of the Institute
3. 15 February Bilateral Relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh in South Asian Scenario Mahmud Ali, Federal Minister Library of the Institute
4. 21 February President Pervez Musharraf’s visit to the United States Agha Masood Hussain, journalist; Anwar Jamal Kidwai, analyst; M. H. Askari, news analyst; Jawed Bukhari, analyst. Library of the Institute
5. 8 April Israeli Occupation of Palestine S. M. Fazal, President, Commonwealth Journalists Association; Dr. Talat A. Wizarat, Chairperson, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi; Shahid Amin, former Ambassador of Pakistan; Iqbal F. Quadir, Retd. Vice Admiral, Pakistan Navy; M. H. Askari, senior analyst; Fatehyab Ali Khan, Chairman, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs Library of the Institute
6. 11 May Current Situation in Kashmir Dr. Majeed Siraj, Chairman, Kashmir Council for Human Rights Library of the Institute
7. 16 May 1. Prospects of Renaissance in the Islamic World
2. Agenda of Africa in the 21st Century
3. Future of Zimbabwe
23-member delegation of African diplomats visited the Institute. Presentations were made by Mansoor Alam, Director-General, Foreign Services Academy; Ore Ademola Akerehe, Nigerian diplomat and Syed Junaid Ahsan, Research Officer, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, respectively Library of the Institute
8. 1 November Personal Impressions Wolfram W. Karnowski, author of books on Bhimjee and EFU Library of the Institute
9. 13 November International Dimensions of General Elections in Pakistan Sibghatullah Kadri, Queen’s Council, London; Professor Sikander Mehdi, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi; Shahid Amin and Mahdi Masud, former Ambassadors Library of the Institute
10. 27 December Asia and Africa: regional and global issues Diplomats from Asian and African countries led by Dr. Tariq Waheed, Deputy Director, Foreign Services Academy Library of the Institute
11. 31 December Personal Impressions Naimatullah Khan, City Mayor, Karachi Library of the Institute
 2001
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 24 February US Nuclear Weapons Policy: Past, Present and Future William F. Burns, Major-General, US Army, Retired Library of the Institute
2. 12 March Flashpoints in Asia and Africa: Global Implications 17-member delegation of diplomats from African countries headed by Mansoor Alam, Director-General, Foreign Services Academy. Presentations were made by Tehmina Mahmood and Nausheen Wasi, Research Officer, PIIA Library of the Institute
3. 30 May Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Pak-China Diplomatic Relations Lin Shanglin, Consul General of People’s Republic of China; Ishrat Hussain, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan; Iqbal F. Quadir, Vice Admiral (Retd.),Pakistan Navy; Mahdi Masood, former Ambassador of Pakistan; Dr. Talat A. Wizarat, Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi; Syed Sikander Mehdi, Chairman, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi Library of the Institute
4. 10 July Breaking the Barrier on Kashmir in Delhi Sultan Ahmad, writer and analyst; Shamim-ur-Rehman, analyst; Hafiz R. Khan, former Secretary, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs Library of the Institute
5. 6 August Impressions on Pak-India Summit at Agra Media personalities Library of the Institute
 2000
# DATE/DAY TOPIC SPEAKER(S) LOCATION
1. 22 January Managing Pakistan’s Present Economy: International Obligations vs Internal Compulsions Shahid Javed Burki and Ishrat Hussain Library of the Institute
2. 28 April South Asia after President Clinton’s Visit John E. Bennett, Consul General of USA; Mahdi Masood, former Ambassador of Pakistan; Qutubuddin Aziz, Honorary Representative in Pakistan of the Commonwealth Trust, London; Iqbal F. Quadir, Vice Admiral (Retd.), Pakistan Navy Library of the Institute
3. 18 May 10 Years of United Germany: A Personal Statement Dr. Karl Fischer, former German Ambassador to Pakistan Library of the Institute
4. 23 June Foreign Policy of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf, Chief Executive of Pakistan Auditorium of the Institute
5. 26 July Kashmir Problem: Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, Chairman, Grand Democratic Alliance, Pakistan Library of the Institute
6. 26 October 1. Divisive Factors/Forces in OAU
2. Problems of Colonial Legacies in Africa
Presentations made by Tehmina Mahmood and Nausheen Wasi, Research Officers, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, to a group of 16 foreign diplomats from African countries led by Mansoor Alam, Director-General, Foreign Services Academy Library of the Institute

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