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Shuja Nawaz -- The Failed Civil-Military Relationship in Pakistan

Thursday, April 29, 2010

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

MIT Center for International Studies, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

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"The Failed Civil-Military Relationship in Pakistan," with Shuja Nawaz, The Atlantic Council. 

Shuja Nawaz was made the first Director of the South Asia Center at The Atlantic Council of the United States in January 2009. He is a native of Pakistan, and is a political and strategic analyst who writes for leading newspapers and The Huffington Post, and speaks on current topics before civic groups, at think tanks, and on radio and television. He has worked on projects with RAND, the United States Institute of Peace, The Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Atlantic Council, and other leading think tanks on projects dealing with Pakistan and the Middle East. He has also briefed senior European and US civil and military officials on Afghanistan and Pakistan and testified before both houses of the US Congress.

He was a newscaster and producer for Pakistan Television and covered the 1971 war with India on the Western Front. He has worked for the World Health Organization and has headed three separate divisions at the International Monetary Fund. He was also a Director at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Mr. Nawaz was the Managing Editor and then Editor of Finance & Development, the multilingual quarterly of the IMF and the World Bank and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the World Bank Research Observer.

His latest book is Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within (Oxford University Press 2008). He is also the author of FATA: A Most Dangerous Place (CSIS, Washington DC January 2009). 


Location: MIT Center for International Studies, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA.