Beyond Afghanistan: U.S. Perspectives on the Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations
|Date||19 Jul 2021|
|Time||10:30 am — 12:00 pm EDT |3:30 pm—5:00 pm BST|
With American forces withdrawing from Afghanistan, the future of U.S-Pakistan relations is uncertain. This event will draw on the perspectives of those that have focused on Pakistan while serving in the U.S. government. The event will consider to what extent Afghanistan will continue to be a focus of the relationship; what factors might shape the relationship’s trajectory post-Afghanistan withdrawal; what prospects there may be for broader cooperation beyond security; and how the relationship can be positioned constructively moving forward.
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Moderator – Michael Kugelman– Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia
David Hale – Distinguished Diplomatic Fellow, Wilson Center; Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Former Ambassador to Pakistan, Lebanon and Jordan
Nadia Naviwala – Global Fellow; Independent Writer on Foreign Aid, Local Philanthropy, Civil Society, and Education in Pakistan; Former USIP Country Representative for Pakistan, Former USAID Pakistan Desk Officer; Former U.S. Senate National Security Aide; Former Public Policy Fellow
Tamanna Salikuddin – Director, South Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace, and Former National Security Council and State Department Staffer
James Schwemlein – Senior Director at Albright Stonebridge Group, Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Former State Department Staffer