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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host conference, “Pakistan Beyond Seventy: The Long View,” on Monday, April 16-Tuesday, 17, 2018

The two-day conference, “Pakistan Beyond Seventy: The Long View,” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Seven decades after independence, Pakistan remains deeply marked by its internal contradictions and contested regional relationships. Yet, it has shown a surprising social and political resilience that has belied the bleak forecasts of many of its critics.
Building on the retrospective events that marked Pakistan’s seventieth year, the forum brings together leading scholars and policy experts from Johns Hopkins SAIS, Lahore University of Management Sciences, the Brookings Institution, the Stimson Center, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council, Brown University, and Brandeis University.
The speakers will explore the dynamics that are likely to shape Pakistan’s political stability, economic health, place in the wider Eurasian political economy, and relationship with the United States and its neighbors over the coming decades.
The conference is jointly organized by Asia Programs at Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Monday, April 16, 2018
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Panel 1: Pakistan’s Political Futures: Shaping the State
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Panel 2: U.S.-Pakistan Relations in the ‘America First’ Era: Learning from the Past
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Art Exhibit Launch: Kaleidoscope Pakistan
(Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW)
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Panel 3: Regional Realignments: Pakistan, Its Neighbors, and the Great Powers
Co-sponsored by War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Panel 4: Pakistan’s Economic Futures: Stability & Innovation
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Pakistan’s Place in the World: A Discussion with Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry
4:30-6:00 p.m.
For the full program of events and speakers, visit Pakistan Beyond Seventy: The Long View.
Time and Date
12:00-6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 16-Tuesday, April17, 2018
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press should RSVP through the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson (for logistic inquiries)
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
[email protected]
Seh Hee Choi (for agenda inquiries)
Program Coordinator, South Asia Studies
202-663-5837 office
[email protected]
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins

Thursday, April 12, 2018