Johns Hopkins SAIS to host launch event for new study, "Pakistan Today: The Case for U.S.-Pakistan Relations," with keynote speaker former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf on Thursday, April 13, 2017

The launch event for “Pakistan Today: The Case for U.S.-Pakistan Relations,” will be hosted by the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
The event marks the release of the latest FPI Study in Policy, a policy report that examines past and future U.S.-Pakistan relations. The launch will also include a keynote address by the former President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf and panel discussions.
The study, co-authored by Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli, suggests that Pakistan has a significant place in the worldview of the Trump administration. For decades, Pakistan looked to the United States to aid in developing its economy and increasing its military strength. With globalization, the rise of China, and the near-collapse of the old world order, how will the U.S. prioritize and redefine its relationship with Pakistan? Scholars and practitioners will assess the future of Pakistan’s economy, defense, natural resources, and relations with the U.S. and regional neighbors.
Opening Remarks - 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Vali Nasr
Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS
Morning Session: The Setting - 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Keynote Address: Pakistan Today
General Pervez Musharraf
Former Chief of Army Staff and former President of Pakistan
The Pakistan Army Today: Institutional Change and Continuity
General Mahmud A. Durrani
Former Pakistan National Security Advisor
The Economy
Shahid Javed Burki
Former Vice President of The World Bank
The Women of Pakistan: Rising to the Challenge
Salman Sufi
Senior Member of the Punjab Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit, Law and Order
Maleeka Bokhari
Barrister for the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf
Afternoon Session: The External Compass - 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Energy Needs, Water Resources and India
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources for the Government of Pakistan; and Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Shirin Tahir-Kheli
Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Pakistan and the United States
Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, and former Foreign Minister
Joshua White
Associate Professor of Practice in South Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Shamila N. Chaudhary
Senior Advisor to Dean Vali Nasr and Senior South Asia Fellow, New America
China's Role and the Region
Carla Freeman
Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Daniel Markey
Director of the Global Policy Program, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Prospect for the Future and Conclusion - 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Shirin Tahir-Kheli
Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. A very limited number of seats are available. Approved camera setup will only be permitted from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Final call for check-in of print reporters is 9:15 a.m. Members of the working press can send requests to cover the event to RSVP confirmations will be sent out by Wednesday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m.
The latest FPI Study in Policy is available online: Pakistan Today: The Case for U.S.-Pakistan Relations
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About The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI)
The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) seeks to advance practically oriented research and discussion about foreign policy. To this end, it organizes research initiatives and study groups, and hosts leaders from around the world as resident or non-resident fellows in fields including international policy, business, journalism, and academia.
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.
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