Starts: March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm Ends: March 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm
THE WARRIOR STATE: PAKISTAN IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
T.V. Paul, PhD James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:00 PM
Pakistan ranks 124th out of 144 countries in global competitiveness, Taliban forces occupy 30% of the country, and it is perpetually in danger of becoming a failed state – with over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily fall into terrorists’ hands. Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has been at the center of major geopolitical struggles. In an age of transnational terrorism and nuclear proliferation, understanding Pakistan’s development, particularly the negative effects of foreign aid and geopolitical centrality, is more important than ever.
T.V. Paul is a leading scholar of international security, regional security, and South Asia. He received his undergraduate education from Kerala University, India; M.Phil in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA. The author or editor of 15 books, his 2009 book The Traditional of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons was selected for the Peace Prize Laureate Exhibition honoring President Barak Obama by the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo. He is the Founding Director of the McGill University Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. (Photo by Rachel Paul.)
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