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On February 26, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will hold a conversation with Her Excellency Sherry Rehman, Pakistan ambassador to the United States.
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The US-Pakistan relationship remains under intense scrutiny. As Pakistan begins a year full of drastic changes, there has been growing discourse on the best way to recharge this relationship and enable the two nations to engage as partners, not foes. The US-Pakistan relationship has recently begun to stabilize, but still remains fragile.
Pakistan’s active participation and ownership in this critical phase of rebuilding is of utmost importance. How does Pakistan see its relationship with the United States changing over the next few years, particularly given the many transitions it will undergo in 2013? What steps can both countries take to build a better working relationship? Can the current regional instability become an opportunity for both countries to develop a mutual commitment to act as a stabilizing force in the region? Ambassador Rehman will explore these and other issues and delve into ways to rebuild the relationship between the United States and Pakistan.
A conversation with
Her Excellency Sherry Rehman
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States
Mr. Shuja Nawaz
Director, South Asia Center
|DATE:||Tuesday, February 26, 2013|
|TIME:||9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.|
1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Her Excellency Sherry Rehman was appointed as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States in November 2011. Before this post she served as federal minister, chairperson of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society and ranking member of the National Security Committee in Pakistan’s Parliament. She has served as federal minister for information and broadcasting (2008-09) and earlier held three additional portfolios of health, women development, and culture as federal minister (2008). During her time in Parliament, her areas of focus included foreign and security policy, human rights legislation, and media.
Ambassador Rehman was the founding chair of the Jinnah Institute, a nonpartisan public policy think tank committed to the strengthening of democracy, governance, and an independent national security project in Pakistan; co-chaired several track-two strategic dialogues with India; and was convener of a similar institutionalized dialogue process between Pakistan and Afghanistan. She lectures widely on strategic security challenges facing Pakistan and was a key member of the Legislative Councils that govern both Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Ambassador Rehman is also an award-winning journalist from Pakistan with twenty years of experience in both broadcast and print media. Her book Five Hundred Years of The Kashmiri Shawl (Mapin India and Antique Collectors Club, UK, 2006) was awarded the prestigious R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award from the Textile Society of America.
If you missed our last event on US-Pakistan relations, please follow this link for full audio. A transcript will also be available shortly. The keynote speaker was Ambassador Cameron Munter, former US ambassador to Pakistan.
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