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The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will host a conversation with Ambassador Cameron Munter, former US ambassador to Pakistan on February 13.
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2013 will be a year of change for Pakistan as it faces a series of transitions, including presidential and parliamentary elections, changes in leadership for both the army and the judiciary, coupled with repercussions of the impending US withdrawal from Afghanistan. The incoming secretaries of state, defense, and treasury in the second Obama term have an opportunity to craft a new relationship as they interact with the new Pakistani leadership. Given the hazards and possibilities of the next two years it is critical for the United States and Pakistan to develop a balanced and consistent relationship rather than one that resembles a roller coaster. Looking to the recent and much troubled past, what lessons can be drawn? How can those lessons help both countries navigate future challenges? Can we move towards a more stable and mutually beneficial relationship? Ambassador Munter will address these questions and explore how to best traverse Pakistan’s upcoming year of living dangerously.
A conversation with
The Hon. Cameron Munter
Former US Ambassador to Pakistan
Mr. Shuja Nawaz
Director, South Asia Center
|DATE:||Wednesday, February 13, 2013|
|TIME:||9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.|
1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
The Hon. Cameron Munter was sworn in as US ambassador to Pakistan on October 6, 2010. Prior to his nomination, Ambassador Munter completed his tour of duty at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He served there first as political-military minister-counselor in 2009, then as deputy chief of mission for the first half of 2010. He served as ambassador in Belgrade from 2007 to 2009. In 2006, he led the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul, Iraq. He was deputy chief of mission in Prague from 2005 to 2007 and in Warsaw from 2002 to 2005. Before these assignments, in Washington, he was director for Central Europe at the National Security Council (1999-01), executive assistant to the counselor of the Department of State (1998-99), director of the Northern European Initiative (1998), and chief of staff in the NATO Enlargement Ratification Office (1997-98). He has also served overseas in Bonn (1995-97), Prague (1992-95), and Warsaw (1986-88). His other domestic assignments include: country director for Czechoslovakia at the Department of State (1989-91), and Dean Rusk fellow at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (1991).
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