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US Defense Intelligence Agency's Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Expertise Training Program to host symposium focusing on Balochistan and FATA

Cancelled: PAKISTAN SYMPOSIUM: 2014 AND BEYOND
Brought to you by the Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Expertise Training Program

June 19-20, 2012

Meeting Details: The Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Expertise Training Program will be hosting the Pakistan Symposium: 2014 and Beyond to focus on two critical geographical/political areas in Pakistan – the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and Baluchistan. We will be exploring these areas in terms of governance, economics, and security, as well as the impact of internal and external influences. Keynote speakers (including journalist and author Peter Bergen) will begin each day, followed by panel discussions involving the most noted experts on the region.

Agenda

DAY 1 - June 19, 2012

8:30 - 8:45 AM: Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:45 AM: Keynote Speaker (with Q&A): Peter Bergen

9:45 - 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Panel 1: “What will be the political and security landscape in 2014?”

Panel Members: Dr. Hassan Abbas, Mr. Ali Dayan Hasan, Captain Syed Aqeel Akhtar Naqvi (Pakistan Navy), Moderator: Mr. Joshua White

12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 - 3:45 PM: Panel 2: “What will be the effect of regional dynamics on the FATA and Baluchistan?” Panel Members: Mr. Malik Siraj Akbar, Mr. Tarek Fatah, Mr. John Sampson, Mr. David Starnes, Moderator: Ms. Asra Nomani

3:45 - 4:00 PM: Day 1 Wrap-Up: Colonel Michael Lawrence (USMC)

DAY 2 - June 20, 2012

8:30 - 8:45 AM: Opening Remarks: Ms. Farhana Qazi

8:45 - 9:45 AM: Keynote Speaker (with Q&A)

8:30 - 8:45 AM: Opening Remarks

9:45 - 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Panel 3: “What will be the role of economic and social development in the FATA/Baluchistan?” Panel Members: Dr. Hayden Bellenoit, Brigadier General Syed Shafqat Asghar (Pakistan Army), Mr. Pir Zubair Shah, Moderator: Ms. Gretchen Peters

12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 - 3:45 PM: Panel 4: “What will be the impact of demographics and population movements within the FATA, Baluchistan, and the areas immediately surrounding these two regions?” Panel Members: Mr. Waheed Baloch, Mr. Robert Nichols, Ms. Stacia George, Moderator: Dr. Tristan Mabry, 3:45 - 4:00 PM: Closing Comments

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