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Final UCCD lecture: T.V. Paul on Pakistan

Pakistan is weak, volatile and vulnerable.
Pakistan is weak, volatile and vulnerable.
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The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy in partnership with Westminster College will complete the current season of its popular World Affairs Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 18. This lecture will feature Professor T.V. Paul. Dr. Paul is a leading scholar in the fields of regional security, international security, and South Asia. He will discuss his most recent work, The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Pakistan ranks near the bottom (124 of 144) in global competitiveness, but the country’s central location and stockpile of more than 100 nuclear weapons make it an attractive and relatively easy target for takeover by terrorists and neighbors, which include Iran, Afghanistan, and India. Thirty percent of Pakistan is occupied by the Taliban, further weakening it politically and economically. Paul maintains understanding Pakistan’s development, especially the negative effects of foreign aid and geopolitical centrality is critical, now more than ever.

T.V. Paul is the James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University, and is the founding Director of the McGill University Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. He is the author or editor of 15 books and numerous articles and papers, including The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons (Cambridge University Press) which was selected for the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Exhibition in Oslo that honored President Barack Obama in 2009.

Dr. Paul completed his undergraduate studies and received a Master’s Degree in philosophy from universities in India, and holds a PhD in political science from UCLA.

UCCD’s lecture series is free and open to the public. Dr. Paul’s lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, found in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory at Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East in Salt Lake City. For more information, you can log on to Westminster’s website by clicking here or UCCD’s website by clicking here. You can also call (801) 832-3272.

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