Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad AsifVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in conjunction with the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly
NEW YORK, September 27, 2017 — Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif discusses his country's vision for and approach towards regional peace and development. The address was followed by a conversation with author and journalist Steve Coll. (1 hr., 6 min
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The Asia Society is delighted to host His Excellency Khawaja Muhammad Asif, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, for an address, to be followed by a moderated discussion with Steve Coll on Pakistan’s vision and approach towards regional peace and development.
Join us for a conversation on Pakistan's priorities under the new Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
H.E. Khawaja Muhammad Asif was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. Previously, he served simultaneously as both Minister for Defence and Minister for Water and Power, having been appointed to the positions in 2013 during the Nawaz Sharif administration.
Steve Coll is Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism at Columbia University's Journalism School. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker, the author of seven books of nonfiction, and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1985 and 2005, he was a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor at the Washington Post. There he covered Wall Street, served as the paper’s South Asia correspondent in New Delhi, and was the Post’s first international investigative correspondent, based in London. He served as managing editor of the Post between 1998 and 2004. The following year, he joined The New Yorker, where he has written on international politics, American politics and national security, intelligence controversies and the media.
This program made possible through the generous support of the Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy and in coordination with the Asia Society Policy Institute.