Political Transitions in South Asia and the Prospect of Peace
Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States H.E. Jalil Abbas Jilani joins Asia Society Texas Center to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing current U.S.-Pakistan relations. Ambassador Jilani will draw on his own diplomatic experiences to discuss key issues affecting Pakistan and its neighbors, such as the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pakistan-India relations, security challenges in the region, and emerging opportunities for civilian partnership.
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Halal Reception: 6:00 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
Reception generously underwritten by Shaista and Shahzad Bashir and the Shahzad Bashir Trust.
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About Jalil Abbas Jilani
Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani assumed his responsibilities as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States on January 2, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Jilani served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan from March 2012 to December 2013. He is a career diplomat and has also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union and as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Canberra, Australia.
Ambassador Jilani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies. In his professional life, he has specialized in South Asian affairs and remained Director India, Deputy High Commissioner/Acting High Commissioner to New Delhi and Director General South Asia and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). In 2005, he also served as the Government’s Spokesman on Foreign Affairs. From 1989 to 1992, Ambassador Jilani served as Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.
His other overseas assignments included Jeddah, London, and Washington.
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Consulate General of Pakistan – Houston