[BY INVITATION ONLY] A Special Address by Jalil Abbas Jilani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of PakistanVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The United Nations General Assembly Comes to Asia Society
Join us for a special address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, H.E. Jalil Abbas Jilani, on Pakistan’s foreign policy and its quest for peace, stability, and shared prosperity. He will then sit for a conversation with Farwa Aamer, Asia Society Policy Institute Director for South Asia Initiatives. This event is part of Asia Society’s series of programs with world leaders visiting New York during the United Nations General Assembly, held annually in September.
***This program is by invitation only. Registration and confirmation of registration is required for entry.***
H.E. Jalil Abbas Jilani is the 33rd Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He has 38 years of bilateral and multilateral experience as a career diplomat having served as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Belgium, Luxemburg and the EU, and High Commissioner to Australia. He remained the Spokesperson in the Foreign Office from 2005-2006. He was appointed the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan in 2012, the top civil service official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and served in that capacity until 2013. A specialist in South Asian affairs, he has worked as Director General for South Asia and SAARC, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Acting High Commissioner to India. He served as member of the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs from 2019-2022. He has been a member of prominent think tanks including the Center for Aerospace and Security Studies and the Institute of Regional Studies.
Farwa Aamer is the Director of South Asia Initiatives at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) in New York where she oversees the institute’s policy work and projects in South Asia. Previously, she worked at the Stimson Center where she led research on the security, political, and socio-economic dimensions of transboundary river governance in the Himalayan region. Through her work, she has organized and convened high-level Track II dialogues and discussions designed to facilitate greater inter-and intra-regional cooperation on issues and opportunities concerning water, energy, climate change, and sustainable development in South Asia, MENA, and Central Asia. She also worked on highlighting the disproportionate impacts of climate change and water insecurity on women. From 2017 to 2021, Farwa was with the EastWest Institute and served as the Director of the South Asia program, where she worked on promoting non-traditional channels of diplomacy and establishing multi-stakeholder platforms for shared economic, financial, and geopolitical interests by bringing together policy shapers, media influencers, thought leaders, and business experts from within South Asia and across the globe.
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