3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SDPI Seminar Hall, 38 Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad
- MNA Arif Alvi, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf
- Senator Farhat Ullah Babar, Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians
- Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Pakistan Muslim League
- H.E. Volodymyr Lakomov, Ukrainian Ambassador to Pakistan
- Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI
- Mr. Shakeel Ramay, Senior Research Associate, SDPI (Moderator)
The end of the cold war not only led to disintegration of the Soviet Union but also brought about a significant shift in global politics, with the United States emerging as the world’s sole super-power. Another major shift occurred in 2010, with the spread of a wave of uprisings against the ruling classes in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). It has been widely argued that rampant corruption, rising income inequality, lack of employment opportunities for a growing youth population, and persistence in the status quo were major factors in driving the Arab Spring.
Even more recently, protestors upended the government in Ukraine, forcing the serving president to flee to neighboring Russia. The Russian government staged an intervention by sending in troops into Crimea and refused to accept the new government in place. While diplomatic tools are being used to convince Russia to withdraw the Crimean intervention, there remains disagreement amongst some of the countries involved in the effort.
In this context, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, in partnership with the Pakistan-China Institute, has organized a special seminar on the said subject to look more closely into major shifts occurring in global politics, and what these shifts entail for developing countries, including Pakistan. The seminar will be held on Monday, 7th April 2014 at SDPI office premises, 38 Main Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad, 3-5 PM. You are cordially invited to join the discussion.
The event can also be watched live at: www.sdpi.tv