Elections in Pakistan: Implications for the Country and the World


Thu, 13/06/2013 - 17:00
Morris Room, Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford, OX1 3JB.

Open and free for all, the session will discuss the recently concluded elections in Pakistan that mark the first ever democratic transition in the country and saw the return to power of the Nawaz Sharif led PML (N) after 14 years of being over thrown in a military coup.

Dr. Adeel Malik
Dr Malik is lecturer in Development Economics at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford and Globe Fellow in the Economies of Muslim Societies at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. His research interests include political economy, development economics and the role of geography, trade and institutions in driving long term development outcomes.

Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad
Dr. Ahmad is Quaid-i-Azam Fellow at St. Antony’s College and Research Associate at Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford. He has published widely on Pakistan's security and foreign policy issues, especially terrorism and counter-terrorism, Afghan policy, and relations with the United States and India

Dr. Matthew McCartney
Dr. McCartney is the Director of South Asian Studies and teaches political economy and human development at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford. He is author of the book ‘Pakistan – The Political Economy of Growth, Stagnation and the State – 1951 – 2008’ (2011).

Dr. Maya Tudor
Dr. Tudor is Lecturer in government and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She is author of the book ‘The Promise of Power: The Origins of Democracy in India and Autocracy in Pakistan’ (2013).

Ms. Maria Rioumine, President of the Oxford Union for Hilary Term and a final year Politics, Philosophy and Economics student at Oxford, visited Pakistan just before elections and traveled all across the Punjab and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. She will share her observations and experiences during her stay in the country and the atmosphere just before the elections.

The event will also include a Q&A session in which audience will get the chance to comment, interact and ask panelists questions relevant to the topic.

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