Announcement received from PAL-C
“SUSTAINING ECONOMIC REFORM IN PAKISTAN”
Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 12:00-2:00pm
Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Co-Sponsored by the Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) and the SAIS South Asia Studies Program
This event will explore business and investment opportunities in Pakistan, the prospects for increased investment in Pakistan and its consequent impact on political and social development, and the possibility of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and United States. These questions will be considered within the context where the U.S. remains by far Pakistan’s leading export market – accounting for about one-fifth of total exports – while a stable, economically thriving Pakistan is vital to U.S. strategic interests. It is the second in a series of events at SAIS on “Fresh Perspectives in Pakistan.”
12:00-12:30pm Lunch and Registration
12:30-2:00pm Panel Discussion
Panel: Adnan Hassan (The World Bank), Gary Clyde Hufbauer (Institute for International Economics), Esperanza Gomez Jelalian (S-Pakistan Business Council), (moderator) K. Alan Kronstadt (Congressional Research Service)
Adnan Hassan is Senior Advisor in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the World Bank and he recently was the moderator at the recent Euromoney Pakistan Investment Conference in Islamabad, which was attended by foreign investors, by Pakistan’s Prime Minister, and by leading businesspersons.
Gary C. Hufbauer is currently the Reginald Jones Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Economics, Washington D.C., and is the co-author of a recent study on “Sustaining Reform with a USPakistan Free Trade Agreement.”
Esperanza Gomez Jelalian serves as Executive Director of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC), the leading private sector association of U.S. companies with business and investment in Pakistan.
K. Alan Kronstadt has been a Specialist in Asian Affairs for the Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C., since 2002, where he researches and writes on U.S. relations with India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka for Members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs.
RSVP to Jenika Kaul at southasia[at]jhu.edu, with “Econ Reform” in the subject, and with your contact details and affiliation.