The Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations: A Conversation with General Pervez Musharraf, Former President of Pakistan

Leaders Forum

April 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EDT

The Future of US-Pakistan Relations: A Conversation with Gen. Pervez Musharraf

Please join us on Monday, April 24 for The Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations: A Conversation with General Pervez Musharraf, Former President of Pakistan. The talk will be moderated by Bob Woodward YC’65, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and associate editor at the Washington Post. This  event is sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. The Leaders Forum brings the heads of organizations from across all sectors to Edward P. Evans Hall for discussions about the challenges and opportunities of leadership.

This event is open to the Yale Community.
 

The event will start promptly at 4:15 p.m. For security reasons, the doors will shut promptly at 4:15 p.m. and late arrivals will not be allowed. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.. Please make sure to arrive in plenty of time to be seated by 4:00 p.m. and do not forget to bring your Registration confirmation email and your Yale ID.

For security reasons large items, including umbrellas, will not be allowed in the Auditorium. Umbrellas may be left outside. Please leave your backpacks at home, as bags may be subject to search. Laptops may not be open during the talk. Attendees are asked to please remain in their seats until the event concludes at 5:15 p.m.

Edward P. Evans Hall
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Speakers

General Pervez Musharraf

Former President of Pakistan

General Pervez Musharraf occupied what TIME magazine described as "the most dangerous job in the world". As President of Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, he played a crucial role in fighting the global war on terrorism; the role that he played with...

General Pervez Musharraf occupied what TIME magazine described as "the most dangerous job in the world". As President of Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, he played a crucial role in fighting the global war on terrorism; the role that he played with incredible courage, surviving more than a few assassination attempts and he still remains a target by those who want to see the world divided as "WEST ANDTHE REST ". General Musharraf fought two wars against India in 1965 and 1971 and was involved in all other skirmishes with India. He strongly believes in peace with dignity and honor in the region and rapprochement with India. He is quoted as saying that "he is a man of war, but a man for peace, as he experienced the ravages of war." In the course of his nine years at the helm, General Musharraf empowered the people of Pakistan at the grass roots level by introducing a local government system. In his country, he empowered women and unlocked the freedom of expression. Perhaps his biggest achievement was the turnaround of an almost bankrupt state in 1999; he and his government helped Pakistan come off the list of Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC). On the world stage, the President strongly believes in "Enlightened Moderation", his vision for the Muslim world is to shun militancy and extremism and adopt the path of socioeconomic uplift; while the West,and the United States in particular, should seek to resolve all political disputes, especially Palestine and Kashmir, with justice and to aid in the socioeconomic betterment of the deprived Muslim world. General Musharraf's vision for Pakistan is for it to be transformed into a progressive, moderate, and prosperous Islamic State.

Bob Woodward

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and associate editor at the Washington Post

Bob Woodward is an associate editor of the Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second in 2002 as the lead reporter...

Bob Woodward is an associate editor of the Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second in 2002 as the lead reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored 18 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers. Twelve of those have been #1 national bestsellers. His most recent book, "The Last of the President’s Men", was published by Simon & Schuster in October 2015. Bob Schieffer of CBS News has said, “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.” In 2014, Robert Gates, former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, said that he wished he’d recruited Woodward into the CIA, saying of Woodward, “He has an extraordinary ability to get otherwise responsible adults to spill [their] guts to him...his ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn’t be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique.” Gene Roberts, the former managing editor of the New York Times, has called the Woodward-Bernstein Watergate coverage, “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.” In listing the all-time 100 best non-fiction books, Time Magazine has called All the President’s Men, by Bernstein and Woodward, “Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”

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