“The Flood Disaster in Pakistan: Socio-economic Consequences and Potential Geopolitical Ramifications”
May 11, 2010
A talk by Imtiaz Gul, Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad.
As much as one fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater due to the floods in July of this year. Over twenty million have been injured or displaced. As the effects of flooding on the region's infrastructure and food supply continue to be measured, Imtiaz Gul addresses the longer term political and social consequences.
Imtiaz Gul is Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad. He is the author of three books on the ongoing security concerns in South Asia: The Unholy Nexus, The Al-Qaeda Connection, and The Most Dangerous Place.
Cosponsored by the University of Chicago Center for International Studies, the South Asia Language & Area Center and Committee on Southern Asian Studies and the Chicago Booth Pakistan Club with support from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.