The Future of South Asia - New America Foundation - Conference

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    http://www.newamerica.net/events/2010/the_future_of_south_asia
    A Regional Approach to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm


    Today's day-long, invitation-only, on-the-record conference on the future of South Asia with some of the world’s leading experts on Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The conference immediately follows President Obama’s visit to India and precedes the formal review of the president’s Afghan strategy and will provide, we hope, helpful context on these, and other issues about the future of South Asia.

    In addition, two New America Foundation papers are being released at today's event:

    * The Battle for Afghanistan: Militancy and Conflict in Kandahar, by Anand Gopal
    *
    Managing the Danger from Pakistan's Nuclear Stockpile, by Jeffrey Lewis


    Agenda
    9:00am to 9:15am - Welcome/Introductions

    Steve Coll
    President, New America Foundation
    Author, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

    9:15am to 10:45am - Panel I: The Insurgencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    On the Haqqani Network
    David Rohde
    Correspondent, New York Times
    Author, A Rope and a Prayer (forthcoming)

    On the Quetta shura and the insurgency in southern Afghanistan
    Anand Gopal
    Freelance journalist
    Author, "The Battle for Afghanistan: Militancy and Conflict in Kandahar"
    Author of a forthcoming book on America's war in Afghanistan

    On the insurgency in eastern Afghanistan
    Michael Waltz
    Major, United States Army Reserve
    Special Adviser for South Asia and Counterterrorism to the Vice President

    On al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    Philip Mudd
    Senior Research Fellow, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation
    Former Deputy Director, FBI National Security Branch

    Moderator
    Susan Glasser
    Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy Magazine




    10:45am to 12:15pm - Panel II: Pakistan’s Strategic Outlook



    On the Taliban
    Inspector General Malik Naveed Khan
    Former Inspector General (Pakistani Police), one of the leaders of the anti-Taliban fight in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province

    On the state of the Pakistan-American alliance
    Bruce Riedel
    Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
    Author, Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of the Global Jihad (forthcoming)

    On Pakistan's military
    Shuja Nawaz
    Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council of the United States
    Author, Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within

    On Pakistan's nuclear weapons program
    Jeffrey Lewis
    Director, East Asia Nonproliferation Program, the Monterey Institute of International Studies
    Author of the New America Foundation paper, "Managing the Danger from Pakistan's Nuclear Stockpile"

    Moderator
    Peter Bergen
    Co-Director, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation
    Author, The Longest War: America and al-Qaeda Since 9/11 (forthcoming)


    12:15pm to 12:45pm - Lunch Break


    12:45pm to 1:15pm - Keynote Address
    Ambassador Arun K. Singh
    Deputy Chief of Mission
    Embassy of India, Washington






    1:15pm to 2:15pm - Panel III: South Asia: The The Great Game Revisited



    On India and its vision for the region
    Steve Coll
    President, New America Foundation
    Author, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

    On China's role in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    Masood Aziz
    Former Afghan diplomat in Washington, D.C.
    Author, The New Silk Road: Transport and Trade in Greater Central Asia

    On the regional players
    Gerard Russell
    Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard University
    Former British Government Director of Outreach to the Muslim World

    Moderator
    Peter Bergen
    Co-Director, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation
    Author, The Longest War: America and al-Qaeda Since 9/11 (forthcoming)
    2:15pm to 3:30pm - Panel IV: Regional Perspectives on the United States




    2:15pm to 3:30pm - Panel IV: Regional Perspectives on the United States



    On the drone war
    Peter Bergen
    Co-Director, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation
    Author, The Longest War: America and al-Qaeda Since 9/11 (forthcoming)

    On public opinion in Pakistan and Afghanistan
    Ken Ballen
    President
    Terror Free Tomorrow

    On civilian casualties in Afghanistan
    Erica Gaston
    Human Rights lawyer, Open Society Foundations

    On Pakistan's view of the United States
    Wajahat Ali
    South Asia Research Fellow
    New America Foundation

    On extremist media
    Daniel Kimmage
    Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Policy Institute
    Former Senior Correspondent/Geopolitics Analyst, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    Moderator
    Patrick Doherty
    New America Foundation





    3:30pm to 5:15pm - Panel V: Reconciliation with the Taliban and Afghan Politics and Economics




    On negotiations with the Taliban
    Michael Semple
    Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard University
    Former Deputy to the European Union Special Representative for Afghanistan

    On negotiations with the Taliban
    Richard Barrett
    Coordinator
    Al Qaeda/Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations

    On the future of the Afghan economy
    Bijan Kian
    Board Member
    Export-Import Bank of the United States

    On the future of the Afghan state
    Clare Lockhart
    CEO, The Institute for State Effectiveness
    Co-Author, Fixing Failed States

    On Afghanistan's Security
    M. Ashraf Haidari
    Deputy Chief of Mission and Political Counselor
    Embassy of Afghanistan, Washington D.C.

    Moderator
    Patrick Doherty
    New America Foundation
     
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