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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Imran Khan, the Charismatic Prime Minister of Pakistan: Promises and Realities

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


This event of the Asia Pacific Study Group of the CIC National Capital Branch will look into how the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and new Prime Minister of Pakistan, has delivered on his campaign promises since taking power. There is no doubt that Imran Khan gave himself a tall order, with promises that range from fighting against corruption, to stopping involvement in “other’s wars”, and tackling Pakistan’s debt problem. While supporters place much hope on Imran Khan, who comes as a cricket-playing outsider, the opposition is already attacking him over his so-called, and supposedly numerous, “about-turns”. Two speakers, Fayyaz Baqir and APSG member Nipa Banerjee, will be offering different perspectives on the new government’s first 100 (or so) days.

Speakers’ Biographies

Fayyaz Baqir is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies. He was previously O’Brien Fellow in Residence at McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. He is a development practitioner who served in the United Nations as Senior Adviser for Civil Society, and advised the Government of Pakistan on issues relating to the environment, social safety networks, and inclusive governance. He researches and teaches on themes related to inclusiveness, aimed at closing divides based on class, gender, faith, ethnicity and economic opportunities.

Nipa Banerjee is Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies, and Principal Researcher at uOttawa’s Center for Policy Studies. She She worked with Canadian Universities Services Overseas (CUSO), International Development Research Center (IDRC) and 33 years in CIDA, which she represented in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India/Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Afghanistan. She joined the University of Ottawa in July of 2007, where she focuses her research on international aid and development in South Asian countries.


RSVP: Vincent Lacroix-Cuerrier – v.lacroix.cuerrier@gmail.com
Co-chair CIC NCB Asia-Pacific Study Group

Two parking lots are available just northwest across George street: Market Garage and Indigo Parking.


November 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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60 George Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 1J4 Canada
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CIC National Capital Branch’s Asia-Pacific Study Group (APSG)