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"America & Pakistan: Prospects for the Relationship" Cameron Munter, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan

Start/End Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name Jerome Greene Hall Room 105

HRI invites you to a lunch time discussion with Cameron Munter, former US ambassador to Pakistan and current CLS visiting professor. A recently retired career foreign service officer, Munter was the ambassador to Pakistan from 2010 to 2012, a posting that spanned some of the most challenging and difficult issues in U.S. diplomatic relations. His tenure included the bin Laden raid, the Raymond Davis affair, increased U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan, a U.S-led NATO strike that killed roughly two-dozen Pakistani soldiers, and engagement with Pakistan over human rights issues. Munter will discuss the foundations of U.S.-Pakistan relations, the current difficulties faced, as well as speculating on the future of this relationship. While in the Foreign Service, Munter served in a variety of roles, including in Iraq as deputy chief of mission in 2010. In that position, he oversaw civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of U.S. troops. In 2006, he led the first-ever provincial reconstruction team in the city of Mosul.