2019 Geopolitical

An Evening with the Ambassadors: A Geopolitical Conversation with Ambassadors Hussain Haqqani and Christopher Hill

Event Date Mon Sep 16, 2019
Event Time 6 PM
The Bard ResidenceBeaver Creek

Once a cozy ally in the War on Terror, relations between the U.S. and Pakistan are now downright frosty. For its part, the U.S. has pivoted from Pakistan to India. Has this driven Pakistan into the welcoming arms of Iran and China? What will be the implications of this shift for the international effort against terror, as well as the balance of power in the region?
Two ambassadors take on the thorny issues associated with this strategic region. Pakistan’s economy teeters on the brink of disaster. How concerning are handouts from Saudi Arabia and China? Pakistan is one of more than 100 countries set to participate in China’s Belt and Road initiative. Does this signal Pakistan’s pivot from the U.S. to China? If so, what are the implications for U.S. interests in the region? Other critical topics sure to be addressed include disputed Kashmir, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan, the military’s meddling in politics and whether or not resistance groups such as the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) can truly affect change. Join us for an incredible evening of conversation with these two insightful experts.

This program is generously underwritten by Pam & Richard Bard

Seating for this special program is limited and tickets are expected to sell out.


Ambassador Husain Haqqani

Ambassador Husain Haqqani

Director for South and Central Asia

Hudson Institute

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill

Chief Global Advisor

University of Denver