Join us for this panel discussion with Pervez Hoodbhoy, Gaurav Kampani, Raminder Kaur, and Sadia Tasleem, moderated by M. V. Ramana with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Friday, May 25, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room
6476 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver – UBC Point Grey Campus
Light refreshments offered.

Please RSVP here.

In May 1998, India and Pakistan conducted multiple nuclear weapon tests. Since then leaders in India and Pakistan have supported and funded efforts to develop a range of missiles, airplanes, and submarines to deliver these nuclear weapons, and their militaries have been preparing to fight nuclear wars. The panel will discuss the various dimensions of the risks and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan, and the impact of the acquisition of nuclear weapons on other aspects of social and political life in South Asia.

Speaker profiles:

Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is currently Zohra and Z.Z.Ahmad Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Forman Christian College-University, Lahore. Earlier he taught for 44 years at Quaid-e-Azam University. He has a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has served on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs and on the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. His contributions have been recognized through a number of awards including the Baker Award for Electronics, the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics, UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science, the American Physical Society’s Joseph A. Burton Award and the Jean Meyer Award from Tufts University.

Gaurav Kampani is assistant professor of political science at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma and a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He has a Ph.D. in political science and government from Cornell University. He has worked at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, the Norwegian Institute of Defense Studies in Oslo, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey.

Raminder Kaur is Professor of Anthropology & Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. She has a Ph.D. from SOAS, University of London, and is the author or co-author of a number of books and papers, including “Atomic Mumbai: Living with the radiance of a thousand suns” (Routledge: 2013).

Sadia Tasleem is a lecturer in the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. She has worked at the Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defence University, and the National University of Modern Languages. She is a member of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

Hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.