Pakistan ambassador visits Lund

SASNET Open House Seminar on:

”The conflict in Afghanistan, and the Pakistan–India relations”

Seminar with the Pakistani ambassador to Sweden on 4 February

The Pakistani ambassador to Sweden, Mr Shahid A Kamal, visits Lund University on Monday 4 February 2002. SASNET arranges an Open House seminar between 14–16 at the Dept of Sociology.
All interested are welcome to take part in the seminar, which will be focused on ”Possible themes for Pakistan–Sweden co-operation in the fields of research and education”.
SASNET director Staffan Lindberg gives an introduction about higher education and research in Sweden that might be of relevance to future research co-operation.

Time: Monday 4 February, 14.00–16.00

Venue: Conference room 1, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, House G.

Public lecture with the Pakistani ambassador on 4 February

• Mr Shahid A Kamal will later on in the evening hold a public lecture on ”The conflict in Afghanistan, and the Pakistan-India relations”. The lecture starts at 19.30 at Eden´s hörsal, Dept of Political Science and lasts for about one hour. This arrangement is organised by SASNET in collaboration with the Lund Association of Foreign Affairs.

Time: Monday 4 February, 19.30

Venue: Eden´s hörsal, Dept of Political Science, Paradisgatan 5

Experienced diplomat

The ambassador, who received his higher education in London, Paris and Lahore, has a rich and varied experience from the world of diplomacy and international relations. He has for more than 20 years worked in the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Prime Ministers Office, the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), and at Pakistani diplomatic Missions in Paris, New York and Washington before he came to Sweden last year.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he served as Director for India from 1991 to 1994, and as Desk Officer for India from 1978 to 1979 he worked on India-Pakistan relations. During his work for the OIC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1995 to 1998, he headed the Political Department, and served as Coordinator of the OIC Assistance Mobilisation Group for Bosnia and Hercegovina established after the Dayton Peace Accord. He was also involved in OIC´s peace and reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan, Somalia and Tajikistan.