Post-Election Pakistan: More or Less, the World's Most Dangerous Place

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

The Pakistani state is weak -- unable to fully control all of its own territory -- yet it has a sizable nuclear arsenal. It has been a significant ally of the United States in many respects, yet equally significant segments of the Pakistani population are increasingly Islamist and anti-American.

How do the May elections affect the future of Pakistan and U.S./Pakistan relations? How will U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan impact the region? Could the generations-long conflict between India and Pakistan reignite past tensions?

Join the Council and speakers Dr. Raza Bokhari, who recently returned from a trip to Pakistan, is the past president of the Pakistani American Public Affairs Committee, a vice chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and Managing Partner of RBx Capital, LP, and Dr. James G. McGann, Ph.D., Assistant Director of the International Relations Program of the University of Pennsylvania for this timely discussion.

The Council would like to thank The Sabina and Raza Bokhari Foundation for their sponsorship of this event.


  • 5:30 p.m. -- Registration and complimentary wine reception
  • 6:00 p.m. -- Program
  • 7:15 p.m. -- Adjournment


All​ event options include a complimentary wine reception (must be 21+ to be served alcohol).

  • Members -- $18 or Lecture Pass
  • General Public -- $28
  • Full-time Students (with valid ID) -- $10
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