Wednesday, April, 15, 2009

Pakistan’s Troubled Frontier: The Future of FATA and the NWFP

Root Conference Room, Carnegie Endowment 1779 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC

Pakistan’s Troubled Frontier: The Future of FATA and the NWFP

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Featuring Keynote Speaker David Kilcullen

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Root Conference Room, Carnegie Endowment

1779 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC

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Click Here to Read a Background on FATA and the NWFP by Andrew McGregor

 **PROGRAM UPDATED 3/31/2009**

*Admission fee includes free copy of Jamestown’s new book:


Pakistan’s Troubled Frontier (Dr. Hassan Abbas, ed.)

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Glen E. Howard
President, The Jamestown Foundation

Panel One:
The FATA Challenge
9:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Stephen P. Cohen
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Ahmed Rashid
“Pakistan’s Descent into Chaos: The Future of FATA and the NWFP”
Journalist and Best-Selling Author of Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia

Shuja Nawaz
“The Pakistan Army and its Role in FATA”
Director, South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council
and Author of Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within


Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Panel Two:
Islamic Militancy and Sectarianism in the Northwest Frontier

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Joshua T. White
Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins SAIS
and Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement

Imtiaz Ali
“Who’s Who in the Islamic Militancy: Key Players and Recent Developments”
Jennings Randolph Fellow, United States Institute of Peace

Mariam Abou Zahab
“Sectarianism in FATA (Kurram/Orakzai) & the NWFP”
Researcher and Pakistan Specialist, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI)

Arif Jamal
“The Past, Present and Future of TNSM”
Visiting Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University


*Keynote Luncheon Speaker*
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dr. David Kilcullen
“The Accidental Guerrilla Syndrome in FATA”
Former Special Advisor for Counterinsurgency to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and Author of The Accidental Guerilla


Panel Three:
Stabilizing FATA

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Peter Bergen
Senior Fellow, New America Foundation,
and Author of Holy War Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Bin Laden

Haroon Rashid
“Pakistan’s Domestic Crisis and its Impact on the Tribal Areas”
BBC Correspondent Pakistan

Mukhtar Khan
“Taliban Propaganda and the Use of FM Radios”
Analyst, The Jamestown Foundation

Stephen P. Cohen
“Does Pakistan Have a Counter-Insurgency Strategy?”
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Dr. Marin Strmecki
“U.S. Options in Stabilizing the Afghan-Pakistan Border”
Senior Vice President and Director of Programs, Smith Richardson Foundation


Coffee Break
2:45 to 3:00 p.m.

Panel Four:
The Future of FATA: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bruce Hoffman
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Dr. Andrew McGregor
“NATO’s Khyber Lifeline & its Alternatives”
Director, Aberfoyle International Security,
and Editor of Terrorism Monitor

Jules Stewart
“Lessons from the Past: The British Legacy of the North-West Frontier”
Anglo-American Historian
and Author of The Savage Border: The Story of the North West Frontier

Dr. Hassan Abbas
“FATA in 2025: Three Possible Scenarios for the Future”
Fellow, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government


4:30 p.m.