The Flood Disaster in Pakistan: Socio-economic Consequences and Potential Geopolitical Ramifications

Center for International Studies, University of Chicago

Committee on Southern Asian Studies, University of Chicago

South Asia Language & Area Center, University of Chicago

Pakistan Club

October 19, 2010: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As much as one fifth of Pakistan’s total land area was underwater due to the floods in July of this year. Over 20 million have been injured or displaced. As the effects of flooding on the region’s infrastructure and food supply continue to be measured, Imtiaz Gul will address the longer term political and social consequences.


International House
1414 East 59th St.
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:Take Lake Shore Drive to the 57th Street exit (Museum of Science and Industry). Drive four blocks west to Stony Island Avenue, then south to 59th Street, then two blocks west.

Event Details

The Pakistan Club is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Center of International Studies, the South Asia Language & Area Center and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, all the University of Chicago. The leadership and members of the Club have been at the forefront of flood relief efforts in the Chicago area. This event is our first attempt to highlight the epic nature of this disaster and its financial impact.


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Deadline: 10/18/2010

Speaker Profiles

Imtiaz Gul (Speaker)
Executive Director, Centre for Research and Security Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan

Imtiaz Gul is the author of three books on the ongoing security concerns in South Asia: The Unholy Nexus, The Al-Qaeda Connection, and The Most Dangerous Place. NOTE: Copies of Imtiaz Gul's book, The Most Dangerous Place, will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the lecture.


K. Rizwan Kadir