What's Right with Pakistan? Business Opportunities and Improved Relations - CANCELLED

Pakistan Club

November 26, 2012: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The media's portrayal of Pakistan as a dangerous place devalues the possibilities of doing business in this South Asian country. While doing business can be daunting in a country defined by corruption and callous politicians, Pakistan is ripe with opportunity. A former counter-terrorism analyst and current instructor on all-things, Pakistan for the U.S. government, our speaker Farhana Qazi will examine the political, social and economic environments inside Pakistan.

By weaving stories of successful entrepreneurs, Qazi makes it clear that starting an enterprise in a vulnerable nation-state could be a risk worth taking. And it might promote better relations between two precarious partners, Washington and Islamabad.


Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:

Discounted Parking ($6.00):

300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 validated parking after 3PM.

Have your parking ticket validated at the Gleacher Center's security desk in the lobby.


No Charge


Register Online

Cost: Compliments of the Pakistan Club
Dress Code: Business casual

Deadline: 11/26/2012


K. Rizwan Kadir, '97 

Other Information

The Pakistan Club, now in its 9th year, started out as an alumni organization at Chicago Booth. Over the years, we have partnered with other divisions for our programming as well as activities. Now, we have members from all divisions of the University, including current students, alumni, and faculty. We have conducted Admissions sessions, high-profile presentations by senior corporate executives, policy makers, and academics (including one Nobel Laureate economist). We also hosted a highly successful investment conference about Pakistan and another one about the emerging opportunities in the Silk Road countries.

Please visit our Events and News webpages to see what we have been able to accomplish with our limited, volunteer time:

Besides the presentations from our events, we also have Research reports on Pakistan from investment banks and think tanks on our club's website: