Twenty Years in Pakistan: A Conversation with Ethan Casey

Pakistan Club

November 23, 2013: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Pakistan Club is proud to present Ethan Casey, author of Alive and Well in Pakistan, which the Harvard International Review called "compulsory reading for anyone visiting Pakistan."


Charles M. Harper Center
Room C01
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

When Ethan Casey's acclaimed book of narrative travel, Alive and Well in Pakistan, was published in 2004, it was praised as "magnificent" by Ahmed Rashid, "intelligent and compelling" by Mohsin Hamid, and "compulsory reading for anyone visiting Pakistan" by the Harvard International Review. But The Daily Telegraph's reviewer offered the most telling assessment: "The author's real journey is a search for common humanity."

Now Ethan Casey is preparing to republish Alive and Well in Pakistan, with a full chapter of updated material, in a special 10th-anniversary edition in late spring 2014. He plans to use the new edition to reach out even more assertively to mainstream America with the book's message of human experience and common humanity. At the Pakistan Club of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on November 23, 2013, he will reflect on the seismic changes in Pakistan itself, and in its relationship with the United States, over the nearly two decades he has known the country. He will make particular reference to major events since his book's publication ten years ago, including the capture of Osama bin Laden, massive flooding during the monsoon seasons of 2010 and 2011, the Raymond Davis incident, and the controversial role of drone aircraft.


No Charge


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Campus Parking:

Street parking may be available on campus.

There is a University of Chicago parking structure located at 55th Street and Ellis Avenue that provides visitor parking for $4 per hour, for the first four hours, or $20 for the entire day. Visitors receive a time-coded ticket when they enter the garage and pay at a walk-up machine upon their return.

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Dress Code: Business casual

Deadline: 11/16/2013


10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Check-in and Informal Networking

10:30 AM-11:15 AM: Presentation by Ethan Casey

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Social (almost an) Hour

Speaker Profiles

Ethan Casey (Speaker), Ethan Casey Media, LLC

Ethan Casey will be speaking at the Pakistan Club for the third time in the last 6 years. The Club is proud to have introduced him to the University and the wider Chicagoland communities in 2007, when he was one of the speakers at the Investment Opportunities in Pakistan Conference in November 2007.


Follow Two American Road Trips with Ethan Casey
and Bill Steigerwald, author of Dogging Steinbeck:


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: