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Sunday, August 25, 2019
3:00 PM


Seminary Co-op Bookstore


Free and open to the public


Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


Tariq Khosa discusses "The Faltering State: Pakistan's Internal Security Landscape." He will be joined in conversation by Professor Javaeria Qureshi. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

About the book: This book reviews the recent internal security challenges facing Pakistan. It is a timely and valuable addition to the literature on the subject of governance and the rule of law. It is based upon the author's approximately four decades (1973-2011) of creditable public service and provides special insights into how Pakistan, as a state, has been mismanaged at all levels. Bringing a practitioner's expertise, it will no doubt serve to inform the interested readership and stimulate debate on an issue that is of central importance to the survival of Pakistan as an effective state. This book won the award for the best non-fictional book at the Annual United Bank Literary Awards this year.

About the author: Tariq Khosa graduated from the National Defence University, Islamabad. He completed his Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies in 2005 and was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow under the Fulbright Exchange Program at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle in 1987-88.

The author began his career in public service in 1973 and has since remained involved in law enforcement. He had the distinction of serving as the Police Chief of Balochistan in 2007 and brought the entire province under police jurisdiction. His assignment as Federal Secretary of Narcotics Control Division (2010-11) placed him at the pinnacle of government service in Pakistan. Moreover, he was co-chair of the Governance Committee of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Programme (2010-14). He also served as Director General Federal Investigation Agency in 2009.

About the interlocutor: Javaeria Qureshi is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include education, labor, and development. Her research spans both developed and developing countries, and has received funding from the Spencer Foundation, the International Food Policy and Research Institute, and the UK Government's Department for International Development. Javaeria received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.