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The U.S.-Pakistan partnership is critical to addressing global terrorist threats. But this partnership is threatened by anti-American sentiment, which is at an all-time high in Pakistan. Even as the U.S. steps up its economic and military aid programs, making Pakistan one of the largest U.S. aid recipients, average Pakistanis continue to blame their country's woes onAmerica. Pakistanivisas for key U.S. military personnel have reportedly been delayed andPakistani newspapers haverun stories with outrageous claims about the U.S. military presence in the country. Who and what is fueling the visceral anti-Americanism? How can it be defused? How should the new Kerry-Lugar economic aid package be delivered in a way thathelps reduce – not fuel – Pakistani anger at the U.S.? What could be the longer-termimpact of festering anti-Americanismto the U.S.-Pakistan partnershipas well as Pakistan's ownsocio-economic development? Join us as our distinguished panel of experts discusses these issues.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Wendy Chamberlin
President, Middle East Institute
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa
Senior Visiting Professor with the South Asia Studies Program,Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies
Zahid F. Ebrahim
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy
Senior Research Fellow