Asia Society is arranging a special Emergency Town Hall Meeting on the Crisis in Pakistan to take place at the Society’s New York Headquarters, Thursday 11/8 at 8:30 am eastern. The speakers include Robert Templer of the International Crisis Group, Saeed Shafqat of the Centre for Public policy and Governance, and Daniel Markey of the Council on Foreign Relations all of whom recently returned from Pakistan. By teleconference we will have Asma Jahangir, Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Awaz Amir, columnist with DAWN; and Pakistani lawyer Zahid Jamil. Najam Sethi, chief editor of The Friday Times will hopefully join as well.
For those who can not attend, plan on listening via live webcast on www.asiasociety.org starting at 8:30 AM ET. Internet listeners will be able to ask questions and offer comments via email during the webcast, by emailing email@example.com. To join the webcast simply go to www.asiasociety.org just before 8:30a where you will see a prominent live webcast link. You can also go to http://asiasociety-live.streamguys.us/live.m3u (you will not hear anything until the event actually starts).
Location: Asia Society’s New York Head Quarters
Date and Time: Thursday November 8th 8:30AM EST (or 6:30PM Pakistan Time)