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Institutional Reform in Pakistan: Approach and Challenges

Nov 8, 2013 12:15PM to 01:15PM
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium


Open to the Public
Professor Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary, federal minister for planning, development and reforms; member, National Assembly in Pakistan

Woodrow Wilson School and Innovationas for Successful Societies

Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary,  federal minister for planning, development and reforms, and a member of the National Assembly in Pakistan, will present a public lecture titled, "Institutional Reform in Pakistan: Approach and Challenges,” at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the School’s Innovations for Successful Societies.

Chaudhary is the former federal minister for education (Pakistan). He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in Pakistan, before moving to the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania for an MBA degree (1984–1986). He has also attended executive programs at universities including the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, the University of Oxford, and Harvard University.

He had initiated and authored the economic reform Vision 2010 plan for Pakistan in 1998, and was responsible for country’s long term economic planning and management as deputy chairman, planning commission/minister of state. On his initiative, Pakistan's first national IT policy was formulated. His leadership was instrumental in starting several knowledge, good governance, and reform programs in the country through extensive stake-holder's dialogue and partnership. He was also a professor of management at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad (2000–07). He heads a development think tank, Better Pakistan Foundation, as chairman.