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The Flood Disaster in Pakistan: Socio-economic Consequences and Potential Geopolitical Ramifications

As much as one fifth of Pakistan’s total land area was underwater due to the floods in July of this year. Over twenty million have been injured or displaced. As the effects of flooding on the region’s infrastructure and food supply continue to be measured, Imtiaz Gul addresses the longer term political and social consequences.

Imtiaz Gul is Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad. He is the author of three books on the ongoing security concerns in South Asia: The Unholy Nexus, The Al-Qaeda Connection, and The Most Dangerous Place.

Part of The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series. Cosponsored by the South Asia Language & Area Center and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies and the Chicago Booth Pakistan Club with support from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.

(c) Unversity of Chicago. The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, and is funded in part by the McCormick Foundation. Its aim is to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.


Recorded on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the University of Chicago's International House.

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