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Prospects for Pakistan: Looking beyond 2014


Saturday, April 05, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UCLA Broad Art Center
Room 2160E

About the Lecture

Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter will outline some of Pakistan’s current challenges and place them in the context of recent U.S.-Pakistani relations. His talk will include a discussion of new approaches to Pakistan based on regional initiatives, which might enable it to confront and overcome long-standing difficulties. Ambassador Munter will also table suggestions for how the United States could play a different, and perhaps more effective, role in the region.


About the Speaker

Ambassador Cameron Munter was born in California in 1954. A graduate of Cornell University, he earned a doctoral degree in modern European history from Johns Hopkins University. He has studied at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland; the University of Freiburg, Germany; and, as the recipient of a German Academic Exchange Service stipend, at the University of Marburg in Germany.


Ambassador Munter served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for nearly three decades before his retirement in 2012. He served as Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010 to 2012, guiding U.S.-Pakistani relations through a period of severe crisis, including the operation against Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad. He previously served as Ambassador to Serbia (2007–2009).


Ambassador Munter’s Foreign Service career included two terms in Iraq, where he led the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul in 2006 and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Baghdad in 2010. Other overseas postings included Poland and the Czech Republic. In Washington, DC, Munter served as director for Central Europe at the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and Bush, and chief of staff of the NATO Enlargement Ratification Office at the U.S. Department of State.


Among his many honors, Ambassador Munter has been awarded the U.S. State Department’s Distinguished Service Award, the Gold Medal of the Polish Army, and the Masaryk Medal of the Czech Republic.


Ambassador Munter is currently professor in the practice in international relations at Pomona College in Claremont, California; a non-resident fellow of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; and a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.  


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Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations

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