PMC to Sponsor Seminar on Security Dilemmas of a Nuclear South Asia

Pine Manor College will sponsor a symposium on the security dilemmas caused by the nuclearization of South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan, on Wednesday evening, February 7, 2001 in the Founders' Room located in the Ferry Administration Building beginning at 7PM.

Participating in the seminar will Professor Samina Ahmed, a fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Professor Adil Najan, Professor of International Relations and Environmental Policy at Boston University.

Professor Ahmed is a political scientist specializing in the study of nuclear proliferation, regional security, and ethnic conflict in South Asia. She has also worked at the Institute of Regional Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan and at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs in Karachi. Dr. Ahmed holds her advanced degrees from the Australian National University in Canberra. She is also a noted author and has published a number of monographs on the subject of nuclear proliferation in the region.

Professor Najan specializes in the areas of global environmental policy and negotiation, nongovernmental organizations, and global governance and negotiation theory and teaches at Boston University. He is a visiting fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and serves on the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Institute for Environment-Development Action Research, both in Pakistan. Dr. Najan has also taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at the University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMASS-Boston). He, too, is a noted author, and has won a number of awards for excellence in pedagogy.

The seminar will be moderated by Professor Siddiq Abdullah, Economics Professor at Pine Manor College. Professor Abdullah is also responsible for the organization of the seminar. He holds his advanced degrees from Boston University and has served on the Pine Manor faculty for more than twenty years.