An in-house round table was held to discuss Pak-Afghanistan Relations and the Reconciliation Process in November. President Barrack Obama’s Adviser Dr. Peter Lavoy and acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ms. Laurel Miller were the speakers. Both Dr. Peter Lavoy and Ms. Laurel Miller have deep expertise in the politics, society and security of Asia — especially India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was a fruitful discussion in the session. It must be noted that CISS was the only Think Tank in Islamabad where these two senior US of3icial held these sessions.
CISS-KAS Seminar as joint venture titledFuture Security Outlook of South Asia: Trends and Challenges was held in March 18, 2015. The seminar was organized by the Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS) in collaboration with German Foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung . The topics covered both the aspects of traditional and non-traditional security as well as issues pertinent to nuclear safety and security. Former Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Ehsan ul haq was the key note speaker at the seminar. The Seminar was also addressed by renowned American expert on nuclear safety and security issues Professor Dr. Sigfried S. Hecker from Stanford University.
The Seminar was well attended by members from academia, think tanks, university students, journalists and opinion makers. Each session was followed by an interactive discussion where participants raised several remarks and questions pertaining to the presentations made by the speakers.