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Asia Foundation Hosts Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer to Speak on U.S.-Pakistan Relations

September 21, 2011

On Monday, September 26, The Asia Foundation will host preeminent South Asia expert, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, and former deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs, Teresita C. Schaffer, for a conversation on the topic of her new book, How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States: Riding the Roller Coaster, at the Foundation’s headquarters in San Francisco. Ambassador Schaffer will reflect on the themes and styles that have characterized Pakistani negotiations with American civilian and military officials in recent times, both during the high points of close cooperation and the low points of deep bilateral estrangement. She will also explore the backlash and increased stress and volatility in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship since the capture of Osama bin Laden.

Ambassador Schaffer, an Asia Foundation trustee, writes frequently about Pakistan-U.S. relations on her website, South Asia Hand. She was recently interviewed on

Read more or RSVP to the event, held in cooperation with the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Related locations: Pakistan, Washington DC
Related programs: Regional and International Relations


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