12:00 - 1:00 pm
**Rescheduled from March 17**
The Middle East Institute's Louis R. Hughes Lecture Series is proud to present former Pakistan ambassador to Sri Lanka and the United States Amb. Husain Haqqani for a discussion of his book, Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding (PublicAffairs, 2013). In his latest book, Ambassador Haqqani maps the history of mutual incomprehension between the U.S. and Pakistan over the course of their sixty-year alliance, ultimately finding that both countries have been deluded by each other. Detailing the repeated misjudgments and confusions that have led to tense but enduring relations, Haqqani's analysis of the past encourages audiences to challenge their perceptions of U.S.-Pakistani relations. After the discussion, Haqqani will sign copies of his book.
Ambassador Husain Haqqani is a Pakistani political author and former Pakistan ambassador to Sri Lanka (1992-1993) and the United States (2008-2011). He is currently a senior fellow and director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., where he is co-editor of the journal Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. Haqqani is also the director of the Center of International Relations and a professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University.
Marvin G. Weinbaum is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and served as analyst for Pakistan and Afghanistan in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research from 1999 to 2003. He is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC.