Join CARI at 7:00 pm next Thursday evening October 20th on Zoom to learn about the “before, present, and after” of the disastrous flooding in Pakistan.
All are welcome to attend.
Muhammad Omar Afzaal of Brown Universitywill be our guest speaker.
The current flooding in Pakistan is unprecedented, with 1/3 of the world’s fifth most populous nation literally underwater. 1700 people have died, 1/3 of them children. Omar’s presentation will examine how the flooding tragedy pairs up with previous and expected climate crises both in Pakistan and across South Asia.
About our speaker: Muhammad Omar Afzaal is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Brown University and is also a Fellow at the Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia. Omar studies interstate conflict and escalation politics, focusing on international security, civil-military relations, and interstate signaling in Pakistan and India. Earlier, at Grinnell College, Omar completed a capstone project on India-Pakistan hydropolitics that examined domestic and regional water security threats, besides underscoring the associated provincial politics, urbanization, and infrastructure behind water management in Pakistan.