Robert Wirsing, professor and chair of the department of regional studies at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, will give a lecture called “Kashmir and India-Pakistan Relations After 9/11” at Wake Forest University at 7 p.m. Nov. 6. The free public event will be held in the law auditorium of the university&Mac226;s Worrell Professional Center.
The lecture is the second in a series of six talks titled “Living with the Legacy of Sept. 11” and planned by the university’s Department of Political Science. The talks have been built around the theme, “Remembering Sept. 11: Making the Move from Grief and Anger to Understanding and Action.” The first lecture, held Oct. 23, brought almost 200 students and community members to the university for an hour-long talk about the rising role of Islam in the world.
Wirsing is an expert on India-Pakistan relations, and he has been consulted by the U.S. Department of State on South Asian security issues. He has appeared on the PBS television show The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as a guest, speaking on the subject of Kashmir.
In addition, Wirsing has been a visiting professor at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, the department of politics at the University of Karachi and the department of international relations at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. He is the author of “India, Pakistan and the Kashmir Dispute” and “Pakistan’s Security Under Zia 1977-1988.”
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