Author's Talk | The Warrior State: Pakistan In The Contemporary World

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2 - 3:30pm

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T.V. Paul & book jacket
International relations and South Asia scholar T.V. Paul talks about his new book The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World at The Cooper Union.  Professor Paul explores Pakistan’s geopolitical struggles and the crippling effects of foreign aid that have caused its unique inability to progress, as he puts the concept of a “geostrategic curse.”
T.V. Paul is James McGill Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, and a leading scholar of international security, regional security, and South Asia. His 15 books include: The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World (Oxford, 2014); Globalization and the National Security State (co-authored, Oxford, 2010); The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons (Stanford, 2009); India in the World Order: Searching for Major Power Status (co-authored, Cambridge, 2002); The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry (Cambridge, 2005); and South Asia’s Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament (Stanford, 2010).

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.