President of Roosevelt University, will talk about the economics
of higher education. Tuesday, Dec 9.
Lee Allison, President of
the Lee Allison Company, will talk about the history of men's
Don Hermann, Professor of
Law and Philosophy at DePaul University, will talk about the
ethics of torture, in January.
Sam Sisodia, Director of
the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of
Chicago, will talk about the brain, in February.
Bill Daley, Wine and
Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about wine and
Sven Nilsen, Kirkland and
Ellis, will talk about strategies in poker.
the Cigar Society
ONE OF THE OLDEST
AND greatest traditions of the University Club
is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic,
historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical
issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately
provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of
substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits. The
University Club Cigar Society embraces this tradition
and extends it with its fortnightly Informal Smokers,
University Series lectures, and quarterly Cigar Society
Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and
cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of
symposium. To be included in the Cigar Society's
mailing list, write to the Secretary,
Visit the Cigar
Society archive at
The War on
Score Card: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the region
November 18, 5:30-8:30pm
Dr. Asad Hayauddin, Consul for Trade and Commerce, Consulate of
Pakistan, and former Director of Administration and Homeland Security for
the Islamabad Capital Territory, will lead a discussion
of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the war on terror.
Events in the University Series
include cocktails at 5:30pm, a lecture or reading starting at 6:00 sharp
for about thirty minutes, followed by discussion. We meet in the second-floor lounge of the Iwan Ries Building,
at 19 South Wabash, around the
corner from the University Club. Smoking is permitted and encouraged at all times.
Jacket and tie recommended; reservations required. RSVP to the Secretary,
Curtis Tuckey. $40 inclusive.
The Search for Osama: Did the government let bin Laden's trail go
cold? (New Yorker, August 2003)
Pakistan, Afghanistan Greet Obama Victory with Cautious Optimism
(Washington Wire, November 5, 2008)
Plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan (Face the Nation, July 2008)
Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation
Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, Ahmed
Rashid (Viking, June 2008)
How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the
Hijacking of Afghanistan, Roy Gutman (January 2008).
Hayauddin is the Consul for Trade and Commerce, Consulate of
Pakistan, and is based in Chicago. Prior to his return to Chicago
in 2006, Mr. Hayauddin served as Deputy Secretary, WTO Wing, Ministry of
Commerce (Islamabad) from 2004 to 2006. He has served the
Government of Pakistan for the past 21 years and has held many important
positions, most recently as Director of Administration and Homeland
Security for the Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (2003-2004),
and Press Attaché, Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, DC (2000-2003).
Prior to that he served as the Chief of Staff to the National Security
Advisor of the Prime Minister of Pakistan (1998-1999) and as a deputy of
the Consultant to the Prime Minister on Economic and Financial Policy
Asad Hayauddin was graduated from Lake Forest Academy and earned a B.A. in
Political Science and Soviet/Russian Studies from Amherst College. He
has an M.A. in International Relations and a Master of Philosophy from Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and a
PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.