Coming up

Charles Middleton, 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 neck wear.

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 smoke.

Sven Nilsen, Kirkland and Ellis, will talk about strategies in poker.

About 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, monthly 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 the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary,
Curtis Tuckey.


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The War on Terror
Score Card: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the region
Tuesday, 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.

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Asad 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 Attach, 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 (1999).

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.