16 March 2010

Pakistan, Afghanistan,
and U.S. Policy in the Region

Tuesday, March 16, 5:30-8:30pm
19 South Wabash, 2d floor


Cocktails at 5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30 followed by discussion and more cocktails. 
 $40 includes drinks, two cigars, and sandwiches. 
Reservations are required.

Dr. Asad Hayaud Din, Consul for Trade and Commerce, Consulate of Pakistan, and former Director of Administration and Homeland Security for the Islamabad Capital Territory, will lead a Q&A discussion of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and US policy in the region. 

To help ensure that your questions make it into the program, you may email your questions ahead of time to CigarSociety@LogicoPhilosophicus.org.

Coming up

Tuesday, March 30
Emanuel Mayer, Ass't Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, will talk about kitsch in ancient Roman art, the rise of the middle class, and the history of the garden gnome.

Tuesday, April 13
Lee Allison, President of the Lee Allison Company, will talk about style.

 Tuesday, April 27
Bill Daley, food and wine critic for the Chicago Tribune, will lead a wine and cigar tasting.

Tuesday, May 11
Mark Warden, past president of Daley College, will talk about the importance of two-year colleges to education in America.

Asad Hayauddin is Consul for Trade and Commerce, Consulate of Pakistan 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 (1999).

Dr. Hayauddin 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.


About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago 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 Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and 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 at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.