The focus of this course will be on redefining security in Pakistan. Pakistan's relations with India, nuclear proliferation, and terrorism will serve as a departure for an examination of security from multiple alternative perspectives such as education, sectarianism, water, population growth, urbanization, rural development, religion, etc. These issues will be connected with a conference on this topic to be held in late February. Students will be expected to attend, attend two meetings before the conference, three talks by visitors, and one meeting toward the end of the semester. Students will have to read relevant monographs and papers related to topics to be covered in the conference or the talks by visitors. Grades will be assigned on attendance, class participation, and a short written summary of conference proceedings.
NOTE: This 1-unit, P/NP course does not count as an upper division Political Science requirement. It is elective credit only.