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Join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the American Pakistan Foundation on Tuesday, December 15 at 10 AM EST for a conversation with award-winning journalist and writer Declan Walsh and Atlantic Council Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on Walsh’s new book, The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State. The book presents a thrilling picture of Pakistan through the dramatic lives of nine people up until Walsh’s sudden deportation from the country. 

In over a decade covering Pakistan, he has covered all corners of the country, from the metropolises of Karachi and Lahore to the borderlands in Waziristan and Balochistan.

Declan Walsh covers the Middle East as the The New York Times’ Cairo Bureau Chief. In 2013, while based in Pakistan, he was forced to leave as a result of what authorities called “undesirable activities.”.

We invite you to join the conversation on Tuesday, December 15 at 10 AM EST via Zoom. Please register below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the call.

This is the third and final in a series of book talks hosted by the South Asia Center and the American Pakistan Foundation with distinguished, award-winning authors. The previous books talks were with Ayad Akhtar on Homeland Elegies and Owen Bennett-Jones on The Bhutto Dynasty.

A recap of this event can be found here.


Declan Walsh
Author, The Nine Lives of Pakistan
Journalist & Writer

In conversation with

Shuja Nawaz
Distinguished Fellow
Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center

The South Asia Center is the hub for the Atlantic Council’s analysis of the political, social, geographical, and cultural diversity of the region. ​At the intersection of South Asia and its geopolitics, SAC cultivates dialogue to shape policy and forge ties between the region and the global community.

The American Pakistan Foundation (APF) empowers the Pakistani American community and builds bridges between the United States and Pakistan.