Visit of Delegate from Austria

A high-level delegation recently visited the Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The delegation included Minister Fasslabend, Former Defence Minister and Speaker of the National Assembly of Austria, Chairman of the People’s Party of Austria (the current ruling party), and President of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy( AIES), along with Dr. Heinz Gartner, Professor of Political Science at the University of Vienna, Director of the international institute for Peace in Austria, and Advisor to the Commission of the Austrian Armed Forces.
During their visit, various pressing issues were addressed. Minister Fasslabend provided a comprehensive overview of his institute’s initiatives, emphasizing the need for indigenous solutions to diverse challenges.
Dr. Heinz Gartner shared insights from his forthcoming book and engaged attendees in discussions on academic and strategic matters.
Dr. Afsar Rathor, delivered a comprehensive presentation on the risks associated with illegal migration and proposed pathways for legal migration to Europe.
The meeting’s conclusion was led by Dr. Asma Khawaja, Executive Director of CISS AJK, who underscored the pivotal role of Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) in conflict resolution, referencing her renowned work Shaking Hands With Clenched Fists: The Grand Trunk Road to CBMs between Pakistan and India.” She extended gratitude to the Austrian delegates for their enlightening presentations.
Following the formal discussions, an interactive session took place between the research team and the distinguished guests. As a token of appreciation, Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja presented shields and copies of her books to the honorable guests.

Iftar dinner hosted by Ambassador Blome

Dr Asma Shakir Khawaja, ED CISS AJK was invited to attend an Iftar dinner hosted by Ambassador Blome at his residence in Islamabad. Ambassador honored the contributions of Pakistani women , and invited leading female entrepreneurs, civil society activists, and educators to commemorate the holy month of Ramazan and Women’s History Month. Among the attendees was Child Protection Bureau Punjab Chairperson Sarah Ahmad.

The Third International Forum on Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind and High-Quality Development of Education

Research Officer Ali Hamza participated in the “The Third International Forum on Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind and High-Quality Development of Education” in Chengdu, China, from October 23rd to 26th, 2023. The forum brought together educators, policymakers.

Visit of UK Parlimentarians

A delegation from the United Kingdom, comprising Andrew Gwynne MP, Chairman of Labour Friends of Kashmir UK, and Sam Terry MP, Vice Chairman on Kashmir in the British Parliament paid official visit to the Center for International Strategic Studies Azad Jammu and Kashmir (CISSAJK) on September 27, 2023. During their visit, the Director Research Dr. shahid Hameed provided the delegates with a comprehensive overview of the Center’s research endeavors. The delegation expressed their admiration for the research activities undertaken by CISS and extended an offer for prospective collaboration aimed at enhancing the center’s global outreach through participation in international forums.

Meet up with Australian High Commissioner Mr. Neil Hawkins

ED  Dr. Asma & Director Research Dr. Shahid called on Australian High Commissioner Mr Neil Hawkins, & Second Secretary (Political) Ms Mairi Robertson. Discussion covered areas of mutual interest & prospects of cooperation.

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Center for International Strategic Studies AJK, King Abdullah Campus Chatter kalas Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir