Dr. T. V. Paul was the speaker for the 2013-2014 Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series on March 18, 2014.

T. V. Paul is a leading scholar of international security, regional security, and South Asia. He received his undergraduate education from Kerala University, India; M.Phil in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA. The author or editor of 15 books, his 2009 book The Traditional of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons was selected for the Peace Prize Laureate Exhibition honoring President Barak Obama by the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo. He is the Founding Director of the McGill University Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. (Photo by Rachel Paul.)

Pakistan ranks 124th out of 144 countries in global competitiveness, Taliban forces occupy 30% of the country, and it is perpetually in danger of becoming a failed state – with over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily fall into terrorists’ hands. Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has been at the center of major geopolitical struggles. In an age of transnational terrorism and nuclear proliferation, understanding Pakistan’s development, particularly the negative effects of foreign aid and geopolitical centrality, is more important than ever.


Each year, UCCD presents the Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series featuring distinguished speakers who are leading authorities in their field. The Lecture Series is designed to inform our citizens about key foreign policy issues and to create a globally savvy community. Our speakers come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds and are nationally recognized authors, academics and foreign affairs experts. All lectures are free and open to the public.


The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting global understanding and respect between the people of Utah and other nations. Since 1967, UCCD has been Utah’s leader in international professional and cultural exchange, and works as a private sector partner with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Each year, UCCD welcomes nearly 500 emerging leaders from around the world to Utah for short-term professional and cultural exchanges. UCCD is a member of Global Ties U.S. and the Utah chapter of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). More information is available at utahdiplomacy.org.

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