Categories: News and Events, Press Releases

The Atlantic Council’s, “Media Diplomacy: Challenging the Indo-Pak Narrative” Reveals Concerning Implications for Sindh

   By: Ella Bjurman   On Monday, July 24 2017 my fellow interns Dustin Ruhe, Simone Williams, and I attended, “Media Diplomacy: Challenging the Indo-Pak Narrative,” hosted by the Atlantic Council. The talk centered around a moderated discussion between Mushahid Hussain, a prominent member of the Pakistani Senate as well as the former Minister of […]

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Third Annual Sindhi American Youth Advocacy and Leadership Program

Introduction:   From  July  11th  to  July  14th  SAPAC  hosted  its  Third  Annual  Sindhi American Youth  Advocacy  and  Leadership  Program.  The  program’s  seven participants attended  77  meetings between  July  12th  and  July  13th.    In  these meetings  we discussed  with  the  offices  of  Senators and  Representatives  about  the most  pressing issues  occurring  in  Sindh,  Pakistan.  The  goal  of these  meetings […]

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Meeting with SAPAC President

On Saturday, July 8th President of SAPAC, Dr. Maqbool Halepota, met with the SAPAC team in Washington D.C. The meeting mainly focused on the upcoming Sindhi American Youth Advocacy and Leadership Program where the SAPAC team along with Sindhi youth will be meeting with over 70 Senators/Representatives and their staff. President Halepota assisted us in […]

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Sherman Questions Secretary of State Tillerson During Foreign Affairs Budget Hearing

Below is a clip with Congressman Sherman’s comments on Sindh at the Foreign Affairs Budget Hearing held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. At minute 2:46, Congressman Brad Sherman asks the Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to allot funding to print and provide textbooks for schools in Sindh, as well as to expand U.S. broadcasting in the […]

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Categories: Issues

Protecting Girls: Global Efforts to End Child Marriage

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, 09/14/16 Child marriage, despite being a widespread and global crisis with a multitude of implications for quality of life, is an often overlooked issue. Today, there are approximately 250 million women who were married before the age of fifteen, with approximately 15 million girls being married annually. Child marriage influences […]

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Peace through Entrepreneurship at the Brooking’s Institute

Steven Koltai’s moving presentation on Peace through Entrepreneurship at the Brookings Institution raised several compelling points on how the U.S. can utilize investment in entrepreneurship as an avenue toward stability. He proposed a shift, a reorientation of U.S. foreign policy and funding from unregulated aid to developing countries, to entrepreneurship as a tool of empowerment […]

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