Saturday, October 07, 2006




Information included in the website:

- 75% of entitled homeowners have recently received a second tranche of a
housing grant
- 85% of the more than 240,000 eligible families are receiving livelihood

- Over 1.8 million people face a second winter in makeshift shelters and tents
- Cost of housing reconstruction has increased
- 10,000 orphaned children, and thousands of widowed women face an uncertain

- Quick facts on earthquake and reconstruction needs
- Examples of progress
- Survivor stories (video)
- Status of World Bank support
- World Bank Chief Economist for South Asia talks about challenges ahead (audio)

We encourage you to share this website with your colleagues


International Symposium on Issues in Higher Education in Pakistan - 11/11-13

Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation, Inc. New York

Invites You to Attend

Second International Symposium on Issues in Higher Education in Pakistan

Undergraduate Degree: The Weakest Link

November 11-13, 2006

University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi

The Symposium will be opened by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.

Invited Speakers and Moderators include (in alphabetical order):

Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor, Government College Lahore University, Lahore, (Pakistan)

Munir Ahmad, Rector, National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore, (Pakistan)

Syed Babar Ali, Pro-Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Science, Lahore (Pakistan)

Nasim Ashraf, Minister of State, Chairman, National Commission on Human Development, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Muhammad Ashraf, Director, Quality Enhancement Cell, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, (Pakistan)

Sartaj Aziz, Former Finance Minster of Pakistan, Vice Chancellor, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, (Pakistan)

Shahid Javed Burki, Former Finance Minster of Pakistan and Former Vice-President World Bank; Washington, D.C. (USA)

Saadia Khawar Khan Chishti, Member of the Commission for Higher Education, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Mansoor-uz-Zafar Dawood, Associate Dean, Faculty of Computer. Science, BIZTEK, Karachi, (Pakistan)

Zulfiqar Gilani, Director, Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET), Islamabad, (Pakistan)

Fakhra Haque, Board of Education, City of New York, (USA)

Syed Tahir Hijazi, Professor and Dean, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Pervez Hoodbhoy, Professor, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, (Pakistan)

Muhammad Iqbal, Senior Lecturer, School of Education & Professional Development,University of Huddersfield, (UK)

Azhar Khan, Director of Education, National Commission for Human Development, Islamabad, (Pakistan)

Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, (Pakistan)

Nikhat Khan, Dean Post-graduate Studies, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, (Pakistan)

Khalid Mahmood Khan, Vice Chancellor, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, (Pakistan)

Bushra Mateen, Principal, Lahore College for Women, Lahore (Pakistan)

Najma Najam, Vice Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, (Pakistan)

Zafar Mueen Nasar, Chief of Research, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Zia Obadin, Student, Master of Philosophy, Dep. of Admin and Org., University of Bergen, (Norway)

Atta-Ur-Rahman, Chairman, (Federal Minister), Higher Education Commission, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Rasul Baksh Rais, Head, Social Sciences Dep., Lahore University of Management Science, Lahore (Pakistan)

Haroon Rashid, Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar, Peshwar, (Pakistan)

Tahir Rashid, Land Resource Science University, Guelph ON, (Canada)

Dr. Asrar Ul Hauqe Sheikh, Rector, Foundation University, Islamabad, (Pakistan)

Fareeha Zafar, Teacher Education & Training, Society for the Advancement of Education, Lahore, (Pakistan)

Arif Ali Zaidi, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Agha Khan University, Karachi, (Pakistan

Rukhsana Zia, Director, Directorate of Staff Development, Punjab, (Pakistan)

Free but pre-registration required for attendance. For further information contact:

Registration: Local Secretariat: Inquiries for travel grants:

Rudina Xhaferri Dr. Khalid Mahmood Khan
Mukhtar Ahmed

Vice Chancellor, UAAR Higher Education Commission

PEP Foundation Inc. Secretariat Assistant Telephone: + 4448436, 9040169

166 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor Dr. Tariq Mahmood Fax: + 4448437

New York, N.Y., 10010 Tel: + 051 9290157 E-mail:

Tel: (212) 255- 5399 Tel: + 051-9062249

Fax: (212) 633-2220


or register online at

Symposium Registration Form

First Name _____________________________________________________________

Family Name ________________________________________________________________

Title/Degree MD __________ PhD ________ Other (please specify)____________________

Name of Business ______________________________________________________________

Mailing Address ________________________________________________________________

City ______________Sate _____________ Country ________________ Postal Code ________

Telephone ___________________________ Fax ______________________________________

E-mail___________ _____________________________________________________________

Please describe briefly your interest in higher education in Pakistan: _______________________________________________________________________________




On-Line Registration is available at:

Please fax, mail or e-mail this registration to:

Rudina Xhaferri

Executive Director

PEP Foundation Inc.

166 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor

New York, N.Y., 10010


Telephone: (212) 255- 5399

Fax: (212) 633-2220

Please keep a copy for your record.

Event: Preventing the Devastating Effects of Landmines on Children - 10/25

Preventing the Devastating Effects of Landmines on Children

Come and join us as we celebrate the launching of a nationwide campaign to enlist university students across the country in helping to clear landmines and prevent their devastating effects on children and families in more than 70 countries around the world.

October 25, 2006 from 9AM – Noon

Butcher Suite, Kessel Campus Center on the Pace Pleasantville campus.

Hear: Zach Hudson of UNA/USA Adopt a Minefield offering a slide

presentation on the landmine problem;

Student representatives from Pace and other universities who are joining us in the project, “Preventing the Devastating Effects of Landmines on Children.”

9 -9:30 Refreshments: Bagels, muffins and coffee

9:30-Noon – Panel of Speakers and Interactive discussion with the audience

Students in the Keys to Global Peace course, the Pace Political Science and Psychology Depts., The UNA/USA Adopt-a-Minefield Program, the Pace Pleasantville Honors College, the Community Outreach Program of Pace University and UNA/USA Westchester are inaugurating this program with the exciting half-day conference.

RSVP: email at

“Ten years ago at the age of seven, Farah Ahmedi was running late for school in her hometown of Kabul, Afghanistan. Farah loved school and loved learning – so for her, running late was a very very big deal. Spying a shortcut, she quickly took it, and ran down a back alley. But in a flash, her life changed forever. Farah had stepped on a landmine.”

p.1 “That Landmine thing 2006 Newsletter of Landmine Survivors Network and Adopt-A-Minefield”

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Global Leadership Skills of the 21st Century - 10/19

The United Nations Association of New York’s Young Professionals for International Cooperation

In cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN and the Swiss Consulting Group

invites you to a unique interactive workshop facilitated by special guest,

Thomas Zweifel, CEO of the Swiss Consulting Group.

Admission: (Includes Reception and the First 50 Guests Receive a copy of “Culture Clash: Managing the Global High-Performance Team”

UNA-NY and YPNYC members- $25.00
Non-members- $35.00
Students- Join UNA for just $10 at the door!
Non-students- Join UNA for just $25

Welcome Remarks
Ambassador Peter Maurer, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations
Thomas D. Zweifel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Consulting Group; Professor of Leadership and Cross-Cultural Management at Columbia University and at St. Gallen Business School (HSG).
Closing Remarks
Ambassador Raymond Loretan, Consul General of Switzerland

DATE: October 19th
TIME: 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations
ADDRESS: 633 Third Avenue, 29th Floor
Register Now

Should International Law be Part of Our Law? - 10/10

Should International Law be Part of Our Law?
Date: October 10th
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Fordham Law School
140 W 62nd Street, McNally Hall
(62th Street and Columbus avenue)

Martin Flaherty Professor, Fordham Law School & Co-Director, Crowley Program in International Human Rights
John O. McGinnis Professor, Northwestern School of Law

(Free, with Reception to follow, sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation)


Tariq Ali and Mahmood Mamdani - 10/17

LEFT FORUM Presents:


Global Confrontations: A Dialogue on Imperialism and Oppositional Movements

October 17th, 2006

7:30 PM

CUNY Graduate Center - 365 5th Avenue, New York City

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics, as well as scripts for the stage and screen.

He is an editor of the New Left Review and lives in London. His books include Bush in Babylon, Clash of Fundamentalisms, and the forthcoming Pirates of the Carribean: Axis of Hope.

Mahmood Mamdani is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Anthropology and Director of the Institute for African Studies at Columbia University.

His recent writings focus on the intersection between politics and culture, and the politicization of culture in the making of political identities.

His books include Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror, and When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda.



For further information:


LEFT FORUM organizes the largest annual gathering in North America of the US and international Left. The next conference will take place March 9-11, 2007, in New York City.

LEFT FORUM thanks the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work, Graduate Center, CUNY.

UNA-NY Gala Dinner - 10/26

Save the Date!
October 26, 2006

United Nations Association of New York Annual Gala Dinner
Celebrating the UN�s Global Education Goals

United Nations Delegates� Dining Room
1st Avenue at 46th Street

6:30 pm reception; 7:30 pm dinner
Black tie or national dress

Keynote Speaker
Brent Scowcroft

Honorary Chairs
Secretary General Kofi Annan and Mrs. Annan

Robert L. Corcoran, President, General Electric Foundation
Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF

  • $500 Individual
  • $1,000 Individual
  • $2,500 Individual
  • $5,000 Delegate - Table for 10
  • $10,000 Ambassador - Table for 10
  • $25,000 Secretary-General - Table for 10
  • $250 Discount Ticket for Full-Time Students and YPIC members working in the government or not-for-profit sectors

Center for Communication events

Center for Communication presents the series:


Presented with the Mayor’s Office for Film, Television and Broadcasting

Monday, October 16

6:30 to 9:30 pm

The New School, Theresa Lang Center, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street (between 5th Ave. and Ave. of the Americas)

An Evening with Director Sydney Pollack

Don’t miss this special evening and rare opportunity to learn from a true master. One of our greatest directors of this (or any) era, Sydney Pollack talks about his amazing career as a director, producer, cinematographer and actor, and offers tips for those starting out in the film industry.

Among Pollack’s numerous directing credits are several outstanding films shot in New York City, including The Way We Were; Three Days of the Condor; Tootsie; Searching for Bobbie Fisher; Sabrina; Bright Lights, Big City; and The Interpretor.

An accomplished actor, Pollack has also played major roles in a long list of films, including Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives, as well as over 46 Academy Award nominations for other movies.

Over the years he has won too many awards to mention, including two Oscars for Out of Africa (Best Director and Best Picture.)

Sydney Pollack, Director/Producer/Actor (see full biography)

Moderator: James Sanders, Architect and Editor of Scenes from the City: Filming in New York 1966-2006

RSVP: Register at or call: (212)686-5005.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________________________________________________

Saturday, October 28, 2006

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Hunter College, Fourth Floor, Lang Rehearsal Hall, North Building (Enter on 69th Street between Park and Lexington)

Making a Great Documentary

Hear from Spike Lee’s executive producer and editor – and a panel of major players in the film industry. Learn what it takes to make a great documentary from our panel of accomplished, prolific and multi award-winning New York filmmakers. Find out how these great filmmakers got started in the business, and what it takes to get hired it in this challenging and competitive world.


Sam Pollard, Director: Eyes on the Prize II; “American Masters”— John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend; The Making of Bamboozled. Editor: Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela; American Roots Music; 4 Little Girls; Clockers; Juice; Jungle Fever; Mo’ Better Blues. Producer: When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (and editor); Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin; The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (episode one)

St. Claire Bourne, Director, Paul Robeson; producer, Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks

Richard Wesley, Playwright/Screenwriter: Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do It Again, Native Son, Fast Forward; Murder Without Motive (NBC), Mandela and de Klerk (Showtime), 100 Centre Street (A&E)

RSVP: Register at or call: (212)686-5005.


Tuesday, November 14

6:30 to 9:00 pm

HBO Theater, 15th Floor, 1100 Ave. of the America (at 42nd St.)

A Screening of this year’s hit: A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Followed by Q&A with Director Dito Montiel

Meet the winner of the Best Director award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and learn how he raised the money to produce one of the most talked-about movies of the year!! Montiel astonished the film world when he attracted big stars and turned his book into a compelling and powerful New York story based on his coming of age on the mean streets of Queens in the mid-eighties.

Critical Acclaim: New York Times critic A. O. Scott says: “What sets the film apart, and makes it one of the more remarkable American directing debuts in recent years, is Mr. Montiel’s passionate, almost reckless engagement with the possibilities of the medium...(he) has the eye of a born filmmaker. Working with a large, mostly young cast, he has made the picture so full of life and feeling that the screen can hardly contain it.”

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Rosario Dawson, Chazz Palminteri.

Go to for more events, including an evening with The Sopranos creator and writer David Chase on Monday, October 30th.

RSVP: Register at or call: (212)686-5005.



Sunday October 8th, 2006, 6:00pm

Rosenthal Pavilion
60 Washington Square South - 10th Floor
New York, New York 10012

In response to the terrible humanitarian crisis resulting from the invasion of Lebanon and continued occupation of Palestine, please join NAAP-NY as we come together to support our brothers and sisters back home.

The evening will include a formal dinner, thought-provoking program, and great auction items. All proceeds will be donated to ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) in support of their medical relief and food programs in both Lebanon and Gaza.

Program to Include Eyewitness Accounts From War and Updates From Relief Agency

Get Your Tickets TODAY at:

If you don’t think you can attend and would like to make a donation please click here:

To send a donation in the mail, please make checks payable to
"ANERA" and mail to:

PO BOX 330
Lenox Hill Station
New York NY 10021

Donations made out to ANERA are tax-deductible.

Please help spread the word! Tell your friends and family! You can download a flyer here.

If you have any questions please email

Thank you for your support and generosity and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday October 8th.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Citizens Foundation fundraiser - Friday, 10/27

The Citizens Foundation

NORTH EAST REGION SUPPORT GROUP New York, New Jersey and New England states

Poker Tournament

Ready to take a gamble on charity?

Put your money where your heart is!

Join us for an evening of no-limit Texas Hold’em, where all proceeds will benefit the efforts of The Citizens Foundation to build schools in underserved and impoverished areas of Pakistan.

Buy-in: $150 (rebuys permitted for first two hours)

Date/Time: Friday - October 27th - 7:30 pm.

Location: Pratt Mansion, 1027 Fifth Avenue

Grand prize of $1,000

Not a player? Join us instead at 9:30 pm. Enjoy the evening’s festivities at this charming mansion, including a light buffet, cash bar, music, door prize and a choreographed fashion interlude by designer, Ghazala Asam. Tickets: $75

Register by October 15th at -

Space is limited.

For further information, contact

Osman Khan at 847-530-8427

Zainab Ahmad at 516-851-2383.