The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will sponsor a public talk by Ambassador Masood Khan, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in 016 Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.
Ambassador Masood Khan was appointed by Government of Pakistan as Pakistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations on October 11, 2012. From September 2008 to September 2012, he was Pakistan’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. From March 2005 to September 2008, Mr. Masood Khan Pakistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva. Khan has been Pakistan’s Sherpa for the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) process since 2009.
Khan has served in different posts in Islamabad and abroad. From August 2003 to March 2005, he worked as Director General (United Nations) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. From September 2003 to May 2004, he served as Director General (Disarmament). In June 2003, he was appointed as Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a position he held till March 2005. From November 2002 to August 2003, he worked as Director General (East Asia and Pacific). He has worked, in various diplomatic positions, in Pakistan’s Embassies in Beijing. The Hague and Washington DC (1997 t0 2002). He worked in Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 1993 to 1997. During that period, he held the positions of Vice Chairman of the Third Committee for the 1996-97 UNGA session; and acted as facilitator of UNGA’s Social Summit resolutions and the ECOSOC Committee that finalized the text on the consultative relationship between the United Nations and non-governmental organizations.