Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, delivered a public lecture, "Transition in Pakistan and Its Impact on the War on Terrorism," on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. The lecture was co-sponsored by LISD, the Woodrow Wilson School, and Near Eastern Studies.
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been the Minister for Foreign Affairs since March 31, 2008. Earlier he was the Federal Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs (1994-96) and the Federal Parliamentary Secretary of Food and Agriculture (1993-94). He has been elected a Member of the National Assembly for three terms, 1993-96, 2002-07 and from early 2008. In 1997, he served as the Deputy Secretary General of the Pakistan Paople's Party (PPP) and a Member of its Central Executive Committee. In 2006, he was the President of the PPP in Punjab. A year later, he served as the Chairman of the Multan Development Authority. He has also been elected to the Provincial Assembly in Punjab three times from 1985, where he served as the Minister for Finance (1990-93) and the Minister for Planning and Development (1988-90). A Member of the Board of Governors of Aitchison College, Lahore, he was educated at and received a degree in law from Cambridge University.