Mission

The Pakistan Forum is a project of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

It convenes thought leaders from diverse communities to foster new pathways towards understanding the politics, economics, history, and culture of Pakistan.

Pakistan’s security conflicts remain a critical focus of policymakers and a challenge for regional stability. The mission of this Forum is to expand the focus beyond the conventional national security lens to promote the in-depth and comprehensive study of Pakistan.

Through policy roundtables, academic conferences, public events, study trips, and publications, the Forum engages partners and organizations across all sectors and disciplines that share its mission.