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Fri February 7, 2014
Misunderstanding U.S.-Pakistan Relations; Understanding Spirituality
The U.S. is curtailing drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan, a step toward better relations between two allies who’ve seemingly been at odds for years.
As Husain Haqqani sees it, it’s all part of a history of misunderstanding between the countries. He’s the former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S., and a Boston University professor whose new book is called Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.
In it, he explains the Pakistani obsession with it’s rival India, and with building military might, something the U.S. has been quick to support. We talk with him on a recent visit to the state. We also run these ideas of U.S.-Pakistan relations past two members of that community here in Connecticut.
And, do you find it uncomfortable to talk about your spirituality? Now, how about if your cell phone asks you? We find out about a UConn sociology study that is using technology to tap into the soul.
- Husain Haqqani - Former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S.; professor of international relations at Boston University; author of Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
- Zaheer Sharaf - President of the Pakistani American Association of Connecticut
- Sohaib Shaikh - Web administrator for the Pakistani American Association of Connecticut
- Dr. Bradley Wright - Associate professor of sociology at UConn