Maleeha Lodhi is Special Adviser for International Affairs to Pakistan’s largest media conglomerate, the Jang/Geo Group. She has twice served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US (1993–1996; 1999–2002) and as High Commissioner to Britain (2003–2008). She has served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs from 2001 to 2005. A Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington in 2010, Dr Lodhi was also a Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School in 2008. She is the author of two books, “Pakistan’s Encounter with Democracy” and “The External Challenge” and is Editor of the volume, “Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State”. She is the recipient of the President’s Award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz for Public Service in Pakistan.