The British Pakistan Foundation supported the international conference, Pakistan: Opportunity in Crisis, along with the Pakistan High Commission, Oxford University, Forum for International Relations Development (FIRD) and Pakistan Knowledge Forum.

The two day conference took place at St Anthony College, Oxford University on 10/11 May with 25 speakers who covered issues such as, ‘Democratic Transition and Prospects’, ‘ Imperatives of Economic Progress’, ‘Foreign Policy Persistence and Change’ and ‘Role of Media & Education’.

The conference was opened by the Acting Pakistani High Commissioner, Imran Mirza, and was attended by scholars and writers from Pakistan and the UK. Panel members included, Prof. Rasul Baksh Rais (DG, Institute of Strategic Studies), Toaha Qureshi MBE (Chairman, FIRD), Prof. Ishtiaq Ahmad (Quaid e Azam Fellow, University of Oxford), Prof. Mukhtar Ahmed (Chairman, HEC),  Prof. Mohammad Waseem (LUMS), Alison Darnbrough (Namal College), Prof. Kamran Tahir (Allama Iqbal Fellow, Cambridge University), Prof Margaret MacMillan (St Antony’s College), Prof. Saeed Shafqat (FC College), Imtiaz Gul (CRSS), Owen Bennett-Jones (BBC), Dr Faisal Devji (Asian Studies Centre), Hannes Ebert (GIGA), Dr Ayesha Siddiqa (author), Prof Maya Tudor (Blavatnik School of Government) among others.