The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Lieutenant General Khalid Kidwai, Advisor to Pakistan's National Command Authority, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Lieutenant General (retired) Khalid Kidwai is advisor to Pakistan’s National Command Authority and the pioneer Director General of Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division, which he headed for an unprecedented 15 years. He is one of the most decorated generals in Pakistan and was awarded the highest civil award Nishan-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), and winner of the Sword of Honor at Pakistan's Military Academy. General Kidwai saw frontline combat action in erstwhile East Pakistan and was a prisoner of war in Pakistan’s 1971 war with India. While serving as Director of Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division, General Kidwai conceived, articulated and executed Pakistan’s nuclear policy and deterrence doctrines into a tangible and robust nuclear force structure. General Kidwai is also the architect of Pakistan’s civilian Nuclear Energy Program and National Space Program.

As space is limited for this event, RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Belfer Center Lunches are strictly off-the-record. By requesting to attend the lunch, you agree that you will comply with the Belfer Center's strict policy against recording or disclosing the contents of the lunch. Your access is conditioned on your compliance with these restrictions. Should you violate these rules, the Center will pursue all available legal options and you will be excluded from all future events.