Monday, November 10, 2008

US-Pakistan "official" launch and associated PR

After some discussion with various groups we decided to "declare" an official launch date for the US-Pakistan connection and release some publicity. This concludes Phase 1 of the US-Pakistan project (the network construction phase).

The political situation in Pakistan is a bit unsettled at the moment. The HEC has a new Chairman, Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman having resigned. Phase 2 of the project (development of closer scientific collaborations between US and Pakistani researchers) has been somewhat slowed. But, I am confident we will be moving ahead quickly as the HEC situation sorts itself out.

Following are pointers to the official PR released about the US-Pakistan network connection.

US Natioinal Science Foundation

Indiana University

European Commission