Seminar 2014

The Seminar at IDEAS serves as the widely attended interactive platform in the Asian region that present distinctive international outlook for the defence industry.

IDEAS-2018 Seminar will take place on 27th November 2018.

SEMINAR PROGRAMME : IDEAS-2018

“Emerging Global and Regional Environment and the Role of Gray Hybrid Warfare therein : Pakistan's Perspective ”


Chief Guest : CJCSC

Chair : Munir Akram Former Pakistan’s Permanent Rep to UN

Co-Chair : Mr Javed Jabbar, Former Information Minister and Mass Media Expert


Inaugural Session


1430 hrs Arrival of Chief Guest
1435-1440 hrs Recitation from the Holy Quran
1330-1425 hrs Welcome Address by DG DEPO
1440-1445 hrs Address by Director General IPS
1448 hrs Handing Over of the Proceedings to the Co-Chair / Moderator (Mr Javed Jabbar)


    Timing Topic Name Of Speaker

    1450-1505 hrs

    21ST Century Great Power Contestation; A catalyst for Gray Hybrid Conflict Ambassador Dr Maleha Lodhi Permanent Representative of Pakistan at UN

    1505-1520 hrs

    Gray Hybrid Conflict; Instrument of Contemporary Strategic Coercion Cynthia McKinney Former Congress Women, USA

    1520-1535 hrs

    Gray Hybrid Conflict: Pakistan's Susceptibility Analysis Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi, HI(M) (Retd) Ex Defence Secretary, Pakistan

    1535-1550 hrs

    Economic Coercion within the Ambit of Gray Hybrid Conflict Amb (Retd) James Larocco
    Former Dir North East and South Asia (NESA) NDU Washington DC USA.
    Professor Dr Dai Yong Hong
    Dir Institute of South Asian Studies Sichuan University,China.
    Lt Col (Retd) Frank Hoffman
    Senior Research Fellow NDU Washington DC USA.

    1550-1605 hrs

    Non-Geo Warfare (Space & Cyber): National Security Implications Passi Eronen Lead Researcher for Foundation for Defence of Democracies USA

    1605-1620 hrs

    Lawfare: Legal Dimension of Gray Hybrid Warfare Mr. Ahmar Bilal Sufi, International Law Expert, Pakistan

    1620-1635 hrs

    Q/A Session

    1635-1640 hrs

    Summing up of the proceedings by Chair Amb (Retd) Munir Akram

    1640-1655 hrs

    Keynote address by CJCSC

    1655-1700 hrs

    Vote of thanks by DG DEPO

    1700-1705 hrs

    Gift / Souvenir for Chief Guest and speakers and group photo
    Note: Running Hi-Tea