Sunday, September 13, 2009

Watandost Blog in News

Watandost blog creator ultimate fixer?
Staff Report,, September 9, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY: An American student who has won a scholarship competition for her essay about Pakistan has named Watandost blog founder Dr Hassan Abbas as the person who could come up with an achievable solution to the Pak-Afghan problem.

Kelsey Price wrote about the region in Pakistan that borders Afghanistan and the problems it poses for a successful relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. She will use the $1,000 award on tuition at the University of Utah.

The Our Voice Our County contest encouraged entrants to identify an urgent national problem and propose solutions or nominate experts to help address the problem.

She nominated Dr. Hassan Abbas as a problem solver who could come up with an achievable solution. Abbas is now a Bernard Schwartz fellow at the Asia Society in New York.

For complete article, click here

U.of U. freshman's Pakistan proposal earns national prize - The Salt Lake Tribune
Student receives $1K scholarship for essay - The Daily Utah Chronicle

1 comment:

Daniel Fielding said...

I am glad to see this. Dr Abbas- I have been telling friends in the Washington DC think-tanks and in various academics Departments to read you book and your blog.