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11.18.2016 Farooq Kathwari Rings the NYSE Opening Bell to Celebrate Launch of Ethan Allen I Disney collection
To celebrate the launch of the Ethan Allen I Disney collection on Mickey Mouse's birthday, Farooq Kathwari rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
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10.16.2016 Farooq Kathwari speaks at the South Asian Leadership Conference at the University of Pennsylvania
On Sunday, October 16th, Mr. Kathwari was one of six speakers to address students at the South Asian Leadership Conference at the University of Pennsylvania, where he shared with them the story of his own journey from student to CEO. The conference is an opportunity for South Asian students to unite across the campus to exchange ideas, socialize, and become exposed to professional communities and opportunities. The conference was held at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Tower, 5th Floor) in Philadelphia from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
8.01.2016 Chief Executive Group Rings The NYSE Closing Bell
Mr. Kathwari attended the 31st annual Chief Executive of the Year Reception and Dinner at the New York Stock Exchange on July 25th following the ringing of the NYSE Closing Bell by executives and guests of Chief Executive Group.
5.7.2016 Farooq Kathwari delivers keynote to Kathwari Honors Program graduates at WCSU
As keynote speaker at Western Connecticut State University's Honors Convocation ceremony, Mr. Kathwari had the honor of addressing the first graduating class of the Kathwari Honors program since the program was named in honor of his son, Irfan Kathwari, last year. To view photos from the event, please click here.
4.17.2016 Farooq Kathwari receives Spirit of Life® Award from City of Hope
On Sunday, April 17th, Mr. Kathwari was honored with a Spirit of Life® Award at the International Home Furnishings Industry Spirit of Life Award Dinner at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. The Spirit of Life® Award is presented to individuals who have made a difference: people who have influenced the industry with their character, leadership, and philanthropy.
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2.18.2016 Mr. Kathwari interviewed by TheStreet.com
Following yesterday's NYSE bell ringing, Mr. Kathwari sat down - on Ethan Allen furniture - with Rhonda Schaffler from TheStreet.com to share what's new at Ethan Allen, including the company's celebration of American craftsmanship, the upcoming collaboration with Disney and a strong second quarter.
2.18.2016 Mr. Kathwari Rings the NYSE Opening Bell
In celebration of American craftsmanship, Ethan Allen visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today, where Chairman, President & CEO, Farooq Kathwari, rang the Opening Bell.
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1.29.2016 Mr. Kathwari on Mad Money
Mr. Kathwari sat down with CNBC's Jim Cramer to discuss all of Ethan Allen's latest news including Q2 earnings, the company's digital strategy and being in the business of personal service. To see the interview,
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12.15.2015 Mr. Kathwari on Bloomberg GO
Mr. Kathwari appeared on Bloomberg Television to share his perspective on business today, including Ethan Allen's recent shareholder meeting, the company's digital strategy and being in the business of good personal service,
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12.8.2015: CEO2CEO Digital Transformation Summit
The New York Stock Exchange welcomed Mr. Kathwari and fellow CEOs attending Chief Executive's CEO2CEO Summit to ring the day's opening bell. Later, the panel at which he was invited to speak—"Overcoming the Real World Challenges of Digital Transformation including Talent Shortages, Cybersecurity, and Disruptive Competitors"—addressed the kinds of change required for a company to realize the full potential of new technology. Mr. Kathwari shared the many ways in which Ethan Allen continues its digital and technological transition.
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5.2015: Mr. Kathwari on Bloomberg TV
Mr. Kathwari was a special guest on “Bloomberg Markets" this morning, sharing his thoughts on the housing market with Bloomberg’s Michael McKee, Scarlet Fu and Erik Schatzker. He discussed consumer attitudes, how Ethan Allen is differentiating itself as a brand, and, of course, our new 328 page book of ideas and inspiration, Muses!
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5.2015: Mr. Kathwari on Mad Money with Jim Cramer
Mr. Kathwari sat down with Jim Cramer on the set of CNBC's Mad Money to discuss Ethan Allen's plans to grow the business. They discussed the company's recent initiatives including new product introductions, and the launch of the new book, Muses.
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4.2015: Mr. Kathwari speaks at Hofstra University
Mr. Kathwari spoke on "Journey to CEO Success: Path from Graduate Business Student to Fortune 500 Company" on April 15th as part of the Zarb Executive Speaker Series for Spring 2015 at Hofstra University. The presentation took place at the University’s Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theatre.
4.2015: Mr. Kathwari speaks at the Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO)
On April 19th, Mr. Kathwari joined more than sixty speakers—government officials, scholars and corporate decision-makers from North America, Asia, Europe and Africa—who came together to share their perspectives on building and managing strategic partnerships in a global economy. The daylong symposium, which has been organized by the Asian Studies Program at Kennesaw State University since 2011, is the South's largest Asian business conference.
4.2015: Mr. Kathwari and wife Farida donate $1M to WCSU
Farooq Kathwari and wife, Farida have donated $1M to Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in support of the school's honors program.
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4.2015: Mr. Kathwari at Raymond James
Mr. Kathwari spoke at the Raymond James 36th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, March 3rd. Click here to view transcript.
2.2015: Mr. Kathwari speaks at WCSU Ancell School of Business
As part of the Ancell Leadership Forum series at The Western Connecticut State University; Farooq Kathwari spoke with Ancell School of Business Dean David Martin in a public forum on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
2.2015: Mr. Kathwari rings the opening bell at the NYSE
At the request of the New York Stock Exchange, Mr. Kathwari rang the Opening Bell on February 27th to highlight the next reinvention of America's classic design brand. Click here to watch the video:
2.2015: Mr. Kathwari on the Bloomberg's "In the Loop"
After ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, Mr. Kathwari sat down with Bloomberg's Betty Liu to discuss the Ethan Allen's initiatives including a focus on North American manufacturing. See the interview here:
2.2015: Mr. Kathwari on TheStreet
As part of a busy morning at the New York Stock Exchange, Mr. Kathwari sat down with Brittany Umar of TheStreet to talk about Ethan Allen's next reinvention including new products, a focus on North American manufacturing and the importance of giving customers good service. See the interview here:
2.2015: Mr. Kathwari on FoxBusiness.com
Nicole Petallides of Fox Business interviews Mr. Kathwari on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss how Ethan Allen, 82 years young, is staying relevant. See the interview here:
2.2015: Mr. Kathwari on BNN
Mr. Kathwari joined BNN's Kristina Partsinevelos for an interview focused on Ethan Allen's commitment to North American manufacturing and providing great service. See the interview here: here:
2.2015: Mr. Kathwari on Mad Money with Jim Cramer
Mr. Kathwari recently sat down with Jim Cramer to talk about the major reinvention happening at Ethan Allen and how the company is thinking long term.
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1.2015: Mr. Kathwari on Fox’s Closing Bell
Mr. Kathwari joined Closing Bell’s Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network to discuss the reinvention of America’s classic design brand, the company’s Q2 earnings and how he views consumer confidence today.
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11.2014: Mr. Kathwari on CNBC - Black Friday
On Black Friday, Mr. Kathwari sat down with CNBC and shared how shifts in technology have impacted the business of American's Classic Design Brand.
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11.2014: Mr. Kathwari appears on Bloomberg TV's Market Makers
Mr. Kathwari recently appeared on Bloomberg's "Market Makers" where he weighed in on several topics, including: the state of the economy and consumer confidence; the importance of offering consumers a combination of personalized service and technology in an age of instant gratification, and ways in which the company continues to use technology to meet the ever-growing consumer demand to buy direct.
9.2014: Mr. Kathwari is a Keynote Speaker at TIECON Florida 2014
Mr. Kathwari recently appeared at TIECON Florida 2014, where he was one of four keynote speakers—all accomplished business leaders—who were invited to inspire Florida entrepreneurs at the day-long event, held at the Tampa Convention Center on September 27th. Mr. Kathwari—one of America's longest-serving CEOs—gave the closing keynote speech and told his inspirational story, titled "The Journey of Entrepreneurship" to a packed hall, then took questions from members of the audience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF5UramGaP8
9. 2014: Mr. Kathwari on CNBC's Power Lunch
Mr. Kathwari joined CNBC's Tyler Mathisen during this edition of "Power Lunch" to weigh in on how the world views U.S. businesses. To see his take on the "Corporate Perception Indicator", click here:
5. 2014: Bloomberg Panel Discussion - The New Paradigm of Asian Influence
One of three panelists, Mr. Kathwari participated in this discussion moderated by Bloomberg TV's Scarlet Fu to discuss how Asian leaders are establishing a more influential voice across industries. He , along with others, shared his personal experiences and challenges in breaking social norms.
5. 2014: Mr. Kathwari on MSNBC
Mr. Kathwari was featured on MSNBC's Your Business as part of their Learning from the Pros series. The series asks CEO's of successful companies to share their secrets for success that can help and inspire small business owners and other entrepreneurs. Among other topics, Mr. Kathwari talked about the importance of getting your team on board and why you can't be afraid of change.
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4. 2014 International Rescue Committee Afghanistan Report Launch Panel Discussion
As an Overseer on the Afghanistan Task Force of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mr. Kathwari contributed insight that helped shape a new IRC report entitled, What’s Next for Afghanistan? Beyond 2014: Afghan Voices and Vision. The panel discussion, which took place at the IRC International Headquarters in New York City and included notable humanitarians, dignitaries, and members of the media, highlighted key issues outlined in the report. Click here to read the report.
2. 2014 Farooq Kathwari on Fox Business
Mr. Kathwari recently appeared on Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman, where he discussed the housing market and the current state of business. Click here to view the February 26th interview.
1. 2014 Farooq Kathwari on CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer
Mr. Kathwari had the opportunity to sit down with Jim Cramer on the set of CNBC's Mad Money and discuss recent earnings, consumer confidence and how Ethan Allen is staying relevant in the marketplace - including the company's new On Demand initiative and creating promotions that spark urgency. Click here to see the interview.
12. 2013 Farooq Kathwari on CNBC's Fast Money
Mr. Kathwari appeared on CNBC's Fast Money where he talked with CNBC's Melissa Lee about holiday retail plans, the strength of the housing market, consumer confidence and Ethan Allen's initiatives for 2014. Click here to see the interview.
11. 2013 Farooq Kathwari on CNBC's Squawk on the Street on Black Friday
On Black Friday, Mr. Kathwari sat down with CNBC's Simon Hobbs and Kayla Tausche at the New York Stock Exchange to discuss Ethan Allen's initiatives - including "Black Friday Goes Red" - and the growing loss of credibility of retail pricing during the holiday season. To see the interview, click here.
11. 2013 Farooq Kathwari on CNBC's Squawk Box
Mr. Kathwari appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box where he talked about consumer confidence, The New Eclecticism at Ethan Allen, and the company's migration from a leader in furniture to a leader in home fashion.Click here to watch the interview.
10. 2013 Asia Society Conference - Innovation 2013: From Silicon Valley To China
Innovation – and innovative thinking – were on view at the Tianjin conference, which produced three days of frank dialogue and exchange from leading entrepreneurs, business executives, and policymakers from both China and the West. Mr. Kathwari was invited to speak at the conference, including a keynote discussion on October 31st with the President of the Asia Society, Josette Sheeran, entitled “Creating Innovative Economies in the Pacific Rim: Trends, Opportunties, and Challenges”. Click here to learn more about the event.
10. 2013 Farooq Kathwari appears on Bloomberg TV's Market Makers
Mr. Kathwari spoke with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television's Market Makers today where he shared his "View From Main Street" and discussed consumer confidence and the U.S. economy.Click here to watch the interview.
9. 2013 Global Leadership for Social Impact – Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Mr. Kathwari spoke with students, faculty, and alumni on September 25th as part of the Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Series, in coordination with Dean’s Speaker Series at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. The talk focused on how successful global leaders must address the ways in which their efforts affect local peoples and incorporate social efforts to have a positive impact in the world.
9. 2013 Farooq Kathwari on Bloomberg Market Makers
Mr. Kathwari sat down with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle from Bloomberg TV's Market Makers to discuss factors impacting consumer confidence, the reinvention of the Ethan Allen brand with the launch of The New Eclecticism and the company's commitment to North American manufacturing. Click here to watch the interview.
7. 2013 Farooq Kathwari on Bloomberg's "Street Smart"
Mr. Kathwari joined Bloomberg TV anchors Adam Johnson and Julie Hyman on "Street Smart" where he discussed topics including Ethan Allen's Q4 and FY 2013 earnings, the housing market, Ethan Allen's new direction and immigration reform. Click here to watch the interview.
5. 2013 Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO)
On April 19, Mr. Kathwari was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities, the largest Asian Business Conference in the Southern USA. Kennesaw State University organized the symposium as a platform for business leaders, scholars, diplomats, policymakers, and community leaders to share exchanges and views.
More more information on this event, Click here to watch the video.
12. 2012 Mr. Kathwari on CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer
Mr. Kathwari sat down with Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money to discuss consumer confidence, Ethan Allen's commitment to North American manufacturing, the company's growing international business as well as continued environmental efforts. To see the full interview, click here.
11. 2012 Bloomberg Surveillance
Post election, Mr. Kathwari talked with Bloomberg's Tom Keene, Sara Eisen and Scarlet Fu about investing in American Business and the importance of being relevant and thinking long term in today's economy .
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9. 2012 Farooq Kathwari kicks off Ethan Allen's 80th Year with
Ringing of the NYSE Closing Bell

To kick off Ethan Allen's 80th anniversary, Mr. Kathwari was joined by some of the company's top interior designers, executives from the manufacturing and retail divisions, and longstanding independent retailers for the ringing of the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
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9. 2012 Bloomberg Surveillance
To celebrate Ethan Allen's 80th anniversary, Farooq Kathwari talks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Sara Eisen about US Manufacturing, Ethan Allen's competitive advantage, and the challenges of doing business today. Click here to view the interview.
9. 2012 Fox Business News
Fox Business News anchor Cheryl Casone interviews Farooq Kathwari on Ethan Allen's 80th Anniversary about market conditions, constant reinvention and the company's business outlook.
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8. 2012 Fox Business Network's Markets Now
Mr. Kathwari spoke with Fox Business News anchor Tracy Byrne about how Ethan Allen has transformed itself over 80 years, the growth of its business in China, and how the company continues to keep the focus on quality, value and service.
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5. 2012 CNBC's Squawk on the Street
Mr. Kathwari appeared on CNBC's Squawk on the Street to discuss the company's recent earnings, consumer confidence, his perspective on the housing recovery, and how Ethan Allen is staying relevant in today's market. Click here to watch the May 3rd interview on CNBC.com
   
4. 2012 CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer
Mr. Kathwari sat down with Jim Cramer of Mad Money for an exclusive post earnings interview where they discussed global business and Ethan Allen's long-term growth. Click here to watch the April 24th interview on CNBC.com
   
2.2012 CNBC's "Street Signs"
Mr. Kathwari spoke with Amanda Drury of CNBC's 'Street Signs" during the KeyBanc Capital Markets Consumer Conference in New York on February 29th. He discussed whether signs of life among home builders could signal a recovery in the home furnishings industry.
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2.2012 Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line"
with Mark Crumpton

On February 28th, Mr. Kathwari was interviewed by Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line" with Mark Crumpton. Mr. Kathwari discussed the housing markets effect on Ethan Allen, consumer confidence, and the company's plans for expansion.
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11.2011 World Affairs Council of Jacksonville
Mr. Kathwari spoke on the future of U.S. manufacturing and discussed how Ethan Allen succeeded in keeping manufacturing in the U.S. at the Global Business Luncheon sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. Click here
   
10.2011 The Stern Opportunity, a New York University Stern School of Business publication
In his most recent interview, Mr. Kathwari discusses leadership principles, manufacturing trends, and the unique opportunities that come with globalizing an American brand. To read “From a Hudson Valley Apple Orchard to Urumqi, China,” Click here for full story
   
9.2011 Talking Trade @ FIT
Mr. Kathwari spoke at the Talking Trade @ FIT guest lecture series about "A Day in the Life of a Chief Executive Officer". Hosted by the International Trade & Marketing Department, Mr. Kathwari spoke to students and faculty on Ethan Allen's strategy, goals and business, and the challenges and opportunities faced when running an international organization.
   
9.2011 Fox Business News Countdown to The Closing Bell
Mr. Kathwari appeared on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for a live interview with Fox Business Network's Countdown to the Closing Bell . In a day of changing markets, Mr. Kathwari gave Liz Claman an update on Ethan Allen business and his perspective on boosting the economy long-term. View video
   
8.2011 CNBC Special Report: Markets in Turmoil
In a CNBC special report that aired on Sunday August 14th, Mr. Kathwari commented on home furnishings sales and today's economy. View video

   
6.2011 Bloomberg Enterprise
Mr. Kathwari was recently interviewed on Bloomberg Enterprise, a new program airing on the Bloomberg television network. Bloomberg Enterprise is a full half hour show that focuses on well-known, mid-sized companies in the United States that are rapidly expanding under the leadership of talented CEOs. Bloomberg Enterprise provides a fast-paced, insider's look at these companies – notable for their leadership, structure, products and growth rates – as they build towards one billion dollars in revenue. View video

   
1.2011 CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer
Mad Money host Jim Cramer talks with Mr. Kathwari about Ethan Allen's great quarter and the company's prospects going forward. Click here to watch the January 28th interview on CNBC.com.

   
11.2010 Forbes.com
In Mr. Kathwari ‘s interview, "Business: Keeping Ethan Allen American", Forbes.com reporter Morgan Brennan spoke with Mr. Kathwari about consumer confidence, technology initiatives and Ethan Allen's domestic manufacturing model. View video

   
10.2010 Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" with Betty Liu
On October 29th, Mr. Kathwari was interviewed on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" with Betty Liu. Mr. Kathwari discussed consumer confidence and improving Ethan Allen business in the current environment. View video

   
10.2010 MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show
Mr. Kathwari was interviewed on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan show, where he shared his perspective on the state of the economy and improving the job market. Click here to view the October 1st interview.

   
9.2010 CNBC: Countdown to the President
Leading up to President Obama's televised Town Hall meeting, Mr. Kathwari was interviewed on CNBC's Squawk Box and Squawk on the Street. Mr. Kathwari, one of a trio of CEO's, weighed in on President Obama's economic policies and on doing business in America today. Click here to view the September 20th interviews

   
4.2010 PBS Nightly Business Report
In the continuing series "Shop Talk," NBR's Erika Miller uncovers and analyzes the strategies specific firms have adopted to achieve success in the retail sector. On April 28th, Shop Talk turned its focus to Farooq Kathwari and Ethan Allen. Erika Miller spent the day with Mr. Kathwari discussing what sets Ethan Allen apart in business today. Click here to view the video.
   
12.2009 White House Jobs Summits (CSPAN)
On December 3rd, 2009, Kathwari attends White House Jobs Summit, where CEOs, business owners, and opinion leaders share ideas on growing the economy and creating more jobs for Americans. President Obama calls on Kathwari to give his thoughts.
   
9.2009 CNBC Special: "One Year Later: The Week that Shook the world"
On September 14 Mr. Kathwari appeared on this CNBC special and offered his perspective on business one year since the fall of the Lehman brothers. Click here to view the video.
   
10.2008 CNBC: Crisis in Confidence
Discussing why the bailout is important to help Main Street, with Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen chairman & CEO and CNBC's Melissa Francis. Click here to view the video.
   
5.2008 Commencement Speech at Western Connecticut State University
WSCU presented Farooq Kathwari with an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his humanitarian efforts to bring peace to areas of conflict. In selecting Mr. Kathwari as speaker for the commencemt, WSCU President, Dr. Schmotter, said, "Farooq Kathwari is one of America's most successful, thoughtful business leaders. His compelling observations on the nature of globalization and its impact on businesses, society and individual lives and careers have received acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. I know he will share this wisdom with our graduates, and I can't think of a better way to send them out to face the opportunities and challenges that await them in our interconnected 21st-century world."
To read the transcript of Mr. Kathwari's speech, "Entering a Globalized World: Challenges and Opportunities", click here.
   
9.2007 CSIS Commission on Smart Power
The CSIS Commission on Smart Power, a high-level commission tasked with developing a “smarter, more secure America”, hosted a discussion with Mr. Kathwari to get his leadership insights on how to build America as a preferred brand.
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6. 2007 Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Task Force Report
Mr. Kathwari, along with his co-chair Lynn Martin, released the findings of their independent Task Force Report, titled, "Strengthening America: The Civic and Political Integration of Muslim Americans, 2007" Click here to read the full report.
   
5.2007 American Committee on Foreign Relations 12th Annual National Conference
Mr. Kathwari was the keynote speaker at the ACFR's 12th annual national conference held May 10 - 11 in Washington, DC. Click here to read his comments.
   
2.2007 New York University
Mr. Kathwari gave a lecture at NYU on the subject "Islamic Ethical Principles and Globalization: A Path to Partnership Between America and the Islamic World." The lecture was organized by Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West and the Stern School of Business. Click here to read his comments.
   
2.2007 PBS’s The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer / Feb. 6
Mr. Kathwari appeared on the show as part of a series of one-on-one conversations with key leaders about the consequences of globalization.
   
10.2006 United States Institute of Peace
Mr. Kathwari spoke at a public forum on plans and prospects for peace in Kashmir
   
9.2006 Clinton Global Initiative / 2006 Annual Meeting
Mr. Kathwari participated as a panel member in a discussion moderated by the Honorable Mary Robinson, titled “Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict: Meeting the Challenge of Coexistence: Living in Integrated Communities
   
5.10-11.2006 Pugwash Conference / Islamabad, Pakistan
Mr. Kathwari offered comments during a workshop on prospects for self-governance in Jammu and Kashmir
   
12.25.2003 Commencement Speaker at Lahore University of Management Sciences
Mr. Kathwari spoke at the Lahore University of Management Sciences Convocation in Lahore, Pakistan, offering his thoughts to the graduating students on the role present and future leaders must play in shaping the debate for the future. Click to read his comments
   
5.16-19.2003 Pugwash Conference / Geneva, Switzerland
Mr. Kathwari presented a paper on Kashmir: A road map to peace