Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) is an autonomous, multidisciplinary and non-partisan institution established in January/March 2013. It is a non-governmental and non-commercial organization administered by a Board of Governors under a Chairperson (Ross Masood Husain) and administered by a Management Committee headed by a President / Executive Director (Dr. Zafar Iqbal Cheema)
SVI intends to project strategic foresights on issues of national and international importance through dispassionate, impartial, and independent research, analyses, and studies. The primary focus of the SVI is to provide a framework of professional expertise, doctrinal wisdom and foresight that is indispensable for discreet formulation and successful management of politico-economic, diplomatic, and military dimensions of state policies.
The rationale of SVI originates from the imperative of cultivating adequate professional expertise to cope with the growingly complex strategic environment for policy formulation and decision-making process in all fields of national and international politics.
SVI serves as a Debating Forum for Diverse Perspectives.
The Seminar - Capacity Building Workshop was conducted on the following pattern:
Strategic Vision Institute is organizing a three (3) day capacity building workshop/seminar on National Security, Deterrence and Regional Stability in South Asia. Seminar series will be held in the morning sessions from 9.30 AM to 1.00 PM on each day followed by the workshop from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM for mid-career media persons, academic scholars and young civilian / military officers. The workshop attendees will be required to attend the morning seminar series as participants. The aforesaid participants will need a prior registration with the SVI to attend both sessions of the capacity building workshop. Registered participants will be awarded certificates on the basis of prior registration and full attendance. The seminar will be based upon presentations by senior professional experts followed by an extensive debate and discussion. Registered participants will be required to submit written summaries and participate in simulation exercise at end of each day’s session. This criterion is not obligatory for general audience. Selected members of the Islamabad elite will be invited to participate in the seminar. Mainly three broad issues will be covered in the seminar series:
- National Security Imperatives of South Asia
- Contemporary Nuclear Debate: Policy and Doctrinal Postures
- Deterrence Equilibrium and Strategic Stability in South Asia