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Former Pak president Musharraf on US lecture tour early next year.

Byline: ANI

Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf General Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرويز مشرف) (born August 11 1943) is President of Pakistan and the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army who came to power in wake of a coup d'etat.  will embark on a lecture tour in the US from early next year, with his first speaking engagement to take place at the World Affairs Council World Affairs Council may refer to:
  • World Affairs Councils of America, a non-profit, non-partisan umbrella organization for world affairs councils throughout the United States
 of Western Michigan
This article is about the Western Michigan region. For the university, see Western Michigan University

Western Michigan, also known as West Michigan, is a region of the U.S. state of Michigan.
 at Grand Rapids on 14 January.

The occasion will be the 59th anniversary dinner of the world council.

The subject that Musharraf would speak on is, however, not clear yet.

According to the Daily Times, members of the Council will be paying 125 dollars and non-members 150 dollars for the privilege of hearing the former Pakistani president.

The Council was formed in 1949 by a group of community leaders in Grand Rapids who believed an organisation dedicated to international topics and American foreign policy issues was necessary in order to combat the isolationism isolationism

National policy of avoiding political or economic entanglements with other countries. Isolationism has been a recurrent theme in U.S. history. It was given expression in the Farewell Address of Pres.
 in this area following World War II.

Since then, the Council has been "dedicated to educating people in western Michigan about other countries, cultures and regions of the world, as well as providing a forum for discussion of critical foreign policy issues facing this country", added the paper. (ANI)

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