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Book Launch: Pandemics & Public Value Management

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Concept Note

CASS Director (Economic Affairs & National Development) Dr Usman W Chohan’s fourth book, Pandemics & Public Value Management, explores various facets of the COVID-19 pandemic using Public Value Theory (PVT). The aim of this hybrid book launch event, conducted in-person (at CASS) and virtually, was to invite a select group of leading scholars from Canada, Italy, Pakistan and the United States to:

  • discuss PVT in the pandemic’s context and vice versa; and,
  • critique and provide comments on the book itself.


Event Press release


This article is published at CASS Website. CASS ( “Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies”) is an independent think tank located in Islamabad, Pakistan. CASS is unique in its specialization of Aerospace, as the only think tank in Pakistan to carry out systematic research in the domain. The aerospace sector is a key driver behind globalization, playing a pivotal role in national security, economic development and in supporting long-term economic growth to facilitate a country’s integration into the global economy.