Indonesia and Southeast Asia: The Role of ASEAN in Regional Development
Event: September 21, 2011, San Francisco
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Cost: Free; Reservations recommended. Please call (415) 422-6828.
Sponsored by: USF Center for the Pacific Rim and the Consulate General of Indonesia
Co-sponsors: The Asia Foundation, USF School of Management California Asia Business Council
ASEAN, which comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia, has a combined gross domestic products of around US$1.8 trillion and a population of more than 500 million. Indonesia, which chairs ASEAN this year, is seeking to raise its global profile through its efforts in the organization. With its economy booming and its transformation to full democracy, Indonesia has ambitions of playing a greater role regionally and globally.
Speaker: His Excellency I Gede Ngurah Swajaya is Indonesia’s Ambassador to ASEAN. Ambassador Swajaya is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the former Indonesian ambassador to Cambodia. He has served as Indonesia’s Delegate to ASEAN Ministerial Meetings and Summits, as chair of numerous ASEAN organizations, including the ASEAN Working Group on Counter Terrorism, ASEAN Working Group Combating Corruption, Working Group on Extradition, and as advisor to important policy decisions including the ASEAN Charter and the Kyoto Protocol.
Moderator: Ambassador James Rosenthal, Vice Chair, Center for the Pacific Rim Advisory Board
Discussant: Shalendra D. Sharma, Ph. D., USF Professor of Politics
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