Advancing Friendships and Partnerships in Southeast Asia
The Honorable David Adelman, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore
The Honorable David Carden, U.S. Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
The Honorable Scot Marciel, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia
The Honorable Daniel Shields, U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam
David D. Arnold, President, The Asia Foundation
Monday, June 6th, 2011
6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
World Affairs Council Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Since President Obama‚Äôs assumption of office, he and Secretary Clinton have signaled their interest in strengthening economic and political relations throughout Asia. The US has important interests in Southeast Asia, and the Administration has expanded U.S. ties with multilateral organizations in the region, particularly the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN member states are important partners for U.S. diplomatic and security efforts in the region, America‚Äôs 4th largest export market. What role does the U.S. diplomatic corps have in expanding political and economic partnerships in this critical region? What policies can be advanced to strengthen US relations with individual countries and the relationship with the ASEAN community as a whole? Please join a panel of U.S. Ambassadors to the region as they address these questions.