Why ASEAN Matters: A panel discussion with U.S. Ambassadors to Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines

This Friday, October 2nd, the Foster School’s Global Business Center and Jackson School’s SE Asia Center will be hosting four U.S. Ambassadors to SE Asian economies (Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines) for a panel discussion and reception.

The Association of SE Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the 4th largest export market for the United States and the 5th largest trading partner. Trade with ASEAN supports more than 600,000 American jobs, and U.S. companies have more invested in ASEAN than any other country in Asia, and more than in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries combined.

Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to join this free event:

When: October 2, 2015, 2-6pm
 (Panel: 2-4pm, Reception: 4-6pm)
Where: Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall

The Speakers Include:

photo 1The Honorable Robert O. Blake, Jr. has served as US ambassador to Indonesia since November 2013. Previously, he served as assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs and as ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives. He holds a BA from Harvard College and an MA from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

FeldmanAlexander Feldman has been the president and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council since 2009. He previously served as assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of International Information Programs and as a senior adviser to the undersecretary of commerce for international trade. He has been involved in the ASEAN region for over 25 years in a career spanning both the public and private sectors. Find him on twitter: @Feld33

GoldbergThe Honorable Philip S. Goldberg has served as US ambassador to the Philippines since November 2013. Previously, he served as assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, coordinator for implementation of UNSC Resolution 1874 on North Korea, and ambassador to Bolivia. He holds a BA from Boston University. Find him on twitter: @AMBGoldberg

OsiusThe Honorable Ted Osius has served as US ambassador to Vietnam since November 2014. He was previously at the National War College, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and served as deputy chief of mission in Indonesia and political minister-counselor in India, among others. He holds a BA from Harvard and an MS from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Find him on twitter: @TedOsius

Joseph Y. YunThe Honorable Joseph Y. Yun has served as US ambassador to Malaysia since September 2013. Previously, he served as the principal deputy assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Diplomatic postings include the Republic of Korea, Thailand, France, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Wales.

Questions? Contact the Global Business Center [email protected]