Speaker Series: David Carden, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN

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A Presentation by David Carden, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN
U.S. – ASEAN Relations
Location: Korean Studies Auditorium; UHM
When: Friday, October 26, 11:45 P.M. 


The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council invite you to a talk with U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), David L. Carden.

Recently, the U.S. and ASEAN have redoubled engagement on many issues. Political and security discussions have focused on the role of the United States in maintaining peace and stability in the region, nuclear nonproliferation, regional security issues, and the Korean Peninsula. Economic
engagement has seen the successful establishment of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement. U.S.-ASEAN development cooperation has also focused on capacity building efforts in technology, education, disaster management, human rights, and trade facilitation.

Ambassador Carden will be giving a 30 minute talk titled, “U.S.-ASEAN Relations” followed by a 30-45 minute Q&A session.


Ambassador David L. Carden was sworn in as the United States’ first resident Ambassador to ASEAN in March, 2011. He officially assumed his duty on April 26, 2011 after presenting his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Prior to being confirmed as Ambassador, he was a partner at Jones Day, a leading international law firm.

More info about Ambassador Carden is on the United States Mission to ASEAN’s official site.

Event Sponsor:

Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Co-sponsored by The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council

For more information, please contact The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at cseas@hawaii.edu.

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