A Conversation with Surin Pitsuwan

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Surin Pitsuwan
Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Stanley Roth
Vice President, International Government Relations, The Boeing Company

In the midst of a ratification process of a charter proposed in January 2007, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is on the cusp of new challenges and opportunities. Join ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan for a discussion of changes within ASEAN, the future of U.S.-ASEAN relations, and the shifting role of ASEAN as an international institution.

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