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Prospects for U.S-Southeast Asia Relations with Singaporean Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri

  • Thu, November 30, 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Preti Flaherty, 1 City Center, Portland, ME 04101


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Buffet dinner with Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri in Falmouth will follow the program.

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Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri

The Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the United States

Speaking on

Prospects for U.S-Southeast Asia Relations     

Thursday, November 30th at 5:00 PM
5:00-5:30: Reception
5:35-5:45: Introduction of Ambassador by Kathleen Sutherland, President of WACM
5:45-6:15: Talk
6:15-6:30: Questions and answers

at Preti Flaherty ,1 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 
Refreshments generously provided by Preti Flaherty

A buffet dinner with Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri will follow the program at the home of a member in Falmouth. This portion of the evening is for members of the World Affairs Council of Maine for an extra $20. Space is limited.
Amb. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri took up his appointment as Singapore's Ambassador to the United States of America in July 2012. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Ambassador to Indonesia from 2006 to 2012, High Commissioner to Malaysia from 2002 to 2006 and High Commissioner to Australia from 2000 to 2002.

 A career diplomat, Mirpuri joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1984. In 1994, he was appointed Director of MFA's Policy Planning & Analysis Directorate I (Southeast Asia). In 1997, Mirpuri was seconded to Shell International Ltd in the United Kingdom as Corporate Advisor (Asia Pacific). He was subsequently assigned to the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta in 1998 as Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, having previously served in Jakarta as First Secretary (Political).

Mirpuri graduated with an honours degree from the National University of Singapore. He received his MA at the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies under a Raffles Scholarship. He attended the Program for Executive Development at the Institute for Management Development, Switzerland, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA.

Thank you to our host Preti Flaherty

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