The Honorable Surin Pitsuwan, foreign minister for the Kingdom of Thailand, will deliver an address "The Good News from Asia - After the Meltdown" at 6:45 pm on Thursday, October 29, 1998 at Claremont McKenna College's Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth Street in Claremont.
Dr. Pitsuwan has played an integral role directing Thai trade and economic policy during the current Asian economic crisis. Furthermore, Dr. Pitsuwan continues to steer Thailand's foreign policy in the wake of ongoing political instability in neighboring countries and China's growing influence over the region. He has served in the Thai parliament since 1986. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College (1972) and Harvard University.
This event is part of a three day conference taking place October 28th through the 30th on Media in the Asia Pacific: Press and Politics in Economic Crisis. The conference is sponsored by Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College's Pacific Basin Institute, and UCLA's Asian Pacific Media Network.
For a complete schedule of conference events or to schedule an interview with Dr. Pitsuwan, call conference director Alfred Balitzer at (909) 482-0820.
Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college, educating responsible leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.