ONLINE! Singapore-United States Relations and Geopolitics and Opportunities in the Indo-Pacific Region
Date(s): April 8, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST
The International Student House of Washington, DC is pleased to invite members of the Association of Women in International Trade to a special off-the-record briefing with His Excellency Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States.
As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Singapore has been highly successful at developing a strong free-market economy based on trade and innovation, despite limited natural and human resources. In fact, the Index of Economic Freedom ranks Singapore as the second freest country in which to do business. Yet, Singapore, like many other countries, faces challenges with shifting geopolitics, global health threats, and a changing climate. Join Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri for a discussion on Singapore - United States relations and geopolitics and opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region.
- His Excellency Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States.
International Student House of Washington, DC
1825 R St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle (Red Line)
Note: This event is open to WIIT members only.
Ambassador Ashok 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, Mr. Mirpuri joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1984. In 1994, he was appointed Director of MFA's Southeast Asia Directorate. In 1997, Mr. Mirpuri was seconded to Shell International Ltd in the United Kingdom as Corporate Advisor to the 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).
Mr. Mirpuri graduated with an honors 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 Programme for Executive Development at the Institute for Management Development, Switzerland, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.