Book Launch of East-West Center Researchers is a Success

Dr. Chia Siow Yue of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and Dr. Michael G. Plummer (RSI 88, 89; IEP 95; VPRE 96; Wash 07; USAPC 08) of the East-West Center conducted the first comprehensive study of the potential of the ASEAN Economic Community along with a group of researchers from the region. The study was undertaken at the request of the ASEAN Secretariat and prepared through the ASEAN-US Technical Assistance and Training Facility, a joint program of the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of State.

At the ASEAN-US Leaders Meeting, Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN, presented a copy of "Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community" to President Barack Obama.

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