We are so excited to invite you at Asia House for a fascinating event discussion regarding Southeast Asia, which takes places on Wednesday 13 June 2018.
Southeast Asia at first glance is a region rich in culture and resources and has one of the world’s fastest growing economics. However, this is set against the backdrop of decades of ethnic and political insurgencies. Despite the remarkable achievements of growth and prosperity, many South-East Asian nations have been affected by conflict and injustice.
Michael Vatikiotis examines this contradiction and conundrum in his latest book, which is appropriately named Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia. Vatikiotis has lived the region for three decades, is a former editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and is the current Regional Director of Asia for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
Asia House is delighted to host Michael Vatikiotis who will be in conversation with best-selling author and journalist Lionel Shriver. They will be exploring the contradictions of Southeast Asia as well as the trends in leadership, politics and society.
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