U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel will present a program on “Understanding Indonesia” at 10 a.m. Friday at the DCA building in Deltaville in the next program in the Great Decisions series, America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.
Despite its large size, Indonesia remains virtually invisible to most Americans. But as one of the world’s largest democracies, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, and as an economic driver, why does it fly below the radar? What are current issues in U.S.-Indonesian relations, and what role can the country play in Asia?
Marciel is an American diplomat and served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs until February 2016. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the United States Ambassador to Myanmar (formerly Burma) on Jan. 28, 2016. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia from August 2010 until July 2013.
The career U.S. Foreign Service Officer currently works as a Visiting Scholar ...
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