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Distinguished panel to discuss Asia at public forum

STANFORD -- A roundtable discussion featuring members of the Advisory Council to Stanford's Institute for International Studies, "Asia: The View from Within," will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Kresge Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the community. It is part of the fourth annual meeting of the IIS Advisory Council, made up of current and former leaders from throughout the globe.

Taking part in the roundtable discussion will be George P. Shultz, former U.S. secretary of state, current chairman of the Advisory Council and distinguished fellow of the Hoover Institution; Michael Armacost, the Walter H. Shorenstein Visiting Professor at the Asia/Pacific Research Center and former U.S. ambassador to Japan; Robert Hawke, former prime minister of Australia and currently visiting professor at the University of Sydney; Tommy T.B. Koh, the ambassador- at-large of the ministry of foreign affairs of Singapore who is in residence at the Institute for International Studies as the Arthur and Frank Payne Distinguished Lecturer; Yotaro Kobayashi, chairman and chief executive officer of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. in Japan; and Wu Xueqian, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Consultative Conference.



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