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Club Lunch: Reinvigorating Democracy in Asia and Beyond

LUNCH TALK
Reinvigorating Democracy in Asia and Beyond
 

SPEAKER
Derek Mitchell
President, National Democratic Institute; former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:10pm – Address
1st Floor
 

Authoritarianism may be on the rise – but democracy also remains resilient. Speaking in Hong Kong after stops in Nepal and Myanmar (Burma), former Ambassador Derek Mitchell will discuss reinvigorating democracy in Asia and globally. In an era when authoritarian regimes are weaponizing corrosive disinformation and peddling the myth that economic success is equated with totalitarian rule, Ambassador Mitchell will draw on his experience in and out of government to make the case for investing in democracy.
Derek Mitchell is president of NDI, a non-partisan, non-governmental organization that works to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. From 2012-2016, Mitchell served as US Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) – the first in 22 years. Prior to this appointment, Mitchell was Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mitchell received a Master of Arts in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.

 

Club Lunch
Speaker: Ambassador Derek Mitchell
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
12:30pm
Dining Room and Verandah
Menu
Poached Shrimps & Green Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette
Japanese Miso Soup with Sweet corn, Tofu & Seaweed
Teriyaki Beef Rolls with Enoki Mushroom
Steamed Rice, Sautéed Cabbage, Carrots, Shimeji Mushroom
OR
Roasted Salmon Fillet with Sea Salt
Steamed Rice, Sautéed Cabbage, Carrost, Shimeji Mushroom and Yuzu Mayo
Chocolate Mousse
Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian Menu
Green Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette and Japanese Pickles
Japanese Miso Soup with Sweet Corn, Tofu & Seaweed
Vegetable Linguine in Tomato Sauce
Chocolate Mousse
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances

 

Speaker: Derek Mitchell,President, National Democratic Institute; former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar