China and Its Neighbors: A Lecture/Discussion with Ambassador Darryl N. Johnson
Tuesday, May 21, 7pm
The World Speaker Forum is pleased to announce its second program with Ambassador Darryl N. Johnson, who will share his insights and observations on the second biggest economy in the world, China, in light of the appointment of its new government leadership. He will discuss its economic and security relations with neighboring countries, the need for multilateral cooperation and the impact of its rapid rise.
Ambassador Johnson has had a long and distinguished career as a Foreign Service Officer, culminating in his service as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. His previous assignments included Mumbai, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beijing and Warsaw. He served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, was the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, and held a variety of positions in Washington D.C. He speaks Thai, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Polish and some Lithuanian.
Registration required or call Kirkland Library, 425.822.2459. Seating is limited based on availability.
The World Speaker Forum is a series of lectures by people who have lived, worked and traveled abroad sharing their first-hand experiences in different parts of the world. For more information, please visit www.worldspeakerforum.org.
Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Kirkland.