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Singapore’s Soft Power Examined at Next First Monday

Ashok Kumar Mirpuri

Amb. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri (Embassy of Singapore)

17 May 2015. Singapore’s soft power programs will be the focus of the next First Monday Forum, on 1 June 2015 at 12 noon, and held at AFSA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The speaker at the event is Ambassador to the U.S. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, who is expected to discuss Singapore’s transition to a first world nation, and how its diplomacy reflected this transition. Amb. Mirpuri began his appointment in Washington in July 2012. Prior to this assignment, he served as ambassador to Indonesia from 2006 to 2012, high commissioner to Malaysia from 2002 to 2006, and high commissioner to Australia from 2000 to 2002.

First Monday forums are a joint project of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and Public Diplomacy Council. The event takes place on Monday, 1 June at 12 noon, at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E Street NW, Washington DC (Foggy Bottom metro). Sandwiches and refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but advance registrations by e-mail are required: FirstMondayForum [dot] RSVP [at] gmail [dot] com. Mark your calendars for the following First Monday Forums on 6 July and 3 August.

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