Expanding Economic Connectivity in Greater Central Asia
The Asia Society Policy Institute is pleased to present a special program, “Expanding Economic Connectivity in Greater Central Asia,” featuring the Honorable U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and high-level government officials invited from the region. While security issues and challenges abound across this region, so too do great opportunities for economic connectivity and growth along what many are calling “The New Silk Road.” Our top-flight speakers will review current efforts to promote development of a stable, secure, and prosperous Central and South Asia.
Join us for a signature moment during this season of programming associated with the 2014 sessions of the United Nations General Assembly. A continental breakfast will be served.
William J. Burns has served as Deputy Secretary of State since July 2011. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, Career Ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become Deputy Secretary. Ambassador Burns served from 2008 until 2011 as Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He was Ambassador to Russia from 2005 until 2008, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2001 until 2005, and Ambassador to Jordan from 1998 until 2001.
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