AMI Monthly Seminar_April Zoom Meeting  

Former US Ambassador Scot Marciel

in conversation with

AMI President Nicholas Coppel 

This seminar will be a virtual event, online via Zoom. 

Date: April 29, 2024 (Monday)   
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 06:00 – 07:00 PM AEST Time (14:30-15:30 Myanmar/Yangon Time)
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Meeting ID: 822 3985 4634

Passcode: 198879

This month’s webinar is a pre-recorded discussion between former US Ambassador to Myanmar (2016-2020) Scot Marciel and AMI’s own former Australian Ambassador to Myanmar (2015-2018) Nicholas Coppel. The launchpad for the conversation will be the Myanmar chapters in Ambassador Marciel’s recently published book Imperfect Partners – The United States and Southeast Asia.

Scot Marciel is currently the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, California. A retired career diplomat, Ambassador Marciel also served as US Ambassador to Indonesia (2010-2013) with earlier assignments in Turkey, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Brazil and the Philippines.

In addition to the assignments noted above, he has served in senior roles in the State Department in Washington, including as Director of the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia, Director of the Office of Mainland Southeast Asia, and Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs.  He also was Deputy Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
Mr. Marciel earned an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BA in International Relations from the University of California at Davis.

Owing to the time difference between Melbourne and the US West Coast, Ambassador Marciel will not be available to participate in our regular question and answer session. There will be a live questions and comments session with Nicholas Coppel (speaking in his own capacity only) following the broadcast interview.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking. Questions can be posed using the chat function.  The whole seminar will be uploaded later on the AMI website and Facebook page.