San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Trade Development Alliance and the World Affairs Council Present:
Markets in Flux: Ukraine, Thailand and Venezuela
Associate Professor of International Studies and Director, Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington
Ambassador Darryl Johnson
Former United States Ambassador to Thailand
Vice President and Country Manager Latin America/Canada/Spain/Portugal, USBank N.A
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
City University of Seattle
521 Wall St., Vancouver Room, Downtown Seattle
Complimentary For Members
$20 for Non-Members
Ukraine emerged as an unexpected flashpoint of geopolitical struggle this March. As Ukraine's new government tried to restore order, it faces the challenge of governing a country where instability is the norm, not the exception.
Thailand has faced months of protests against Prime Minister Yingluck Shiniwatra, ignited by a failed amnesty bill that would have allowed former leader Thaksin Shinawatra to return to politics. The protests reflect deep divisions within the country between mainly rural areas that support the government and the middle-class championing change.
Over a decade ago, strikes rocked Venezuela’s oil industry. Since then, the government has done much to increase standards of living. According to the World Bank, poverty in Venezuela shrank by over 20% in 2012, the largest decline of any country in Latin America. Yet Venezuela now faces economic decline and protests against President Nicolas Maduro, the successor of Hugo Chavez.
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Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
The mission of the Trade Alliance is to promote the Greater Seattle region in international markets, connect the region—its businesses and organizations--to those markets, bring the region together to be more successful internationally and to educate our region on the importance of international business broadly defined. To this end, the Trade Alliance enhances the identity of Greater Seattle in world markets by convening regional stakeholders, executing outbound missions, hosting inbound delegations, producing marketing publications, organizing educational programming, and other activities.