Past Event

Imperfect Partners: The United States and Southeast Asia

April 19, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Scot Marciel, Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University and Former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia and Myanmar

Moderator: Ann Marie Murphy, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar; Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University

This event will discuss U.S.-Southeast Asian relations with Ambassador Scot Marciel, the former United States Ambassador to Indonesia and Myanmar. The talk will be based on his new book which will be released on March 15, 2023 entitled Imperfect Partners: the United States and Southeast Asia.

Imperfect Partners is a unique hybrid – part memoir, part foreign policy study of U.S. relations with Southeast Asia, a critically important region that has become the central arena in the global U.S.-China competition. From the People Power revolt in the Philippines to the opening of diplomatic relations with Vietnam, from building a partnership with newly democratic Indonesia to responding to genocide in Myanmar and coups in Thailand, Scot Marciel was present and involved. His direct involvement and deep knowledge of the region, along with his extensive policymaking work in Washington, allows him to bring to life the complexities and realities of key events and U.S. responses, along with rare insights into U.S. foreign policy decision-making and the work of American diplomats in the field.

This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and cosponsored by the New York Southeast Asia Network, the Japan Research Program, and China and the World Program.


  • To attend this event in-person, please register HERE. *Please note that non-CUID holders need to show proof of their primary series and one booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • To attend this event online, please register HERE.

Contact Information

Julie Kwan

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Imperfect Partners: The United States and Southeast Asia