Urgent Update

Due to the massive snowstorm hitting Washington D.C. on Friday and Saturday, the ABC's Keynote Speaker Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Royal Thai Embassy, is unable to make it to Ann Arbor for his keynote speech opening the conference.

We regret this disappointment, but are pleased to announce a replacement Keynote Panel featuring six University of Michigan Asian Studies faculty experts who will address the conference theme of "Asia - Leading Global Recovery?" They are:

- Kenneth Mori McElwain, Political Science (Japan)
- Bradley Farnsworth, Business (China)
- Mary Gallagher, Political Science (China)
- Nicholas Howson, Law (China)
- John Ciorciari, Public Policy (Southeast Asia)
- Linda Lim, Business (India, and Moderator)

We hope you will join us for what will be a lively discussion. Other sessions of the conference will proceed as scheduled.