FCI has the pleasure to introduce the keynote speaker of the 51st Annual Meeting taking place from 9 to 14 June 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Michael Vatikiotis.
Michael Vatikiotis, private diplomat, conflict mediator and author, has over a decade of experience working as a private diplomat and conflict mediator; prior to that he worked as a journalist in Asia for thirty years, working for the BBC and then as editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review.
Vatikiotis joined the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in 2005 and has worked on promoting and facilitating dialogue in armed conflict around Asia.
His latest book, Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia, was published in Summer 2017 to great acclaim, and glowing reviews.
His keynote speech will touch on his experiences in Asia and the regional evolution of SE Asia, with Vietnam at its core.
We invite you to register to join this important event. The detailed agenda of the conference can be found here.
Please register before 10 May on the FCI website.