Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “The Impact of the War in Syria on Southeast Asia,” with His Excellency K. Shanmugam and Lieutenant General (ret.) Terry Wolff on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY
              
“The Impact of the War in Syria on Southeast Asia,” a conversation with His Excellency K. Shanmugam and Lieutenant General (ret.) Terry Wolff, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Speakers
His Excellency Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam
Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Republic of Singapore
 
Lieutenant General (ret.) Terry Wolff
Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
 
Moderator
Vali Nasr
Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS
 
Time and Date
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Location
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
 
Register
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
sande100@jhu.edu
 
About the Speakers
 
His Excellency Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam is the Minister for Home Affairs and the Minister for Law for the Republic of Singapore. He also served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from May 2011 to September 2015.
 
Shanmugam studied law at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1985. He went into private practice and became one of the senior partners and head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution at Allen & Gledhill LLP.  In 1998, he was appointed a Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore at the age of 38, one of the youngest lawyers to be so appointed. Shanmugam was appointed a Cabinet Minister in May 2008.
 
Lieutenant General (ret.) Terry Wolff became the Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL in November 2015, after taking a leave of absence from the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. Wolff previously served as the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5 for the Joint Staff from September 2011 until December 2013. He retired in February 2014, after completing over 34 years of service.
 
Wolff commanded at every level from platoon to armored division. He spent nearly 10 years in Germany, and served three tours in Iraq commanding the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, and the United States Division-Center. Seven of the last 10 years were spent in Washington, DC working military strategy and policy matters as well as interagency affairs: first on the Joint Staff as a Colonel; next on the National Security Council as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Iraq and Afghanistan; and then with the Joint Staff J-5.
 
Commissioned from the Military Academy in 1979 with a BS in Engineering, Wolff has Masters Degrees in International Affairs from Catholic University, the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth and the Naval War College.
 
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
 
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
 
For more information, visit sais-jhu.edu or @SAISHopkins
 
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Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017