Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
USINDO Event Room
1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 550, Washington D.C., 20036
|The United States-Indonesia Society and the US-Philippines Society cordially invite you to join us as author and veteran Asia hand Margaret Sullivan discusses her new book, Fragments From a Mobile Life, imparting her rich and memorable experiences from Indonesia and the Philippines during their formative times.
Ms. Sullivan’s Foreign Service family first encountered Indonesia in 1965 when her husband Dan served on the Indonesia Desk at the State Department. They moved to the emerging “New Order” Jakarta in 1967 and lived there until 1971. They were then posted to Cebu City, Philippines until 1974. Margaret returned to Cebu for the 1986 snap election that resulted in the fall of Marcos and Cory Aquino’s “People Power” presidency.
Later, in Washington, she helped coordinate cultural events in observance of the Philippine Centennial in 1998. Following the 2004 tsunami, she coordinated a major USINDO disaster rehabilitation project that established the University of Syiah Kuala Lab School, which operates successfully today.
From the era of Indonesia’s New Order, through the Philippines’ Martial Law and democracy period, to post-tsunami redevelopment in Aceh, Ms. Sullivan offers her keen observations and wisdom about history, culture, intercultural understanding, and interesting people — plus some of the delicious food she encountered along the way.
Please join us for this rich glimpse into Asia’s history from the perspective of an insightful participant and cross-cultural professional. Copies of Fragments From a Mobile Life will be available for purchase ($25.00) and signing by the author.
This event is co-organized by the United States-Indonesia Society and the US-Philippines Society