NEW YORK, September 24, 2014 - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh explains how, given the shifting nature of Southeast Asian regional affairs, his country needs to balance its relationship with China and the United States, and how it can contribute to a more stable and prosperous Asia Pacific. In conjunction with the 2014 United Nations General Assembly. (1 hr., 11 min.)
Pham Binh Minh
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh.
Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany and Thailand. Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.
Josette Sheeran is the eleventh Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Jacques Diouf in November 2006, and began her tenure April 2007. Prior to this post, she served as the United States Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs in the State Department since August 2005.