U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN David Carden to Host Youth-Focused Twitter Q&A

Twitter LogoU.S. Ambassador to ASEAN David Carden announces his second Twitter Q&A session, this one focused on ASEAN’s 250 million young people.  Join him on Tuesday, February 12 as he hosts“Great Expectations: The Youth of ASEAN” and answers questions on a wide variety of youth-related topics, submitted from across the ASEAN region. The event will be held at the following times:

14:30           Rangoon

15:00           Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane

16:00           Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore

Young people in the United States and those in ASEAN have a great deal in common.  Both are entrepreneurial and tech savvy, becoming major drivers of their countries’ economies.  Both are increasingly concerned about the environment, human rights, security, and helping those in need. Both are diverse, made up of young men and women with different backgrounds and beliefs.  These are the reasons the United States supports so many youth-oriented programs in ASEAN, such as the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP), the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP), the Brunei-US English Language Program, MTV EXIT’s anti-Human Trafficking events, and the U.S. ASEAN Fulbright Initiative, among others.

This is a great opportunity for young people to engage directly with the United States’ top diplomat to ASEAN.  To participate, follow the U.S. Mission to ASEAN on Twitter at @USMission2ASEAN, and tweet your questions using the hash tag #USASEAN.  Questions may be submitted at any time – the earlier, the better – and Amb. Carden will answer as many as he can during the 45-minute event.

For those unable to attend, the entire Q&A session will be posted to the U.S. Mission to ASEAN’s storify.com page immediately after the event.