Election Talk - 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections Discussion Series


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CRCE Event: No
Start Date: Thursday 15-Mar-12 07:00 PM
End Date: Thursday 15-Mar-12 08:30 PM
Registration Start Date: Thursday 16-Feb-12 12:00 AM
Registration End Date: Wednesday 14-Mar-12 04:00 PM
Event Sponsor: ---
Speaker: Steven R. Okun

Join us for what is sure to be an insightful introductory talk. The first of 3 upcoming talks, this will be an informal, open discussion on the upcoming US Presidential elections. The night will include a discussion of the Republican primaries to date and a review of the possible strategies leading into the general election this year for both the Democrats and the Republicans. Expert analysis will also be provided live from Washington, giving their perspectives on the campaigns to date.

The discussion will be led by AmCham’s Immediate Past Chairman Steve Okun, a political veteran prior to his posting to Singapore. Mr. Okun worked on every Presidential campaign from 1988-2000, and also served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton. He has served as an election analyst for Channel NewsAsia and provied commentary for CNBC, and has provided presentations on the 2008 campaign throughout Southeast Asia, including at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). 

This is a joint event with AmCham. Price includes 2 free drinks (beer/wine) and canapés.

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Speaker Steven R. Okun
Mr. Steven R. Okun joined KKR in February 2011 as Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific. Steve oversees public affairs, corporate citizenship and external communications and assists in those efforts for KKR's portfolio companies in the region. Steve served as Chairman of AmCham Singapore, a position for which he has ...

Mr. Steven R. Okun joined KKR in February 2011 as Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific. Steve oversees public affairs, corporate citizenship and external communications and assists in those efforts for KKR's portfolio companies in the region. Steve served as Chairman of AmCham Singapore, a position for which he has won three consecutive elections. He now serves as Chairman of APCAC, the umbrella organization of all AmChams in the region.

From 2003-2010, he was Vice President for Public Affairs for UPS in Asia Pacific, and from 1999-2003, Steve worked in UPS' Washington, D.C. office. Steve served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Transportation, being at the Department from 1994 to 1999. In 2002, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations selected him as one of the 24 inaugural delegates to Committee's Young Leaders' Forum. In 2006, the Boao Forum for Asia chose him as the inaugural Co-Chair of the 21st Century Leaders. Steve received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Organizer Sally Pillay

Events Manager
Name: Sally Pillay
Email: eventsmktg@aasingapore.com
Phone: 67380371
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When?

Thu, March 15, 2012
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT+0800) Asia/Irkutsk

Where?

The American Club
10 Claymore Hill 229573 Singapore
Singapore

Facility: The American Club, Colonial Room, Level 3