The Banyan Tree Leadership Forum with Tony de Brum, Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands Center for Strategic and International Studies,
The CSIS Pacific Partners Initiative is pleased to invite you to a discussion with His Excellency Tony de Brum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. As the chief diplomat of one of the world’s lowest lying atoll nations, Minister de Brum will discuss the security implications of climate change and progress in negotiations towards a new global agreement, scheduled to be adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year.
Minister de Brum resumed his position as the Minister of Foreign Affairs on March 17, 2014, after having previously served in the position from 1983 to 1985, and again from 2008 to 2009. He has also served as Minister-in-Assistance to the President, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Health and the Environment during his distinguished career with the Marshallese Government. Minister de Brum has led international calls for more urgent action to address climate change. In February 2013, Senator de Brum addressed the UN Security Council on climate change and security issues, and later that year coordinated the Marshall Islands’ hosting of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting, which produced the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership.
The CSIS Sumitro Djojohadikusumo Banyan Tree Leadership Forum is the premier Washington venue for Asian, Pacific, and American leaders to share their vision and articulate views on vital issues impacting regional and bilateral relations. The Banyan Tree is a symbol expressing the power of many standing as one, and a harbinger of hope for strong and enduring U.S. ties with Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific. The CSIS Sumitro Djojohadikusumo Banyan Tree Leadership Forum is sponsored by the Arsari Djojohadikusumo Foundation of Indonesia.
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