October 23: Book Discussion of “Fragments From a Mobile Life” by Margaret Sullivan
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
US-INDONESIA SOCIETY OFFICE
1625 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036
Join us as author Margaret Sullivan discusses her book Fragments From a Mobile Life focusing on her rich and memorable experiences in Indonesia and the Philippines during formative times in those countries.
Copies of “Fragments of a Mobile Life” will be available for purchase ($25.00) and signing.
About the Author
Margaret Sullivan is a writer, artist and public educator who was born and lived six years in pre-war China, and in Burma in the early 50’s. She is a graduate of Woodstock School in India and American University with a BA in English. Both as the wife of a Foreign Service Officer and, later, in her own capacity, she lived and worked in Malaysia, Nigeria, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Singapore as well as Washington DC.
Her professional work included: A visiting scholar at the Center for Cebuano Studies, San Carlos University, covering the Philippine elections from 1986 through 1992; Executive Director of the Philippine Centennial Foundation, which coordinated the 1998 nationwide commemoration of the hundredth anniversaries of Philippine independence and the relationship between the United States and the Philippines; and Project Coordinator for the post-tsunami development of the University of Syiah Kuala Lab School, a collaboration between USINDO, the University and the Sampoerna Foundation. Earlier, she was Associate Director of the Asia Society’s Washington Center and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.
Her publications include the award-winning book, “Can Survive, La,” Cottage Industries in High-rise Singapore (1985, 1992) and a children’s book, The Philippines: Crossroads of the Pacific (1998) as well as articles in many publications including the Foreign Service Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. She also edited Change and the Muslim World (1981).
Her paintings and photographs have been exhibited in Indonesia, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Washington DC.
This event is co-organized by the United States-Indonesia Society and the US-Philippines Society