Public Lecture: President Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands

Monday, May 15, 2017 — President Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands, a collection of 1,156 individual islands and islets that form part of Micronesia, will deliver the annual ST Lee Lecture at The Australian National University (ANU) on Tuesday 16 May.

Media are invited to attend.

The Marshall Islands are at the forefront of the impact of climate change, with rising sea levels leaving many of the islands at risk of being submerged beyond human habitation within decades.

President Heine will discuss the climate-induced threats facing the Marshall Islands, what lessons we can learn from their journey, and what action needs to be taken now.

The ST Lee Lecture series was established following an endowment from Dr Lee Seng Tee of the Lee Foundation in Singapore. Each year the lecture is given by a distinguished figure from the Asia Pacific to speak on developments or trends in the region.

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WHAT:  Annual ST Lee Lecture

WHO: Her Excellency President Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands

WHERE: Australian Centre on China in the World

WHEN: Tuesday 16 May 2017, 6–7.30pm

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