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Former US Ambassador•Board/Biz Executive•Milken Fellow•Commentator & Warrior against the #littleBRIC: bureaucracy~regulation~inequality~corruption.
Oct 20, 2021 5 tweets 10 min read
#USA 🇺🇸

“All politics is tribal,” says @AndrewYang to @gerardtbaker
in this @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal session on “The Future of Political Parties.” And it’s time to go beyond two tribes…

Watch 👉vimeo.com/event/1373049/… ImageImageImageImage #USA 🇺🇸🗳 A #TwitterPoll sparked by this ⬆️ @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal panel discussion.

So, tell me: are you Team #WholeFoods @WholeFoods or Team #CrackerBarrel @CrackerBarrel? Or have no idea what this Tweet is all about.
Feb 6, 2021 22 tweets 38 min read
Jonathan D. Chang’s portrait (below, left) of Vicha Ratanapakdee, 84, killed on the streets of #SanFrancisco has became a symbol on #socialmedia in the fight vs anti-Asian violence in the US. Join me, the Thai-American community & others for #JusticeForVicha #VichaRatanapakdee Originally from #Thailand, #VichaRatanapakdee 🙏moved to #SanFrancisco to help care for his grandkids. After finishing his daily routine of prepping his grandsons for their day, he was on his usual morning walk when he was violently shoved & kicked. #RIP thaienquirer.com/23795/opinion-…
Feb 5, 2021 4 tweets 6 min read
From District 12, a coal-mining district that is the poorest, least populated & smallest district in Panem to…

DYK: the Hunger Games salute has spread across parts of #Asia as a symbol of pro-#democracy protest.
#Myanmar #Thailand #HongKong
Read: gizmodo.com.au/2021/02/why-ar… Giving them the three fingers.

Why are protestors in #Myanmar 🇲🇲 doing #TheHungerGames three-finger salute? The back story here: gizmodo.com.au/2021/02/why-ar…
@Gizmodo | @paleofuture reports.
#Katniss #Asia ImageImageImageImage
Feb 5, 2021 6 tweets 13 min read
Putting on my #lunarnewyear vest on top of my sweats & stopping virtually by the #SericaGala2021 to give a hand 👏 to @supchinanews #AnlaCheng & to Dr. Richard Park, Founder & Former CEO, @CityMD & now CEO, #RendrPhysicians—a Serica 2021 #SocialImpact Leadership Award Honoree. 👋 ImageImageImageImage #Rockefellers on my 🖥. Congrats to legendary philanthropists Susan & David Rockefeller, Serica's 2021 #SocialImpact Legendary Award Honorees! #sericagala2021

A legacy of #China-#US partnership including via the Asian Cultural Council asianculturalcouncil.org/about-acc/what… #family #art #nature ImageImage
Feb 4, 2021 5 tweets 9 min read
#Oscars 2021: International Films in the Running from #Asia include...
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🇧🇩#Bangladesh, “Sincerely Yours, Dhaka”
🇰🇭#Cambodia, “Fathers”
🇨🇳#China, “Leap”
🇭🇰#HongKong, “Better Days”
🇮🇳#India, “Jallikattu”
🇮🇩#Indonesia, “Impetigore”
🇮🇷#Iran, “Sun Children”
🇮🇱#Israel, “Asia” #Oscars 2021: International Films in the Running from #Asia...
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🇯🇵#Japan, “True Mothers”
🇰🇿#Kazakhstan, “The Crying Steppe”
🇰🇬#Kyrgyzstan, “Running to the Sky”
🇲🇾#Malaysia, “Roh”
🇲🇳#Mongolia, “Veins of the World”
🇵🇰#Pakistan, “Circus of Life”
🇵🇭#Philippines, “Mindanao”
Dec 22, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
Angelina Jolie leg (2012, Oscars) then. Sean Penn hair (2020, on @Morning_Joe @MSNBC) now. #SeanPennHair deserves a Twitter account. Our year in two photos.

How it Started vs How it's Going You saw the hair. Now learn more about the organization CORE Response: Community Organized Relief Effort

Website: coreresponse.org
Twitter: @CoreResponse @SeanPenn

#SeanPenn #SeanPennHair #StrongerTogether
Dec 15, 2020 58 tweets 100 min read
#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠

As the #US rolls out the #Pfizer#BioNTech vaccine, let’s have a look... how’s your state doing? Share a 📷 or a thought/perspective as we battle back against the #coronavirus / #covid19? Thread.

First up. New York. nyti.ms/3gLeErM Image #USA 🇺🇸💉🦠 #Illinois

Doug Meyer, 38 respiratory therapist, airway manager @OSFHealthCare @PeoriaIllinois is among the 1st #Illinois healthcare workers to receive the #COVID19Vaccine. Ht @BlueRoomStream

Jun 26, 2020 86 tweets 129 min read
At @MountVernon.
DYK: #GWMountVernon is owned & maintained in trust for the people of the US by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private/non-profit organization.
Join me & help preserve George Washington's home & legacy.
👉MountVernon.org
mountvernon.org/the-estate-gar… Image Get ready for a #TwitterTour

The mansion is closed due to #Covid19, but perhaps a 📷 or two from the grounds of the home of America’s first president, George Washington, & perhaps the most visited historic home in the USA: Mount Vernon @MountVernon in Virginia.
#StayTuned! ImageImage
Jun 3, 2020 8 tweets 14 min read
Amidst everything on our screens, take time to check out the #hashtags below⬇️. Just a taste of the power of Twitter also for good. On your screens now. Until June 5th: #BlackBirdersWeek organised by #BlackAFinSTEM; @beaniejean_ @bellzisbirding @BlackAFinSTEM | @patagonia @REI ImageImage #Socialmedia can challenge & change science stereotypes, but outdoors biz & ad/marketing agencies must act too.
cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/…

CNN: “These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time.”
#BlackBirdersWeek #BlackAFinSTEM @n8ture_al @hood_naturalist
Apr 14, 2020 21 tweets 43 min read
The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO ow.ly/ZLYi50zccSJ
Mar 8, 2020 15 tweets 32 min read
Am thinking it’s time for another #museum #TwitterTour—get ready....Catch the wave 🌊 & get ready for #Hokusai at the @smithsonian @FreerSackler #FreerSackler & a stop at @SIGardens 🇺🇸🇯🇵 #MadAboutHokusai Hokusai: Mad about Painting #北斎 
👉asia.si.edu/exhibition/hok…
🐉🤳 ImageImageImageImage Have a read: a timeline of the man behind the iconic 🌊 #wave.
#MadAboutHokusai #JapaneseArt #Hokusai @FreerSackler

DYK: Hokusai Katsushika (d. 1849) created his most striking works after he turned 80 (& lived to 90). 🙌 #thefutureofaging @MIAging @Paul_Irving1 @psb_dc 🖖 #北斎 ImageImageImageImage
Feb 22, 2020 36 tweets 60 min read
Have you ever walked down a street, looked up, been surprised by what you saw, & stopped.

That just happened as I caught sight of the Lorraine Hotel here in #Memphis. @NCRMuseum

A #TwitterTour to follow:
civilrightsmuseum.org Image Thread. Join me on this #TwitterTour of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. A #MustSee. DYK: the Lorraine Motel, the site of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., has been transformed into @NCRMuseum. #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #MLK50NCRM Act. Engage. See. ImageImageImageImage
Jul 24, 2019 16 tweets 23 min read
Fair warning... Get ready for a thread celebrating H.H. the @DalaiLama's 84th birthday 🎂! Performances included! Honored to join @IRF_Ambassador, @AmbDMitchell, @USAID & @officeoftibet @NgodupTsering7 on the visit of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts to the U.S. & Canada. First, a #quote. Whether #HongKongProtests or #girlseducation in South Asia, or a myriad of issues in #America, don't forget:

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ~H.H. the Dalai Lama

Next: Get ready for some video! ⬇️
Jun 7, 2019 24 tweets 42 min read
#TwitterPoll. So, am headed to #Macao for #BlackPink. @ygofficialblink

#블랙핑크: #Jisoo #Jennie #Rosé #Lisa. #Blinks, you might love them all but if you’ve a favorite to send best wishes to, just let me know with a vote below…
#KpopTwitter

#블랙핑크 #BLACKPINKinMACAO #KIA #YG #BlackPink, #BTS, #EXO
Catch the wave. The Korean Wave. #hallyu. Some background here, in an #AsiaMinute. Watch. Like. Subscribe.

And see you in #Macao: #BLACKPINKinMACAO @ygent_official @ygofficialblink #KPOPTwitter @macaousa @USAinHKMacau
Feb 15, 2019 50 tweets 102 min read
Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
Jan 26, 2019 11 tweets 19 min read
Brought this article by @hillaryrosner in @NatGeoMag w/ me to Surat Thani, Thailand as I pondered this quote: “Palm oil is unavoidable. Can it be sustainable?” Agree? Read. Ponder & Follow this thread for more…

The link: on.natgeo.com/2E8fwW8

#SDGs #Sustainability #PalmOil In case you ever wondered where #palmoil comes from. Have a look at the #palm oil fruit here. From my visit to Surat Thani, Thailand to learn more about #sustainability in this industry. Read more here via @hillaryrosner on.natgeo.com/2E8fwW8
Jan 21, 2019 20 tweets 45 min read
Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
afiforum.com #Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
Dec 23, 2018 21 tweets 29 min read
Sadly, another #tsunami hits #Indonesia 🇮🇩. At least 40 people killed & hundreds injured. Coastal areas of Pandeglang, Serang & South Lampung impacted. Source may have been undersea landslides near #Krakatoa
buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer… @skbaer reports. Via #MetroTV @Metro_TV in #Indonesia 🇮🇩 & @tictoc: WATCH: Scenes from aftermath of a #tsunami that left at least 43 dead & 100s injured. #developingstory🙏

Indonesia’s disaster agency says undersea landslides from a volcanic eruption may be the cause.