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IU starts 11-day tour across Southeast Asia

President McRobbie, accompanied by wife Laurie and Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret, is visiting Southeast Asia as part of an 11-day, four-country trip to strengthen IU’s connections with leading universities, meet with political leaders, and renew ties with IU alumni.

Today marks the start of the trip in Bangkok, Thailand, with President McRobbie giving an address at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).┬áHis address will focus on IU’s tradition of institution building and the challenges higher education administrators will face in the next decade.

Following his visit to NIDA, President McRobbie will greet more than 100 IU alumni at an evening reception coordinated by alumni Peter Boonjarern and Voralak Snidwongse. The reception will serve as a celebratory kick-off for a new alumni chapter.