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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2013
Bali, Indonesia
October 2-8, 2013

To read about the students’ amazing journey to Bali, click here for their blog. To view a story that appeared in Edge, click here. 

On September 29, 2013, four students — Brian Boda ’14 (Political Science major), Sara Kerrigan ’14 (Political Science major), Katie Lowery ’14 (Political Science major), and Emily Vontsolos ’15 (Economics major) along with Dr. Cleve Fraser, Department of Political Science, and Dr. Nathan Cook, Department of Economics, departed for an experience of a lifetime in Bali, Indonesia, where they served as citizen diplomats to the APEC CEO Summit.

To view the 2013 Youth Forum Opening, click on the video below. Brian Boda emceed the event.

For insight into what the Furman students and other students from the Pacific Rim experienced while at the APEC conference, view this video. Look quickly and you will also see some images of the Furman students and Dr. Nathan Cook!


The APEC CEO Summit is the premier business event in the Asia Pacific. This year’s theme: ‘Towards Resilience and Growth: Reshaping Priorities for Global Economy’ provided enriching discussion by policy makers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers on securing inclusive sustainable growth, shared development and common prosperity.

As in past years the APEC CEO Summit welcomed APEC Leaders including: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia; Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada; President Sebastián Piñera of Chile; President Xi Jinping of China; Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan; President Park Geun-hye of South Korea; Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia; President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico; Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand; President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines; President Vladimir Putin of Russia; Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore; Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

To view the APEC Leaders that attended and spoke at the conference, click here.

Press Coverage

The Greenville News by Katie Lowery