In 1976, Sichan Siv began planning his escape from Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia. He escaped to Thailand after having been in forced labor camps for one year, during which he was twice marked
for death. Later resettled in Wallingford, Conneticut as a refugee, Siv held various positions as a high school teacher, flight attendant, and a Manhattan taxi driver. Overcoming adversity, he later served the Bush administration as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, from 1989- 1993.
April 23, 2012
7:00P – 9:00P