When: Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Where: PSU Urban Center, room 212 (503 SW Mill Street)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sichan Siv was born in Pochentong, Cambodia in 1948. After the rise of the Khmer Rouge, he escaped a forced labor camp 1976. When he arrived in the U.S., he had two dollars in his pocket. After studying at Columbia University, Siv volunteered on the 1988 presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush, who later appointed him a deputy assistant in the White House. In 2001, Siv was appointed by President George W. Bush as a delegate to the UN Commission on Human Rights. Praised as an inspirational story, Golden Bones (Harper Collins, 2008) recounts his extraordinary journey, including an emotional return to Cambodia in 1992.
Oregon Episcopal School * Portland State University Bookstore
PSU Division of Political Science * PSU Department of History
* Cambodian American Community of Oregon *