Date Added: Oct 2009
U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Stephens arrives Sept. 15, 2009, at Thunderbird near the end of a weeklong road show promoting free trade with South Korea. At previous stops along the tour, she has emphasized the growing importance of Asia in U.S. relations. But the ambassador skips this point at Thunderbird. "Here at Thunderbird you all understand Asia is important," she says. "I don't think I need to belabor that point."