The ASEAN Studies Center hosts lectures, seminars, and conferences that advance knowledge and analysis of ASEAN for academic and policy communities. The ASEAN Studies Center also collaborates with D.C. think tanks, government agencies, embassies, and other organizations in the interest of contributing to the vibrant policy dialogue centered on Southeast Asia.
October 3, 2015: "Malaysia as 2015 ASEAN Chair,"
a full-day symposium with senior Malaysia and U.S. officials as well as a wide range of regional and U.S.-based experts identifying key policy initiatives and collaborative efforts among the U.S., ASEAN and other East Asia Summit (EAS) member states. The symposium resulted in policy recommendations for future U.S.-ASEAN collaborative measures and the role of ASEAN in regional affairs. Malaysia as 2015 ASEAN Chair
December 3, 2015: "Laos as Incoming 2016 ASEAN Chair,"
a full-day symposium with the participation of the Embassy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Washington, DC, U.S. Government officials, and a wide range of academic, think tank and private sector experts discussing Laos and its role in the regional geo-strategic and political context as it becomes the ASEAN chair for 2016. The symposium resulted in policy recommendations for the United States, ASEAN and specifically Laos as the incoming chair. Laos as Incoming 2016 ASEAN Chair
October 22: "Malaysia as 2015 ASEAN Chair: Our People, Our Community, Our Vision"
Co-sponsored by The Asia Foundation and the U.S. Department of State Malaysia Symposium Report October 22
April 27: "A Discussion on the Indonesia Film Industry," a panel discussion co-hosted by the Embassy of Indonesia and featuring actors, actress, speakers from the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and the Creative economy, and screenings for the upcoming Indonesian Mini Film Festival. Flyer for "Indonesian Mini Film Festival"
March 28: "Islam and Democracy in Malaysia and Indonesia", a talk by Dr. Kikue Hamayotsu, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University
February 21: "The 'Endless Possibilities' for Malaysia's Media", a talk by Mr. Kean Wong, a Washington-based journalist and former correspondent for BBC and Al Jazeera
December 4: "Myanmar in ASEAN: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead for the 2014 ASEAN Chair", a symposium on the opportunities and challenges faced by Myanmar as ASEAN Chair in 2014. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, The Asia Foundation, and Freedom House. Myanmar Symposium Report December 4, 2013