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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.

2010 Events

November 15: The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Agendas for U.S.-ASEAN Human Rights Collaboration and Research,featuring the AICHR Representatives from the ten ASEAN member countries, supported by the U.S. Department of State (American University)

November 1: AICHR and The ASEAN Human Rights Charter: NGO Perspectives, featuring Mr. David Kramer of Freedom House, Mr. Yap Swee Seng of FORUM-ASIA, Mr. Roby Alampay of the Southeast Asia Press Alliance, and Ms. Irene Fonacier-Fellizar of Solidarity for Asian Peoples' Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights. Co-hosted with Freedom House (American University)

October 25: Vietnam: Limits of Liberalization & Launch of Vietnam: Rising Dragon by Mr. Bill Hayton, discussion by Mr. Hayton and Dr. Thomas Jandl, co-hosted by the American University Vietnamese Student Association (American University)

September 22: U.S.-Malaysia Relations Under the Najib Administration, talk by Ms. Elina Noor, Assistant Director of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society

September 21: US-ASEAN Summit Strategic Dialogue Roundtable, with participants including officials and subject-matter specialists representing each of the ASEAN member countries as well as the ASEAN Secretary-General, US Government departments and non-USG specialists from the think-tank, academic and NGO communities in the Washington area; supported by The Asia Foundation and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore (American University)

September 9: Crafting a Comprehensive Partnership: A New Era of U.S.-Indonesian Relations,panel discussion by Mr. Joseph Yun, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and Mr. Thomas Jung, Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, moderated by Mr. Abraham Denmark of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Co-hosted by CNAS and supported by the U.S. Department of State (American University)

April 29: Book Launch and Symposium, Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community, edited by Michael G. Plummer and Chia Siow Yue; featuring Dr. Ellen Frost of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Professor Mireya Solis of American University, supported by the U.S. Department of State (American University)

April 15: Contemporary Political Developments and the New Economic Model in Malaysia,talk by Tan Sri Dr. Mohd. Munir Abdul Majid, chairman of Malaysia Airlines, co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society (American University)

April 8: Foreign Involvement and Prospects for Change in Burma, panel discussion by Mr. U Bo Hla-Tint, Foreign Minister, National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma; Dr. David Steinberg, Distinguished Professor and Director of Asian Studies, Georgetown University; Ms. Priscilla Clapp, Former Charge D'Affaires, United States Embassy in Rangoon, Burma (1999-2002); moderated by Dr. Pek Koon Heng. Co-hosted by the Student Campaign for Burma

March 4: Key Issues in Malaysia-Indonesia Relations, panel discussion featuring former Ambassador Alphonse La Porta, Dr. Pamela Sodhy of Georgetown University, Dr. Bronson Percival of Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Marvin Ott of the National Defense University. Moderated by former U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Paul Cleveland. Co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society and the United States-Indonesia Society (American University)

February 25: America and Asia’s New Regionalism: What Place is There for the ‘Resident Power?’ talk by Dr. David Capie, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

February 16: ASEAN Studies Center Launch Ceremony and Symposium: “ASEAN Regionalism in East/Southeast Asia,” launch and key-note address by ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan, featuring remarks by Mr. Scot Marciel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia and Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs, Senator Christopher Bond, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and AU President Cornelius Kerwin. Co-hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (American University)