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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.

2011 Events

November 18: Political Reform in Malaysia: Reality or Rhetoric? talk byDr. Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor, Singapore Management University, co-hosted by the East-West Center in Washington (East-West Center in Washington)

November 18: Race in Malaysia: A Fifty-Year Perspective, talk byDr. Llewellyn Howell, Professor Emeritus, Thunderbird School of Global Management, co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society (American University)

November 17: US-ASEAN-EAS Strategic Dialogue Symposium,co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the Asia Foundation, featuring participants from Washington-based universities, research institutes, government agencies and embassies of EAS member countries, as well as Southeast Asian research institutes (American University)

November 9: A Conversation on the Evolving Asia-Pacific Regional Architecture: Australian Perspectives,panel discussion byDr. John Ravenhill and Dr. William Tow, Australian National University, co-hosted by Transnational Challenges and Emerging Nations Dialogue (TRANSCEND) (American University)

November 8: The Evolving Nature of Asia’s Regional Architecture: Southeast Asian                        Perspectives,panel discussion by Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Southeast Asia Press Alliance; Dr. Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, University of the Philippines; Mr. Cheunboran Chanborey, Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace; Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), co-hosted by the Asia Foundation (The Washington Club)

September 28: Asia 2050: Realizing the Asian Century,panel discussion by Mr. Rajat M. Nag, Managing Director General, Asian Development Bank; Mr. Shahid Javed Burki, former Vice President, World Bank, former Finance Minister, Pakistan; Professor Amitav Acharya, School of International Service, American University; Dr. Louis Goodman, Dean Emeritus, School of International Service, American University, co-hosted by the Asian Development Bank and Transnational Challenges and Emerging Nations Dialogue (TRANSCEND) (American University)

September 28: American University-Gadjah Mada University Memorandum of Agreement Official Signing Ceremony,Dr. Sudjarwadi, Rector, Gadjah Mada University, and Dr. Scott A. Bass, Provost, American University (American University)

September 15: An Update on Malaysian Politics: Will The Real Malaysia Please Stand Up? talk byDatuk Ernest Bower, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-hosted by CSIS and the Malaysia-America Society (American University)

September 9: Developing Collaborative Relationships in the ASEAN Region: A Dialogue Session with State Department-sponsored ASEAN Young Ambassadors,International Visitor Leadership Program’s delegation of 12 representatives from ASEAN countries, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State (American University)

May 27: Indonesia's Vision as the 2011 Chair of ASEAN,talk byH.E. Mr. Ngurah Swajaya, Ambassador of Indonesia to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), co-hosted by the East-West Center (East-West Center in Washington)

May 19: Democracy, Political Change, and Global Governance: A Discussion with ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, co-hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, Transnational and Emerging Nations Dialogue (TRANSCEND), and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA (Woodrow Wilson Center)

May 11: Addressing Human Trafficking Issue in Malaysia and Southeast Asia,talk byMs. Hariati Melati Kesuma Azizan, Star Publications; Ms. Lydia Edwina Gomez Joseph Simpson, New Straits Times; Ms. Rita Lee Ching Jong, New Straits Times; Dr. Andrea M. Bertone, George Washington University, co-hosted by the East-West Center and the Malaysia-America Society (East-West Center in Washington)

April 13: Prospects for Malaysia's Political Economy,talk by Dr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society (American University)              

March 25: Forging a Single Market in ASEAN: Legal and Policy Dimensions,talk byProfessor Edmund Sim, National University of Singapore and Appleton Luff Pte Ltd, co-hosted by the US-ASEAN Business Council (American University)

March 23: The South China Sea as China’s Core Interest: What Role for ASEAN? talk byDr. Carlyle A. Thayer, Australian Defence Force Academy, co-hosted by the Center for Asian Studies, Vietnamese Students Association, Chinese Students and Scholars Association (American University)

March 11: Screening of “Muallaf,” a Malaysian film that examines inter-ethnic relations in multi-cultural, Muslim-majority Malaysia, co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society (American University)

February 25: Islam in a Multicultural World: Experiences from Malaysia and the United States,Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Cordoba Initiative, co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society, the Asia Society, the World Affairs Council, InterFaith Conference, and AU’s Muslim Students’ Association (American University)

February 7: ASEAN 2030 Workshop: Growing Together for Shared Prosperity,co-hosted by the Asian Development Bank Institute (American University)