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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.

2012 Events

December 5: Book Launch of The Making of Southeast Asia: International Relations of a Region by Professor Amitav Acharya; co-sponsored by the East-West Center in Washington (East-West Center in Washington).

November 28: U.S.-ASEAN Human Rights Symposium, symposium with representatives from ASEAN and human rights activists and experts from Southeast Asia and Washington, D.C.; with funding from the U.S. Department of State, the Asia Foundation, and Freedom House (American University)

November 16: The Business Environment in Malaysia, panel discussion by Mr. Thomas Reckford, President of the Malaysia-America Society, Mr. Shahruulmiza Zakaria, Trade Commissioner of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in New York, and Mr. Marc Mealy Vice President of Policy at the US-ASEAN Business Council; co-sponsored by the Malaysia-America Society, the Malaysia U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Asia Society (American University)

November 1: Malaysia and the South China Sea, talk by Professor Zakaria bin Haji Ahmad, Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities at the National University of Malaysia and Eddie Lachica, former Asia Wall Street Journal correspondent; co-sponsored by the Malaysia-America Society (American University)

October 31: Regional Economic Integration in Asia: Myths and Realities, panel discussion by Dr. Amitav Acharya and Iwan Azis, Head, Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank; co-sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (American University)

October 12: The New Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Malaysia, talk by Mark Howard from the Department of State and others; co-sponsored by the Malaysia-America Society and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Johns Hopkins University).

September 27: ASEAN and the Future of Asia’s Regional Architecture, panel discussion with experts from the think tank community in the region (Ms. Rahima Abdulrahim, Dr. Herman Kraft, Dr. Tao Wenzhao, Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than); co-sponsored by the Asia Foundation (Washington Club).

September 26: U.S.-ASEAN-EAS Strategic Dialogue Symposium: Working Toward the ASEAN Community in 2015: United States, ASEAN, and EAS Perspectives, symposium with U.S. government officials (including a keynote address by Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell), experts from the academic and think tank community in D.C. and the region, embassy officials; with funding from the U.S. Department of State and the Asia Foundation (American University)

September 24: Panel Discussion featuring the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN,panel discussion with CPR panelists, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN David Carden, and ASEAN Deputy Secretary General (Political and Security Community) Nyan Lynn; with funding from Nathan Associates, Inc., co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State (American University)

September 14: Update on the Pending Elections in Malaysia, talk by Dr. Pek Koon Heng; co-sponsored by the Malaysia-America Society (American University)
May 11: Relations Between Malaysia and Singapore, panel discussion by H.E. Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador James R. Keith, Mr. Joseph Snyder, and Dr. Muthiah Alagappa, co-sponsored by the Malaysia-America Society and the East-West Center in Washington (East-West Center in Washington)

April 20: Panel Discussion by the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, featuring the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children as part of a trip organized by the U.S. Department of State (American University)

April 13: Malaysia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, panel discussion by Mr. Murray Hiebert, Mr. Daniel Watson, Mr. Hairil Yahri Yaacob, and Mr. Marc Mealy, co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society with the support of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council (American University)

April 13: Burma: Moving Forward? panel discussion by Dr. Pek Koon Heng, Ms. Myra Dahgaypaw, and students who participated in the Thai-Burma Border Alternative Break Program in 2011, co-hosted by the American University Campaign for Free Burma (American University)

March 28: Symposium on U.S-Canadian Perspectives on the Evolving Regional Architecture in the Asia-Pacific, co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (American University)

March 2: Leading ASEAN Into the Global Community: Reflections on Indonesia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2011, talk by Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States, co-hosted by the East-West Center in Washington (American University)

March 2: United States Maritime Strategy: Malacca Straits Piracy and South China Sea Issues, Lt. Commander John Bradford, United States Navy, co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society and the Center for Asian Studies (American University)

February 3: The Practice of Smart Power in Southeast Asia, workshop for Senior Indonesian diplomats, co-sponsored by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from the Indonesian Embassy (American University)

January 13: Environmental and Scientific Engagement in Malaysia, talk by Ms. Ginny Ng, Senior Program Officer, Borneo and Sumatra Program, World Wildlife Foundation-US, and Ms. Christin Kjelland, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Science and Technology Cooperation, U.S. Department of State, co-hosted by the Malaysia-America Society (Policy Studies Organization)