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Malaysia-U.S. Strategic Partnership Conference

American University’s ASEAN Studies Center and Malaysia’s Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) co-hosted a conference to examine the political, security, economic, and environmental dimensions of Malaysia-U.S. relations on the eve of the annual APEC Summit in Singapore. The conference, which was supported by the Malaysia-America Society and the East-West Center in Washington, brought leading scholars and officials from the two countries together to analyze the potential for greater collaboration on political and security issues, economic relations, and sustainable development, and to consider new measures for strengthening ties between the Obama Administration and the Najib Administration in Malaysia. The event, which was held in the School of International Service (SIS) building lounge at AU, brought participation from high-level government officials and business leaders from the U.S. and Malaysia, including Malaysia’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Dato’ Sri Dr. Jamaludin Jarjis.