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2nd ASEAN Think Tank Forum

2nd ASEAN Think Tank Forum
 
Date/Time: Aug 05, 2009 / 9.00am-5.00pm
Venue: The Regent Hotel, Singapore
 

Summary of Proceedings [download]

 

Given the increased focus on Asia and the Pacific by the United States, topics to be covered within AT2F II include ASEAN and other external relations, such as that with East Asia and the USA, the ASEAN community, civil society organisations, energy security and nuclear power, and climate change and environmentalism in ASEAN.

The SIIA convened the 2nd ASEAN Think Tank Forum to discuss ASEAN and its External Relations on the 5-6 August 2009. AT2F II follows the tradition of in-depth analysis started by the participants of the first forum in 2007.

Programme Schedule: 

5 Aug 2009

0900-0905    Welcome Remarks
Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of Singapore Affairs, & Schwartz Fellow, The Asia Society

0905-0920    Keynote Remarks
H.E. Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States [download transcript]

0920-0930    Q&A with H.E. Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States
Moderated by Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of Singapore Affairs, & Schwartz Fellow, The Asia Society

0930-0945    Tea Break

0945-1100    Session 1: ASEAN, East Asia and the USA
This session will discuss the following topics: Engaging the USA: Perceptions, Priorities and Parameters; ASEAN-US relations; ASEAN-EU relations; APEC and cross-boundary issues.

Lead Discussants
Dr. Natasha Hamilton-Hart, Deputy Head, Dept of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Prof. Anak Agung Banyu Perwita, Professor and Vice Rector, Universitas Parahiyangan, Bandung [download presentation]

Chair
Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of Singapore Affairs, & Schwartz Fellow, The Asia Society

1100-1230    Session 2: Economic Cooperation and the Crisis
Measures to mitigate the effects of the current global economic crisis will be the focus of this session. Topics to be discussed include ASEAN Economic Community and Competitiveness, ASEAN Economic Community; Trade, Investment and Regional Cooperation.

Lead Discussants
Dr. Mahani Zainal Abidin, Director General, Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia [download presentation]
Dr. Erlinda M. Medalla, Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies [download presentation]

Chair
Dr. Suthiphand Chirathivat, Chairman, Chula Global Network, Chulalongkorn University

1230-1330    Lunch

1330-1500    Session 3: A Hub in East Asia: Can ASEAN Continue?
This session will discuss the issues and threats that ASEAN faces; ASEAN and regionalisation efforts.

Lead Discussants
Amb. Ong Keng Yong, Director, Institute of Policy Studies [download presentation
Ambassador Duong Van Quang, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam [download presentation]

Chair
Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee, Director, The European Union Centre in Singapore, and Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

1500-1515    Tea break

1515-1700    Session 4: Energy, Climate Change, and Environment
Climate change and energy security will be considered in this session. Alternate and sustainable energy sources, as well as measures to prevent environment degradation will also be discussed.

Lead Discussants
Dr. Juzhong Zhuang, Assistant Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank [download presentation]
Mr. Agus Sari, Country Director of Indonesia, EcoSecurities [download presentation]

Chair
Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of Singapore Affairs, & Schwartz Fellow, The Asia Society

6 Aug 2009

0900-1030    Session 5: ASEAN Security Community: Myanmar in Context

Lead Discussants
Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than, Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Singapore [download presentation]
Dr. Rizal Sukma, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Chair
Dr. Natasha Hamilton-Hart, Deputy Head, Dept of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

1030-1045    Tea break

1045-1215    Session 6: ASEAN, East Asia Community, and APEC

Lead Discussants

Prof. Prapat Thepchatree, Director, Thammasat University Research & Consultancy Institute [download presentation]
Mr. Rodolfo Severino, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies

Chair
Prof. Herman Kraft, Executive Director, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies

1215-1230    Closing remarks
Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of Singapore Affairs, & Schwartz Fellow, The Asia Society

1230-1400    Lunch

Speaker(s): 

Brunei
Dr. Hajah Sainah Haji Saim
Senior Lecturer/Head of Department of Public Policy
Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Cambodia 
Mr. Vannarith Chheang
Executive Director
Cambodian Institute for Cooperation & Peace

Indonesia
Dr. Clara Joewono
Deputy Director
Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Prof. Anak Agung Banyu Perwita
Professor and Vice Rector
Universitas Parahiyangan
Bandung

Mr. Agus Sari
Country Director of Indonesia
EcoSecurities

Dr. Rizal Sukma
Executive Director
Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Laos
Ms. Malayvieng Sakohninhom
Acting Director-General
Institute of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Malaysia
Dr. Mahani Zainal Abidin
Director-General
Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia

Mr. Bunn Nagara
Associate Editor
The Star

Ms. Elina Noor
Analyst
Bureau of Foreign Policy and Security
Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia

Dr. Johan Saravanamuttu
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Myanmar
Ms. Moe Thuzar
Visiting Research Fellow
ASEAN Studies Centre
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than
Senior Fellow
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Philippines
Dr. Renato Cruz De Castro
Chair/Assoc. Prof. International Studies Department
De La Salle University

Prof. Herman Kraft
Executive Director
Institute for Strategic and Development Studies

Dr. Erlinda M. Medalla
Senior Research Fellow
Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Ms. Amina Rasul-Bernado
Research Fellow
Policy Centre
Asian Institute of Management

Mr. Rodolfo Severino
Head
ASEAN Studies Centre
Institute for Southeast Asian Studies

Singapore
Amb. Chan Heng Chee
Ambassador of Singapore to the United States
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore

Dr. Natasha Hamilton-Hart
Deputy Head
Dept of Southeast Asian Studies
National University of Singapore

Mr. Kwa Chong Guan
Head of External Programmes
S Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Dr. Ooi Kee Beng
Fellow & Co-ordinator
Malaysia Study Programme & Co-editor
SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Dr. Tan See Seng
Head of Research for IDSS
Associate Professor 
S. Rajaratnam Institute of International Studies

H.E. Ong Keng Yong
Director
Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay
Chairman
Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee
Director
European Union Centre in Singapore
Senior Research Fellow
Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Thailand
Dr. Suthiphand Chirathivat
Chairman
Chula Global Network
Chulalongkorn University

Prof. Prapat Thepchatree
Director
Thammasat University Research & Consultancy Institute

Dr. Pranee Thiparat
Assistant Professor
Dept of International Relations
Chulalongkorn University

Vietnam
Amb. Duong Van Quang
Director General
Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Nguyen Hung Son
Director
Center for Regional and Foreign Policy Studies
Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Le Khuong Thuy
Head
International Relations Department
Institute of American Studies
Vietnam Academy for Social Sciences

ADB
Dr. Juzhong Zhuang
Assistant Chief Economist
Asian Development Bank

Observers

Mr. Jonathan Chen
Desk Officer
ASEAN Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Ms. Joyce Chen
Desk Officer
ASEAN Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Mr. David Chong
Assistant Director
ASEAN Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Mr. Dominic Goh
Deputy Director
ASEAN Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Dr. Wilhelm Hofmeister
Regional Representative & Director
Political Dialogue Program Asia
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Mr. Tobias Lenz
Visiting Researcher
European Union Centre in Singapore

Ms. Lim May-Ann
Senior Executive
Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Ms. Pavithra Nair
Former Intern
Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Dr. Omkar Lal Shrestha
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Ms. Lan Shiow Tsai
Former Intern
Singapore Institute of International Affairs

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