Asia Pacific Security in the next decade: The US Rebalancing toward Asia

As the world’s economic locomotives continue to move to the Asia-Pacific region, the US has decided to “pivot” its foreign policy toward the Indo-Pacific Ocean. With the rising power of China and an emerging stress along flashpoints in East China and South China Seas, the whole world is waiting for the unveiling of the historic moment in the 21st century. What’s about other major powers in Asia such as Japan and India? What’s the development and position of ASEAN?

Organized by: Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Alumni, Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Health Promotion Fund, Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU), Faculty of Political Science and Law of Burapha University, and The American Studies Program of ISIS Thailand.

Venue: Novotel Bangkok Siam Square, Bangkok, Thailand

Date: March 29, 2013 at 08.30 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.

As the world’s economic locomotives continue to move to the Asia-Pacific region, the US has decided to “pivot” its foreign policy toward the Indo-Pacific Ocean. With the rising power of China and an emerging stress along flashpoints in East China and South China Seas, the whole world is waiting for the unveiling of the historic moment in the 21st century. What’s about other major powers in Asia such as Japan and India? What’s the development and position of ASEAN?

Program

08:30 -09:00 Registration
09:00 -09.15 Welcome Remarks : General Kasemsak Plooksawasdi, Senator
09:15 – 09:45 Keynote Address:General Boonsrang Niumpradit (Retired)

Former Supreme Commander, Royal Thai Armed Forces
Advisory Board Member, ISIS Thailand

09:45 – 10:00 Coffee break / Press Release
10:00 – 12:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion on “Asia Pacific Security in the next decade: The US Rebalancing toward Asia”

Panelists:

  • John Brandon, Director of Regional Cooperation Programs, Asia Foundation
  • Ambassador Charles B. Salmon, Jr., APCSS
  • Dr. Justin D. Nankivell, APCSS
  • Mr. Surachai Nira, Deputy Director General, Office of the National Security Council Thailand
  • Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Fellow at ISIS and assistant group editor of Nation Media Group

Moderator:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director, ISIS Thailand
12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:45 Panel Discussion on “The role of Asia Pacific nations in the new security paradigm”

Panelists:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chulacheeb Chinwanno, Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
  • Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Director, Sasin Institute for Global Affairs (SIGA)
  • Mr. Paskorn Siriyaphan, Director General, Department of East Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (TBC)

Moderator:

  • Mr. Kan Yuenyong, Executive Director, Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU)
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:45 Panel Discussion on “The role of ASEAN, voice for the new generation”

Panelists:

  • (Member of Change Agent) Mr.Ekachai Chainuwat, Lecturer, Siam University
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Lecturer, Thammasat University
  • Captain Kiatiyut Tiansuwan (RTN), Deputy Director, Naval Strategic Studies Center, Royal Thai Navy

Moderator:

  • Dr. Chakkri Chaipinit, Lecturer, Burapha University
16:45-17.00 Conclusion and closing ceremony: Asst. Prof. Sub Lt. Dr. Ekkawit Maneethorn, Dean Faculty of Political Science and Law, Burapha University

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