ASEAN 2015 Seminar: Realistic ASEAN vs Illusive ASEAN

Siam Intelligence Unit in conjunction with Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University and Friedrich Naumann Foundation will host a public seminar on ASEAN 2015 Community: ประชาคมอาเซียน 2015: ภาพในมายาคติกับความเป็นจริง (Realistic ASEAN vs Illusive ASEAN).

Siam Intelligence Unit in conjunction with Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University and Friedrich Naumann Foundation will host a public seminar on ASEAN 2015 Community: ประชาคมอาเซียน 2015: ภาพในมายาคติกับความเป็นจริง (Realistic ASEAN vs Illusive ASEAN).

The event will be held on 2 July 2012 at Room 307, Pinit Prachanart Building, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University.

More details at Siam Intelligence and IAS site.

SIU Joined ‘Thailand Political Database’ Project

Prof. Dr. Charas Suwanmala, former Dean at Facuty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, announced the ‘Thailand Political Database’ web site (www.tpd.in.th). SIU is one of the founding partners.

28 April 2011 – SIU joined the ‘Thailand Political Database’ project as a founding partner.

Prof. Dr. Charas Suwanmala, former Dean at Facuty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, announced the ‘Thailand Political Database’ web site (www.tpd.in.th). TPD is a centralized site which aggregates political data and information from its partner sites.

charas suwanmala
Prof. Dr. Charas Suwanmala

The project is funding by Thai Health Promotion Foundation. SIU is one of the founding partners.

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SIU has run the Thailand Political Base, a Wikipedia-style open database for Thai politicians for almost three years. The TPD project will use the information from Thailand Political Base as its foundation data.

Looking Towards ASEAN community 2015: Constraints, Obstacles and Opportunities

21 April 2011 – Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, in conjunction with Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU) organized an international seminar “Looking Towards ASEAN community 2015: Constraints, Obstacles and Opportunities” at Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University.

21 April 2011 – Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, in conjunction with Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU) organized an international seminar “Looking Towards ASEAN community 2015: Constraints, Obstacles and Opportunities” at Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University.

The event was opened by Professor Dr. Kua Wongboonsin, Vice President, Chulalongkorn University and Dr. Pimrapaat Dusadeeisarayakul, Program Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Professor Dr. Surakiat Satienthai, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs gave his keynote speech from his ASEAN experience.

Then followed by the international discussion by 4 speakers from each ASEAN nations:

  • Mr. Ong Keng Yong
    Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Ms. Ng Yeen Seen
    Senior Director, Policy, Research & Programmes Asian
    Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and Directior, Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh
    Dean, International Studies Department, University of Social Science Humanities, Vietnam National University
  • Mr. Suranand Vejjajiva
    Political Analyst and Former Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Moderator : Captain Dr. Yongyuth Maiyalap

 

 

In meeting room, before the event started
Opening Remark by Professor Dr. Kua Wongboonsin, Vice President, Chulalongkorn University
Audiences
Keynote Speech Professor Dr. Surakiat Satienthai Chair Professor, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Audiences
Panel Discussion
Mr. Ong Keng Yong Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Mr. Ong Keng Yong Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh Dean
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh Dean, International Studies Department, University of Social Science Humanities, Vietnam National University
Ms. Ng Yeen Seen
Ms. Ng Yeen Seen
Senior Director, Policy, Research & Programmes Asian
Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and Directior, Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), Malaysia
Mr. Suranand Vejjajiva Political Analyst and Former Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office
Mr. Suranand Vejjajiva Political Analyst and Former Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office
Conference Room
Conference Room
Speakers group photo
Speakers group photo

Video recording of the event will be available shortly on Siam Intelligence web site.

Seminar “Looking Towards ASEAN Community 2015”

“Looking Towards ASEAN community 2015: Constraints, Obstacles and Opportunities”

Event Details

Organized by: Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
In cooperation with: Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU)
Date: Thursday, 21st April, 2011
Time: 8.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
At: Room 105, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University

Introduction

The global landscape has changed drastically and will continue to do so at an even faster rate. Many countries give an importance to regional integration for more bargain power and more capability in international competition. Within ASEAN, globalization has heightened its sense of vulnerability and the need for closer regional cooperation. Meanwhile, many internal issues have expanded to international matters such as environment, natural disasters, communicable diseases, and transnational crime, etc. Therefore, ASEAN must strengthen cooperation to respond to such changes efficiently.

In 2003, the ASEAN leaders had common vision that ASEAN should strengthen cooperation and then agreed to establish an ASEAN Community by 2020. The ASEAN Community comprises of three pillars, namely political and security community, economic community and socio – cultural community that are closely intertwined and mutually reinforcing for the purpose of ensuring durable peace, stability, and shared prosperity in the region. After that, at the 12th ASEAN Summit in Cebu, the Philippines, the Leaders agreed to accelerate the establishment of the ASEAN Community by 2015

However, setting sail for ASEAN Community is not as smooth as silk. There are certainly some constraints and obstacles before going alongside a wharf. In the meantime, there are also benefits from being Community which all ten member countries would have a plan to seize. ASEAN member countries would not recognize only the impacts from those changes, but would also prepare to settle appropriate strategies and measures to respond such changes under ASEAN’s most benefits.

Agenda

  • 8.00 – 8.30 a.m. Registration
  • 8.30 – 8.45 a.m. Introductory Address
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sunait Chutintaranond
    Director of Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
  • 8.45 – 9.00 a.m. Opening Remarks
    Professor Dr. Kua Wongboonsin
    Vice President, Chulalongkorn University
    Dr. Pimrapaat Dusadeeisarayakul
    Program Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
  • 9.00 – 9.45 a.m. Keynote Speech
    Professor Dr. Surakiat Satienthai
    Chair Professor, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University
    Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 9.45 – 10.00 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 10.00 – 11.30 a.m. Panel Discussion “Looking Towards ASEAN Community 2015: Constraints, Obstacles and Opportunities
    Panelists

    • Mr. Ong Keng Yong
      Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
    • Ms. Ng Yeen Seen
      Senior Director, Policy, Research & Programmes Asian
      Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and Directior, Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), Malaysia
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh
      Dean, International Studies Department, University of Social Science Humanities, Vietnam National University
    • Mr. Suranand Vejjajiva
      Political Analyst and Former Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office
    • Moderator : Captain Dr. Yongyuth Maiyalap
  • 11.30 – 11.50 a.m. Questions and opinion
  • 11.50 – 12.00 a.m. Closing Remarks
    Mr. Kan Yuenyong
    Executive Director of Siam Intelligence Unit

Registration form is available at Institute of Asian Studies site. Contact number: 02-2187464-65

Seminar: Thailand’s Direction

30 March 2011 – SIU and Asia Watch Group, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University co-hosted the public seminar “Thailand’s Direction” (ประเทศไทยจะไปทางไหนกัน) at Chulalongkorn University.

The event was opened by the chairman of Chulalongkorn University. The panelists are:

  • Gen. Boonsrang Niempradit – Former Supreme Commander
  • Uthai Pimjaichon – Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Assoc.Prof. Dr. Gothom Arya – Director of Research Center of Peace Building, Mahidol University
  • Assoc.Prof. Dr. Sompop Manarungsan – President of Panyapiwat Institute of Management

The summary of seminar is available (in Thai) at Siam Intelligence web site.

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