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

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Video archive and transcriptions can be found at Siam Intelligence.

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