Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2019

2-4 December 2018, Banyan Tree Hotel Bangkok

Jointly organized by Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Agenda   Report   Photos

Agenda

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Welcome Remarks

H.E. Busaya Mathelin, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Thailand

Henning Glaser, Director, German Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)

Frederick Kliem, Senior Programme Manager Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Singapore

Networking Reception

Monday, 3 December 2018

Conference Opening Remarks

Henning Glaser, Director, German Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)

Christian Echle, Director, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia, Singapore

The Greater Picture: The Geopolitical Context of ASEAN Regionalism

Don Emmerson, Head of Southeast Asia Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Extended Q&A

Moderation: Jan Kliem, Senior Program Officer and Researcher, German Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)

External Powers and ASEAN Regionalism

(USA) Prashanth Parmeswaran, Senior Editor, The Diplomat 

(India) Christian Wagner, Senior Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin

(EU) Colin Steinbach, Head of the Political, Press and Information Section, EU Delegation to Thailand

 Moderation: Christian Echle, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

Group Picture

Lunch

ASEAN and China cooperation

“Perspective of the People’s Republic of China” You Ji, Head, Department of Government and Public Administration, University of Macau

“China’s Rise” Nick Khoo, Professor of Politics, University of Otago, New Zealand

“South China Sea Dynamics and Regional Trends” Carlyle Thayer, Emeritus Professor, UNSW Canberra

Moderation: Jan Kliem, German Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)

ASEAN Challenges II: Terrorism 

“Online Radicalisation in SE Asia” Gullnaz Baig, Counterterrorism Policy Lead, Asia-Pacific, Facebook

“Prevention of Violent Extremism” Cameron Sumpter, Associate Research Fellow, RSiS, Singapore

“Returning Fighters” Solahudin, Co-Director, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), Indonesia

Moderation: Patrick Rüppel, Senior Programm Manager, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Singapore

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Southeast Asia´s Political Outlook – Visions, Values and Models of Governance

“Evolving political environments in ASEAN” Mark Thompson, Head, Dep. of Asian and International Studies City University of Hong Kong

“Marrying the National and the Regional in ASEAN” Tang Siew Mun, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS, Singapore

Moderation: Lasse Schuldt, German Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

ASEAN Economic Community. Economic Challenges & Potentials

Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre, Singapore  

 Amy Searight, Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS

 Praipol Koomsup, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, Bangkok

Suriya Chindawongse, Director General, Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

Moderation: Georg Gafron, Director, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Thailand Off

Lunch

Vision and Leadership: How to secure ASEAN’s relevance for the future

Interview and moderated discussion with H.E. Marty Natalegawa, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia and H.E. Kasit Piromya, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand

Plus Q&A

Moderation: Frederick Kliem, Senior Programme Manager Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Singapore

Concluding Remarks

Farewell Dinner
 

 

 

 

Report

To be completed……