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ASEAN Security Connectivity: Regional Solutions to Regional Security Challenge, 14 May 2019

14 May 2019 from 9:00 - 12:15


“ASEAN Security Connectivity: Regional Solutions to Regional Security Challenges

Seminar, Book Launch and Networking Lunch

jointly organised by the

 The GermanSoutheast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), the KonradAdenauerStiftung Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia in Singapore and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

14 May 2019

Room 221, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok, Thailand


Concept Note:

ASC is a two-year project, jointly organised and hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia in Singapore and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi.

The project’s raison d’être is to discuss the future of security cooperation within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) against the backdrop of ASEAN inaction in confronting most recent security-relevant challenges. A perceived and real reluctance by ASEAN to meaningfully engage in the management of security challenges, such as the Rohingya situation, the South China Sea disputes, and the management of water resources, increasingly risks ASEAN security irrelevance; in the eyes of ASEAN’s partners as well as its own members. Over several conferences, ASEAN Security Connectivity Working Group discussed relevant issues and devised options for the medium-term future of cooperation within the ASEAN Political-Security Community.

With this event, the organisers will provide a glimpse into their approach and introduce some of their key findings, arguments, and policy recommendations. We have, therefore, the great honour to have three outstanding experts in their respective field presenting their case studies.

Afterwards, we have the pleasure of inviting you to a buffet networking lunch reception on the premises of the CPG, where there will be ample opportunity to discuss the issue with the experts in further detail and also get your hand on a copy of the book “ASEAN Security Connectivity: Regional Solutions to Regional Security Challenges” FREE OF CHARGE.



Tuesday, 14 May 2019


Room 221, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok


9:00h                               Registration

9:15h                               Welcome Remarks

Mr. Henning Glaser, Director, CPG Bangkok

Mr. Christian Echle, Director, KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia, Singapore

9:30h                               Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia. An ASEAN way

H.E. Kasit Piromya, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand; Citizen Activation Academy, Executive Director

09:50h                             Security Cooperation in ASEAN: Regional Solutions to Regional Problems.

Dr. Frederick Kliem, Visiting Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


10:00                               Coffee Break


ASEAN Security Cooperation in Practice: Three Case Studies


10:10h 10:25h               Migration and its Security Implications in ASEAN

 Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Lecturer and Chair of PhD Program, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

10:25h 10:40h              Water Resource Security in Mainland Southeast Asia

Dr. Vannarith Chheang, Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

10:40h 10:55h              Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: A Case for Paradigm Shift on the ASEAN Agenda

Dr. Do Thanh Hai, Senior Fellow, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam


10:55h 12:00h               Q&A and Open Discussion


12:00h                             Closing Remarks

Dr. Frederick Kliem

H.E. Kasit Piromya

 Mr. Henning Glaser 


12:15h                             Lunch Reception (Buffet for all attendees)


For participant who plan to attend please register your information at https://s.surveyplanet.com/xRG-JlKlP

More information, please contact us via events@cpg-online.de (Ms. Venus)



14 May 2019
9:00 - 12:15


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Singapore
Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam


Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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