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"Keynote Address" by YAB Dato’ Sri Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia

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Dinner address by Madam Ma Jia, Chargé d'Affaires ad Interim, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia

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Special Luncheon Address by His Excellency Dr Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan

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31st APR

Programme

Monday, 22 May 2017

  International arrivals

1930 – 2000

Arrival of Guests and Networking Reception

2000 – 2100

Arrival of the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Welcoming Dinner

2100 – 2115

Keynote Address and Official Opening by the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

0730 – 0845

Registration

0845 – 1045

Plenary 1: “New” Major Power Relations and Dynamics in the Asia Pacific

1045 – 1100

Refreshments

1100 – 1230

In Conversation: Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia

1230 – 1400

Lunch Address

1400 – 1530

Plenary 2: ASEAN: Is Change Inevitable?

1530 – 1700

Plenary 3: Tensions in Cyber Space: Balancing National Security, Privacy, and Innovation

1700 – 1715

Refreshments

1715 – 1845

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent 1: Strategic Update: Southeast Asia and Oceania

Concurrent 2: Strategic Update: Northeast Asia

1900 – 2100

Dinner

Wednesday: 24 May 2017

0900 – 1030

Plenary 4: Wither Economic Cooperation in the Asia Pacific: More Ingredients for the Spaghetti Bowl?

1030 – 1045

Refreshments

1045 – 1215

Concurrent Sessions

  Concurrent 3: Mekong Cooperation: Managing Challenges and Expectations
  Concurrent 4: Irregular Migration: Regional Flows and Impact

1215 – 1400

Lunch

1400 - 1530

Plenary 5: Military Modernisation in the Asia Pacific: Motives, Trends and Transparency

1530 – 1545

Refreshments

1545 – 1715

Plenary 6: Exceptionalism vs. Integration: Nationalist, Anti-Globalisation and Anti-Establishment Politics

1715 – 1730

Closing remarks

Programme
Updated as of 16 May 2017

Sessions on 23 May 2017

Plenary 1: "New" Major Power Relations and Dynamics in the Asia Pacific

Chair:
Panellists:
  • Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa

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    Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa

    Chairman and Chief Executive
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
  • Dr James Jay Carafano

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    Dr James Jay Carafano

    Vice President, Foreign and Defence Policy Studies; EW Richardson Fellow; Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies
    The Heritage Foundation
    USA
  • Ambassador Yoshiji Nogami

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    Ambassador Yoshiji Nogami

    President
    Japan Institute of International Affairs
  • Dr Sergey Karaganov

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    Dr Sergey Karaganov

    Honorary Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy;
    Dean, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
    National Research University – Higher School of Economics
    Russia

In Conversation: Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia

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Plenary 2: ASEAN: Is Change Inevitable?

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Panellists:
  • Dr Philips Vermonte

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    Dr Philips Vermonte

    Executive Director
    Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
    Indonesia
  • Dr Aries Arugay

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    Dr Aries Arugay

    Associate Professor
    Department of Political Science
    University of the Philippines-Diliman
  • Dr Ha Anh Tuan

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    Dr Ha Anh Tuan

    Director, Center for Policy Analysis
    Institute for South China Sea Studies
    Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV)
  • Dr David Capie

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    Dr David Capie

    Associate Professor
    School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations
    Victoria University of Wellington
    New Zealand

Plenary 3: Tensions in Cyber Space: Balancing National Security, Privacy, and Innovation

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Concurrent 1: Strategic Update: Southeast Asia and Oceania

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Concurrent 2: Strategic Update: Northeast Asia

Chair:
Panellists:
  • Mr Nicholas Fang

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    Mr Nicholas Fang

    Executive Director
    Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
  • Dr Choi Kang

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    Dr Choi Kang

    Associate Professor and Director
    Vice President, Research; Principle Fellow;
    Director, Center for Foreign Policy and National Security
    The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
    Republic of Korea
  • Professor Akio Takahara

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    Professor Akio Takahara

    Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
    Adjunct Fellow
    Japan Institute of International Affairs
  • Dr Rong Ying

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    Dr Rong Ying

    Vice President
    Senior Research Fellow
    China Institute of International Studies

Sessions on 24 May 2017

Plenary 4: Wither Economic Cooperation in the Asia Pacific: More Ingredients for the Spaghetti Bowl?

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Concurrent 3: Mekong Cooperation: Managing Challenges and Expectations

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Concurrent 4: Irregular Migration: Regional Flows and Impact

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Plenary 5: Military Modernisation in the Asia Pacific: Motives, Trends and Transparency

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Plenary 6: Exceptionalism vs. Integration: Nationalist, Anti-Globalisation and Anti-Establishment Politics

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