Programme

Monday, 7 May 2018

1430 – 1500 REGISTRATION AND ARRIVAL OF GUESTS
1500 – 1530 WELCOMING AND OPENING REMARKS
1530 – 1700 PLENARY SESSION 1: POLITICS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: CHANGE OR STATUS QUO?
1700 – 1720 REFRESHMENTS
1720 – 1850 SPECIAL PANEL: FOREIGN POLICY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
1900 – 2030 WELCOMING DINNER

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

0930 – 1030 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
CONCURRENT SESSION 1: STRATEGIC UPDATE: NORTHEAST ASIA
CONCURRENT SESSION 2: STRATEGIC UPDATE: WEST ASIA
1030 – 1100 REFRESHMENTS
1100 – 1230 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
CONCURRENT SESSION 3: STRATEGIC UPDATE: SOUTH ASIA
CONCURRENT SESSION 4: STRATEGIC UPDATE: CENTRAL ASIA
1230 – 1400 LUNCH: Hosted by the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
1400 – 1600 PLENARY SESSION 2: AMERICA FIRST, CHINA RISING: A NEW GLOBAL ORDER?
1600 – 1630 REFRESHMENTS
1630 – 1800 PLENARY SESSION 3: INNOVATING ASEAN, PRESERVING RESILIENCE
1830 – 2030 DINNER: Hosted by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

0900 – 1030 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
CONCURRENT SESSION 5: TECHNOLOGY AND THE BATTLEFIELD: THE EVOLVING NATURE OF WARFARE
CONCURRENT SESSION 6: FUTURE-PROOFING AGAINST VIOLENT EXTREMISM
1030 – 1045 REFRESHMENTS
1045 – 1215 PLENARY SESSION 4: THE STATE OF THE REGION: THE FUTURE OF APEC AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS
1215 – 1230 CLOSING REMARKS
1230 – 1345 LUNCH

Welcoming Remarks

by Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa, Chairman and Chief Executive, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Photo Gallery

Plenary Session 1: Politics in South East Asia: Change or Status Quo?

  • Dr Michael Vatikiotis
    Dr Michael Vatikiotis
    Asia Regional Director
    Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Singapore
  • Amb Pou Sothirak
    Ambassador Pou Sothirak
    Executive Director
    Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
  • Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak
    Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak
    Director
    Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS)
    Thailand
  • Prof Dr Aileen S. P. Baviera
    Professor Dr Aileen S. P. Baviera
    President
    Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress
    The Philippines

Special Panel: Foreign Policy in the Digital Age

  • Mr Bunn Nagara
    Mr Bunn Nagara
    Senior Fellow
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)
    Malaysia
  • Mr Siddharth Varadarajan
    Mr Siddharth Varadarajan
    Founding Editor, The Wire
    India
  • Assoc Prof Dr Farish Ahmad-Noor
    Assoc Prof Dr Farish Ahmad-Noor
    Coordinator, PhD Programme, Graduate Programmes Office
    S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
    Singapore
  • YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin
    YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin
    Deputy Secretary General (Bilateral Affairs)
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Malaysia

Concurrent Session 1: Strategic Update: Northeast Asia

  • Dr Lee Jaehyon
    Dr Lee Jaehyon
    Senior Fellow, ASEAN and Oceania Studies Program
    The Asan Institute, Republic of Korea
  • Dr Hoo Chiew-Ping
    Dr Hoo Chiew-Ping
    Senior Lecturer, Strategic Studies and International Relations Program
    National University of Malaysia (UKM)
  • Dr Yuan Chong
    Dr Yuan Chong
    Deputy Director
    Institute of Japanese Studies
    China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)
  • Prof Tosh Minohara
    Professor Tosh Minohara

    Professor of US-Japan Relations
    Kobe University, Japan

Concurrent Session 2: Strategic Update: West Asia

  • Mr Sholto Byrnes
    Mr Sholto Byrnes
    Senior Fellow
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
  • Dr Morteza Damanpak Jami
    Dr Morteza Damanpak Jami
    Vice President, Research & Studies
    The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) Iran
  • Dr James Dorsey
    Dr James Dorsey
    Senior Fellow
    S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

Concurrent Session 3: Strategic Update: South Asia

  • U Khin Maung Lynn
    U Khin Maung Lynn
    Joint Secretary
    Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr Maria Sultan
    Dr Maria Sultan
    President and Chairperson
    South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) University, Pakistan
  • Dr Dinusha Panditaratne
    Executive Director
    Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute on International Relations and Strategic Studies
    Sri Lanka
  • Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
    Principal Research Fellow & Research Lead (Multilateral and International Linkages)
    Institute of South Asian Studies
    National University of Singapore
  • Mr Dhruva Jaishankar
    Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies
    Brookings India

Concurrent Session 4: Strategic Update: Central Asia

  • Mr Timofei Bordachev
    Programme Director, Valdai Discussion Club;
    Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National
    Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Dr Vladimir I Norov
    Director
    Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies
    Uzbekistan
  • Dr Roy Anthony Rogers
    Head, Department of International and Strategic Studies
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Dr Meirat Omarov
    Head of Department
    Foreign Policy and International Security
    Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

Plenary Session 2: America First, China Rising: A New Global Order?

  • Dr Dino Patti Djalal
    Founder
    Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), Indonesia
  • Dr Walter Lohman
    Director, Asian Studies Center
    Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy
    The Heritage Foundation
    USA
  • Prof Xiang Lanxin
    Professor, International History and Politics, The Graduate Institute Geneva;
    Director, Centre of One Belt and One Road Studies
    China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation
  • Prof Ken Jimbo
    Faculty of Policy Management, Graduate School of Media and Governance
    Keio University
    Japan
  • Mr Anton Tsetov
    Senior Analyst, Center for Strategic Research
    Russian International Affairs Council

Plenary Session 3: Innovating ASEAN, Preserving Resilience

  • Dr Pavida Pananond
    Thammasat Business School
    Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Ms Nur Sulyna Abdullah
    Chief Officer, Corporate Strategy Sector
    Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
  • Ms Moe Thuzar
    Lead Researcher (Socio-Cultural)
    ASEAN Studies Centre
    ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore
  • Prof Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar
    Chairman
    Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, The Habibie Center, Indonesia

Concurrent Session 5: Technology and the Battlefield: The Evolving Nature of Warfare

  • Prof Dr Nguyen Vu Tung
    President
    The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV)
  • Ms Elsa B Kania
    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program
    Center for a New American Security, USA
  • Ms Margherita D’ Ascanio
    Regional Legal Advisor
    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Malaysia
  • Ms Zoe Stanley-Lockman
    Associate Research Fellow, Maritime Security Programme
    Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS)
    S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore

Concurrent Session 6: Future-Proofing against Violent Extremism

  • Mr Muhammad Sinatra
    Analyst
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
  • Dr Rommel Banlaoi
    Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
    Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research
  • Ms Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah
    Director
    Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN)
    Indonesia
  • Dr Eliane Ursula Ettmüller
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies
    Germany

Plenary Session 4: The State of the Region: The Future of APEC and Regional Economic Partnership Arrangements

  • Dato’ Steven Wong
    Deputy Chief Executive
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)
    Malaysia
  • Mr Patrick Tay
    Deals Partner, Economics and Policy
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Malaysia
  • Prof Natasha Hamilton-Hart
    Department of Management and International Business
    Director of the New Zealand Asia Institute
    University of Auckland
    New Zealand
  • Dr Li Wei
    Assistant Professor, School of International Studies
    Renmin University
    China

Closing Remarks

  • Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa
    Chairman and Chief Executive
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)
    Malaysia

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