The Quad and Southeast Asia: Reception, perception & opportunities

    The Quad and Southeast Asia: Reception, perception & opportunities

    The ISIS Forum on the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, organised in conjunction with the Australian High Commission in Malaysia, zooms in on the implications of the Quad to and in Southeast Asia and ASEAN.  

    Over two sessions, join us as experts from across the region discuss the strategic and security implications of the Quad, as well as explore opportunities beyond strategic-security dimensions, in areas such as trade, technology, climate change and pandemic mitigation.

    Date 7 September 2021
    Time 0930 – 1215 (UTC+8)
    Venue ISIS.Forum (Via Zoom Webinar)

     

    Opening remarks


    H.E. Dr Justin Lee
    High Commissioner of Australia to Malaysia


    Mr Shahriman Lockman
    Director, Chief Executive’s Office
    Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

    Session 1 - Alliance building or like-minded cooperation – Viewing the Quad in Southeast Asia

    0940-1050 (UTC+8) : Session 1

    Alliance building or like-minded cooperation – Viewing the Quad in Southeast Asia

    How have different Southeast Asian stakeholders reacted to the Quad? Join us as experts discuss if members of the Quad have successfully made the case that the grouping is not primarily a securitised alliance against China, and the prospects of ASEAN engaging with the Quad without upsetting its long-cherished stance on non-alignment.

    Moderator


    Mr Shahriman Lockman
    Director, Chief Executive’s Office
    Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

    Co-moderator


    Mr Muhammad Sinatra
    Analyst, Foreign Policy & Security Studies
    Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

    Discussants


    Ms Hayley Channer
    Senior Policy Fellow
    Perth USAsia Centre
    Australia


    Dr Kei Koga
    Assistant Professor
    Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
    Singapore


    Ms Angeline Tan
    Researcher, Foreign Policy & Security Studies
    Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia


    Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar
    Research Centre for Politics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences;
    Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, The Habibie Centre
    Indonesia

    Session 2 - Beyond Strategic-Security – Opportunities for the Quad

    1100-1210 (UTC+8)Session 2

    Beyond Strategic-Security – Opportunities for the Quad

    What are the opportunities for the Quad in Southeast Asia beyond strategic security initiatives? Join us as experts discuss if the Quad can and will leverage existing initiatives, like the Blue Dot Network, to tap into the strong regional desire for investment, vaccines, climate change and emerging technology, and other critical needs in the region. 

    Moderator


    Mr Thomas Daniel
    Senior Fellow
    Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

    Co-moderator


    Ms Izzah Ibrahim
    Researcher, Foreign Policy & Security Studies
    Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

    Discussants


    Mr Brad Glosserman
    Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Pacific Forum
    Deputy Director & Visiting Professor, Center for Rule Making Strategies
    Tama University, Japan


    Ms Yanitha Meena Louis
    Researcher, Foreign Policy & Security Studies
    Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia


    Mr Julio S Amador III
    Founder
    The Philippine Strategic Forum (PSF)


    Dr Nguyen Hung Son
    Vice President
    Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

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