US-ASEAN Conference on Legal Issues of Regional Importance

Event: May 8-9, 2017, Singapore

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Marina Mandarin Hotel
6 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square, Singapore 039594

ASEAN has forged a successful and enduring union of 10 member states, cultivating a common identity and organizational coherence that are unique within the broader geopolitics of Asia. In collaboration with U.S. Embassy Singapore, The Asia Foundation and the Rajaratnam School of International Studies will convene a two-day conference on ASEAN legal issues on May 8-9 in Singapore.

The conference will bring together experts from across the ASEAN region, and beyond, to engage in thoughtful dialogue to examine and analyze the legal dimension of several issues that are critical to the future of ASEAN.

Efforts to build on achievements to date and fulfil the economic growth potential of an integrated ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) face a number of challenges. Each of these challenges share common underpinnings in domestic and regional law and law making.

Panel sessions for the two-day conference include environment, women’s rights and opportunities, maritime security, trafficking in persons and other transnational crimes, cyber-security and data protection, labor migration, and regional trade.

Welcome remarks will be provided by Mr. Walter Douglas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy and for Regional and Security Policy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Dr. Joseph Liow Chin Yong, Professor of Comparative and International Politics and Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and Mr. John Brandon, Senior Director, International Relations Programs, The Asia Foundation.

Follow the event on Twitter with the hashtag: #USASEANLaw

The event is open to members of the press. For media credentials and interviews, please contact Eelynn Sim at eelynn.sim@asiafoundation.org  and Mervin Kok at iswlkok@ntu.edu.sg.

Related locations: Singapore
Related programs: Law and Justice
Related topics: ASEAN