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Asian Perspectives Series: “Asian Regional Architecture: Steps Towards ASEAN Integration”

Event: Friday, October 24, 2014

9:00 am to 11:30 am

Washington, DC

Watch the event video here.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is changing the regional landscape as it works towards creating a political, economic, and social/cultural community by 2015. All the while, other regional bodies host meetings and summits, vying for relevance and influence. Amidst the backdrop of multiple, emerging regional architectures, Myanmar, which continues to become more engaged in the international arena, is the Chair of ASEAN for the first time in 2014. What issues remain for ASEAN as 2015 integration approaches and how will these issues likely be addressed? Is ASEAN economic integration making progress and how will it fit into the global economy? How will Asia’s rising regionalism through various architecture (EAS, APEC, ARF, ASEAN, etc.) and the United States’ forward presence in the region coexist and contribute to maintaining security?

Distinguished speakers will discuss various aspects of what Asians believe are the challenges and opportunities to strengthening ASEAN and achieving regional integration in the coming years.


Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Dr. Chaw Chaw Sein, Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Yangon, Myanmar

Mr. Edmund Sim, Partner, Appleton Luff, Singapore

Ms. Elina Noor, Assistant Director, Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia

Ms. Yun Sun, Fellow, East Asia Program, The Stimson Center

Moderated by:

Mr. John Brandon, Director, Regional Cooperation, The Asia Foundation

Please RSVP to Ms. Ellie Matthews at [email protected] or call (202) 588 – 9420 by Tuesday, October 21.

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