Event Highlights

38th ASEAN ROUNDTABLE: ASEAN in a Fragmented Global Order


Tuesday, 3 October 2023 – The ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute held its 38th ASEAN Roundtable, themed “ASEAN in a Fragmented Global Order” on 3 October 2023 at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. The aim of this year’s Roundtable is to examine ASEAN’s central role as the primary forum for dialogue and cooperation in Southeast Asia and its relevance in shaping the future of the region.

The Roundtable was supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.



Seminar on “Can Southeast Asia Play Its Part for the Climate?”


In this launch event, Associate Prof Winston Chow, Dr Thang Nam Do, Dr Angel Hsu and Ms Jessica Cheam offer interesting insights into the latest findings of the Southeast Asia Climate Outlook 2023 Survey Report.



Webinar on “Thailand-Myanmar Relations in Regional Perspective: Issues and Challenges”


The webinar discussed the political dynamics of Thailand’s new government, which had assumed office in early September 2023, with a view to analyze Thailand’s future policy and approach to the ongoing Myanmar crisis. The Myanmar issue affects Thailand’s foreign policy including its role and position in ASEAN.



Webinar on “Pop Culture, Celebritydom, & Fandom: How Social Media Strategy Changed the Face of Thailand’s 2023 General Election”


In this webinar, Ms Alexandra Colombier examined the transcendence of politics into pop culture after GE2023 in Thailand.



Closed-door Workshop on “Lessons from the LTMS-PIP for the ASEAN Power Grid”


ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and the United Nations Economy and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) recently convened a closed-door workshop.



Hybrid Seminar on “The Loss of the Malay Centre Ground”


In this hybrid seminar, Mr Khairy Jamaluddin discussed the results of Malaysia’s recent six state elections and what they mean for Anwar Ibrahim’s Unity Government.



Webinar on “Vietnam’s Energy Transition: Opportunities and Challenges”


In this webinar, Mr Cuong Le, Dr Nguyen Dinh, and Mr Phat Nguyen provided initial insights into Vietnam’s National Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) and National Energy Master Plan (NEMP) for 2021-2030, with a vision for 2050. They also discussed potential opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders, as well as the plans’ implications for Vietnam’s energy security and energy transition.



Conference on “Social Faultlines in Indonesia: Persistence and Change in an Evolving Landscape”


This 2-day joint conference by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and Indonesia’s National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), aims to provide a platform for academic dialogue on multifaceted issues related to demographic diversity in Indonesia today.