Event Highlights

Seminar on “DAP in post-2022 Malaysia: Deals, Ambitions, Provocations”


In this hybrid seminar, Mr Howard Lee shed light on the deals that DAP has engaged in, the ambitions of the party, and the future of the DAP.


Seminar on “Indonesia’s 2024 Elections: Java and Beyond”


In this hybrid seminar, Dr Deasy Simandjuntak, Mr Made Supriatma, and Dr Ian Wilson shared their analyses of the campaigning and unofficial results of Indonesia’s 14 February 2024 presidential and legislative elections. The three fellows presented key findings from their fieldwork in different provinces, namely North Sumatra, East and Central Java, and DKI Jakarta.


Webinar on “The Philippines’ Transparency Initiative in the South China Sea: Quo Vadis?”


In this webinar, Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, Associate Professor Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby, PhD, and Assistant Professor Jaime B. Naval, discussed the Philippines’ implementation of its transparency initiative in the South China Sea. The panel elaborated on the implementation, effectiveness, and possible risks of the initiative under the Marcos Jr. administration on both the domestic and international levels.


Webinar on “Understanding Thailand’s Constitutional Reform: Process, Politics, and Implications”


In this webinar, Dr Siripan Nogsuan Sawasdee (Professor in the Department of Government at the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University) and Mr Parit Itim Wacharasindhu (Member of Parliament and Spokesperson of the Move Forward Party) discussed Thailand’s constitutional reform efforts.


Webinar on “Making the ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement (DEFA) a Reality”


In this webinar, Ms Alpana Roy, Dr Maria Monica Wihardja, and Mr Hadri Sopri discussed the potential of the ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement and the possible challenges in the negotiations phase that need to be addressed to ensure its entry into force.


Webinar on “Myanmar in 2024: Expectations and Realities”


In this webinar, two long-time experts on Myanmar shared their thoughts on the current situation and possible trajectories of the country’s ongoing crisis, now entering the fourth year of military rule after the 2021 coup.


Seminar on “Understanding Indonesia’s 2024 Presidential Election: Watershed Moment or Anti-Climax?”


In this hybrid seminar, Dr Maxwell Lane discussed how personal rivalry politics had facilitated dynasty building, leading to national politics becoming a theatre of rhetorical polarization among the political elites. Dr A’an Suryana, on the other hand, discussed the role of Islamists in the 2024 presidential elections, demonstrating how it had weakened over the years due to state repression and shifts in the political alliances among the elites.


Webinar on “PKR: How Anwar’s Party Works”


In this webinar, Mr James Chai shared his findings on the structure of Malaysia’s People’s Justice Party (PKR) and its differentiating characteristics compared to other parties.