36th ASEAN Roundtable – Braving the Storms: ASEAN in Crisis Mode – Day 2

ASEAN STUDIES CENTRE

About the Webinar

Session III: Regional Political and Security Landscape

This session examines key events and developments that have shaken and reshaped the region’s political-security landscape in 2021. The February military coup d’etat in Myanmar and ASEAN’s ongoing struggle to nudge the country back to stability and democracy have posed serious challenges to ASEAN’s unity and centrality in its own neighbourhood. Is a reform of the ASEAN Way overdue and how should ASEAN reinvent itself in light of the Myanmar crisis?  On the external relations front, 2021 heralded a sense of hope that ASEAN-US relations will turn a new chapter with the Biden administration after four years of Trump’s lacklustre engagement. Yet, as “America is back” and “the era of US engagement with China is over”, what would it mean for ASEAN’s strategic positioning among the two great powers going forward? What does US commitment to Indo-Pacific mean for ASEAN?

This webinar is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

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About the Speakers

FIRST PANEL: THE MYANMAR CHALLENGE TO ASEAN UNITY AND CENTRALITY

Panellists

Dr Michael VATIKIOTIS
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Mr Min ZIN
Executive Director, Institute for Strategy and Policy (ISP)-Myanmar

Moderator

Dr Michael MONTESANO
Visiting Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Myanmar Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

SECOND PANEL: ASEAN’S STANDING IN THE REGIONAL ORDER

Panellists

Prof Alice BA
Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware
Dr TAN See Seng
Research Adviser, The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University

Moderator

Dr William CHOONG
Senior Fellow, Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Concluding Remarks

Sharon Seah
Ms Sharon SEAH
Senior Fellow
Coordinator, ASEAN Studies Centre,
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

 

Registration

This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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You can also register here for Day 1.

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If you have questions for the speakers, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speakers during the Q&A session.

Date

Oct 13 2021

Time

GMT+8
9:00 am - 11:15 am

Location

Webinar