Outreach Programme for University Students (OPUS) Lecture Series with Georgia Institute of Technology

As part of the annual Southeast Asia Study Abroad Program, students from Georgia Institute of Technology attended a roundtable discussion with ASEAN Studies Centre to learn more about community-building in ASEAN in the 21st Century.

Annual OPUS Lecture Series with Georgia Institute of Technology 
Theme: Community-Building in ASEAN in the 21st Century

Friday, 17 June 2016 – The ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute hosted a roundtable discussion with students from Georgia Institute of Technology on 17 June 2016. The students hail from a variety of disciplines, but share a common interest in the study of international relations, and are participants in Georgia Tech’s annual Southeast Asia Study Abroad Program.

Students from the Georgia Institute of Technology attending the 1.5-hour briefing.  (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

The roundtable discussion was led by Dr Termsak Chalermpalanupap and Ms Moe Thuzar, lead researchers at the ASEAN Studies Centre. Interactive discussions focused on political and security issues confronting ASEAN, including the tensions over territorial claims in the South China Sea, ASEAN’s relations with the major powers, and other integration concerns.

Ms Moe Thuzar providing a short introduction about ASEAN Studies Centre before the commencement of the briefing. Seated next to her is Dr Termsak Chalermpalanupap. (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

The group of 13 students was accompanied by Professor Katja Weber of Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and Director of the Southeast Asia Study Abroad Program.

Group photo with Professor Katja Weber and her students after the roundtable discussion. (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)