Programme

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome Remarks
Mr Choi Shing Kwok
Director,  ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

SESSION 1<br/> GREAT POWER RELATIONSHIP: CHOICES FOR THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA, CONSEQUENCES FOR ALL
9:10 am - 10:40 am

SESSION 1
GREAT POWER RELATIONSHIP: CHOICES FOR THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA, CONSEQUENCES FOR ALL

Moderator: Prof Joseph Liow Chin Yong
Dean,  College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and Tan Kah Kee Chair Professor of Comparative and International Politics,  Nanyang Technological University

Speakers: Prof David Shambaugh
Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies,  Political Science and International Affairs; and Director of the China Policy Program,  George Washington University
US Perspective

Prof Francois Godement
Senior Advisor for Asia,  Asia Program,  Institut Montaigne,  Paris; and Non-resident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,  Washington, D.C.
EU Perspective

Prof Jia Qingguo
Professor and former Dean,  School of International Studies; and Director, Institute for China-US People-to-People Exchange; and Director,  Center for China and Global Governance,  Peking University
Chinese Perspective

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Coffee & Tea

SESSION 2<br/> EDGING AHEAD: VIETNAM’S LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AND ECONOMIC POTENTIAL
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

SESSION 2
EDGING AHEAD: VIETNAM’S LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AND ECONOMIC POTENTIAL

Moderator: Dr Le Hong Hiep
Fellow,  Vietnam Studies Programme,  ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Speakers: Dr Thaveeporn Vasavakul
GoSFI’s Lead Specialist,  California,  USA
Political Challenges

Dr Nguyen Dinh Cung
Former President,  Central Institute for Economic Management,  Vietnam
Economic Outlook for Vietnam

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

SESSION 3<br/>REVERT OR REFORM: INDONESIA UNDER JOKOWI'S SECOND TERM
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

SESSION 3
REVERT OR REFORM: INDONESIA UNDER JOKOWI'S SECOND TERM

Moderator: Dr Siwage Dharma Negara
Senior Fellow and Co-coordinator,  Indonesia Studies Programme,  ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Speakers: Dr Zainal Abidin Bagir
Executive Director,  Center of Religious and Cross Cultural Studies,  Gadjah Mada University,  Indonesia
Religious Polarisation

Prof Mari Pangestu
Professor of International Economics, University of Indonesia; and Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Economic Challenges and Opportunities

SESSION 4<br/> ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: THE CASES OF THAILAND AND MYANMAR
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

SESSION 4
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: THE CASES OF THAILAND AND MYANMAR

Moderator: Dr Michael J Montesano
Visiting Senior Fellow,  Coordinator,  Thailand Studies Programme and Co-coordinator,  Myanmar Studies Programme,  ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Speakers: Dr Prajak Kongkirati
Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of Government, and Associate Dean for Research and Academic Services, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand
Thailand: Legitimacy and Prospects for Political Consolidation

Dr Richard Horsey
Advisor, International Crisis Group, Myanmar
Myanmar: Towards Elections

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Coffee & Tea

SESSION 5<br/> BEYOND THE HORIZON: PAKATAN HARAPAN'S SUCCESSION PLANS AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

SESSION 5
BEYOND THE HORIZON: PAKATAN HARAPAN'S SUCCESSION PLANS AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES

Moderator: Dr Francis Hutchinson
Senior Fellow and Coordinator,  Malaysia Studies Programme,  ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Speakers: Mr Rafizi Ramli
Vice-President,  Parti Keadilan Rakyat,  Malaysia
Political Succession

Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi
Chairman of Khazanah Research Institute, Malaysia
Economic Outlook 

5:30 pm - 5:35 pm

End of Programme