Moderators & Speakers

Professor Chan Heng Chee

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry.  She chairs the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She was appointed a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights in 2012 and continues to serve in that position. Ambassador Chan is Chairman of...

Mr Choi Shing Kwok

Choi Shing Kwok was appointed Director of ISEAS in January 2018 and took on the role of Head of the ASEAN Studies Centre at the Institute in March 2020. Prior to this appointment, he was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources from July 2012 to September 2017. Mr Choi started his...

Professor Dong Wang

WANG Dong is Executive Director of the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding (iGCU) at Peking University. He also holds a university administrative post as Deputy Director of the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences, Peking University. Dr. Wang received his Bachelor’s from Peking University and Ph.D. from UCLA. He has published extensively in leading...

Dr Kirida Bhaopichitr

Dr. Kirida is currently the Director of Thailand Development Research Institute’s Economic Intelligence Service which is the Institute’s corporate membership program. Dr. Kirida leads the preparation of content for the monthly seminars for corporate members on issues that are of high relevance and interest for business. Her specialization spans monitoring and analysing developments of the...

Dr Le Hong Hiep

Dr Le Hong Hiep is a Fellow with the Vietnam Studies Program and the Regional Strategic and Political Studies Program at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. He is also an editor of the Institute’s flagship journal Contemporary Southeast Asia. Hiep holds a BA from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, an MA in International Relations and...

Dr Lee Hwok Aun

Lee Hwok Aun is Senior Fellow and Co-Coordinator of the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has researched and published works on affirmative action, discrimination, inequality, social protection, labour and education, with a focus on Malaysia, as well as comparative study vis-à-vis South...

Dr Maung Aung Myoe

Maung Aung Myoe is a Professor of International Relations at the International University of Japan (IUJ). He earned his PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the Australian National University. His research interests are civil-military relations, regional security in Southeast Asia, and government and politics in Myanmar, with special emphasis on foreign and security...

Dr Michael Montesano

Michael Montesano is Coordinator of the Thailand and Myanmar Studies Programmes at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. He is co-editor of After the Coup: The National Council for Peace and Order Era and the Future of Thailand (2019) and of Praetorians, Profiteers or Professionals? Studies on the Militaries of Myanmar and Thailand (2020). Michael served as...

Ms Moe Thuzar

Moe Thuzar is a Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s Regional Socio-Cultural Studies Programme. She also co-coordinates the Myanmar Studies Programme. Moe was previously a lead researcher at the ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS. She joined ISEAS in 2008, after spending ten years at the ASEAN Secretariat coordinating regional cooperation in social and human development....