E-Launch and Discussion of The State of Southeast Asia 2024 Survey Report


The sixth edition of The State of Southeast Asia: 2024 Survey Report was officially launched on 2 April 2024, followed by a panel discussion with Prof Danny Quah, Ms Bonnie Glaser, Prof Wu Xinbo, and Mr Shin Nakayama, on the key findings of the survey and implications for the region.



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.



The 24th ASEAN Lecture on “2024 ASEAN Chairmanship under the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: ASEAN: Enhancing Connectivity and Resilience”


The 24th ASEAN Lecture was delivered by H.E. Mr Saleumxay Kommasith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR on 7 December 2023 at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.



ISEAS–Sasakawa Peace Foundation Joint Seminar On “ASEAN-Japan Relations in the Evolving World Order”


In this hybrid seminar, the panellists examined regional perceptions of Japan’s geo-political and socio-economic influence, and shared their thoughts on the future prospects of ASEAN-Japan relations.



Seminar on “Business and Economic Priorities under Indonesia’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2023”


In this hybrid seminar, Mr Arsjad Rasjid discussed the business and economic priorities of ASEAN-BAC under Indonesia’s chairmanship. With the change in leadership this year, ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) seeks to ASEAN’s centrality to world markets by initiating innovations that promote greater inclusivity within the region.



E-Launch and Discussion of “The State of Southeast Asia 2023 Survey Report”


The fifth edition of The State of Southeast Asia: 2023 Survey Report E-launch event presented key survey findings that were analysed by discussants Prof Tommy Koh, Mr Shivshankar Menon, Ms Wendy Cutler and Prof Chen Dongxiao.



37th ASEAN ROUNDTABLE – Fifty-Five Years On: Is ASEAN Still Relevant in the Changing Global Order?


This year’s Roundtable examines key challenges facing ASEAN, including the Russia – Ukraine war and the growing global bipolarity, the intensification of China-US rivalry in the Indo-Pacific, and the vision of ASEAN post–2025



Seminar On “What Can Indonesia’s G20 Presidency and ASEAN Chairmanship Deliver on Global Food Security?”


In this hybrid seminar, regional and global experts discuss how Indonesia’s G20 Presidency and ASEAN Chairmanship can deliver on global food security.

This hybrid seminar is the third in a series on regional and global economic issues organised by the Australian National University’s East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) and the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. The seminar is also supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore.



Special Discussion on “An Update on ASEAN’s Efforts in Myanmar”


A special webinar was organised by the ASEAN Studies Centre to discuss updates on ASEAN’s efforts in Myanmar. The discussion included the stalled implementation of the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus, especially in engaging with Myanmar’s stakeholders and the distribution of emergency aid through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management.



ISEAS-RIETI Joint Webinar on “ASEAN Perspectives on Current Geopolitics and Japan”


The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) jointly conducted the webinar “ASEAN Perspectives on Current Geopolitics and Japan” on 30 May 2022, in conjunction with the ASEAN-Japan Business Week 2022.