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.



Book E-launch of “ASEAN Centrality: An Autoethnographic Account by a Philippine Diplomat”


The ASEAN Studies Centre hosted the official launch of the book ASEAN Centrality: An Autoethnographic Account by a Philippine Diplomat, written by Ambassador Elizabeth P. Buensuceso, followed by an engaging panel discussion on “ASEAN Centrality and ASEAN’s Aspirations for the Future of the Region”.



E-Launch and Discussion of “the State of Southeast Asia: 2022” Survey


The fourth edition of The State of Southeast Asia: 2022 Survey Report was officially launched on 16 February 2022 followed by a panel discussion on the key findings of the survey and implications for the region.



The 23rd ASEAN Lecture on “The Kingdom of Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2022 – ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together”


The 23rd ASEAN Lecture was delivered by H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia. H.E. Sokhonn outlined the Kingdom of Cambodia’s commitment, under its Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2022, in leading ASEAN under the theme of “ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together” to foster harmony, peace and prosperity across the whole region. Cambodia seeks to draw on ASEAN’s spirit of “Togetherness” to consolidate efforts within ASEAN and with external partners in effectively addressing challenges and promoting shared goals for the benefit of the peoples of ASEAN and beyond.