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IDPP Faculty Members Co-Organize ASEAN-EU Conference at SIS

Photo of SIS Professor Dr. Quansheng Zhao, SIS Dean Emeritus Louis Goodman, Dr. Pek Koon Heng, Former Secretary General of ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan and Dr. Amitav AcharyaWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Amitav Acharya, IDPP faculty member and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University; Dr. Pek Koon Heng, IDPP faculty member and Director of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University; and Dr. Michelle Egan, Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration at American University’s School of International Service (SIS), have co-organized the “ASEAN-EU Conference: Dynamics of Inter-regionalism” to be held on Monday, 13 May from 9:00AM to 5:30PM EST at SIS. The day-long conference brings together experts from across the world to discuss the complex diplomatic and economic relationships that exist between the European Union and ASEAN.

Photo: (left to right) Dr. Quansheng Zhao, SIS Dean Emeritus Louis Goodman, Dr. Pek Koon Heng, Former Secretary General of ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan and Dr. Amitav Acharya (Photo Credit: American University)

The Conference will feature several panel discussions, addressing topics such as free trade, foreign policy, human rights, and other areas in which the EU and ASEAN intersect. Dr. Acharya will participate in the day’s first discussion, “Regionalism, Inter-regionalism & Bilateralism: Europe and Asia,” and Dr. Pek Koon Heng will chair a later session entitled “Human Rights and Foreign Policy”. Additionally, the conference’s keynote address will be delivered by Michael Fuchs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic and Multilateral Affairs, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, with the US State Department.

The Conference is sponsored by American University’s School of International Service, the ASEAN Studies Center, and the Jean Monnet Chair.

The conference is open to the public. To RSVP, click on this link.

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may follow it through a live video stream. Click on this link to access the video.

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