Visiting Senior Fellow speaks to ASEAN
LSE IDEAS visiting senior fellow Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid made a presentation on behalf of the Asean Business Advisory Council, which he chairs, to the Asean Heads of State and Government at the 26th Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 27th April.
In his presentation, Dr. Munir suggested seven simple measures the leaders must take if the announcement on an Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of the year is to have any resonance with the peoples of Asean. He further proposed specific sectoral economic measures between now and the end of the year to give more tangible content to the AEC, including the leaders' support for the establishment of a commercially-driven Asean MSME Bank. The MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) sector, he warned the leaders, are the backbone of the Asean economy, particularly in terms of employment, and its fracture would give rise to protectionism and roll back the region's economic integration.
LSE IDEAS Ranked 2nd Best University Think Tank in the World
For the third year running, LSE IDEAS has been ranked one of the top think tanks in the world.
LSE IDEAS Fellows Speak at House of Lords on EU-Russia relations beyond Ukraine
Professor Margot Light (Emeritus Professor of International Relations and Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS) and Dr David Cadier (Fellow in International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS) spoke before the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee on EU-Russia relations Before and Beyond the Crisis in Ukraine.
West Lake Strategic Conversations (WLSC)
LSE IDEAS will be taking part in the first of the West Lake Strategic Conversations alongside Zhejiang University’s Academy of Social Science (ZJU SSRA). Professors Jia Qingguo (Peking University), Arne Westad and Xunda Yu (Zhejiang University), leading experts on Chinese foreign policy, will be the main proponents on what aims to be a continuing conversation. Taking place place every two years, WLSC aims to discuss the theme of China’s rise in East Asia, wider Asia and the world. It will thus also reflect on the contemporary questions surrounding the Chinese public policy debate.