Wednesday 27th April 2016, 6.30 - 8.00pm; Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Khun Abhisit Vejjajiva; Chair: Professor Danny Quah
Home to more than 600 million people, ASEAN has a population that is larger than the EU or North America. ASEAN possesses immense growth potential and is a notable global hub of manufacturing and trade, as well as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world.
Despite these strengths, ASEAN has never been able to realize its full political and economic potential. What are the main impediments holding ASEAN back? Can ASEAN play a role in re-shaping a new regional order within the Asia - Pacific region? Can ASEAN emerge as a force on the global stage?
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Khun Abhisit Vejjajiva is leader of the Democrat Party and was the 27th Prime Minister of Thailand between 2008 and 2011. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Oxford University.
Danny Quah is Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre and Professor of Economics and International Development at LSE.