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40 Years of ASEAN: Its Evolution and its Challenges today

LSE and ESRC New Security Challenges Programme Conference Keynote Public Lecture

Date: Monday 10 September 2007
Time: 6-7.15pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Dato' Seri Syed Hamid Albar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok. The aims and purposes of the Association are to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries in the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter.

The Honourable Dato' Seri Syed Hamid Albar is Foreign Minister of Malaysia, a position he has held since January 1999.  Prior to this he served as  Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and as Minister of Justice from 1990-95 and as Minister for Defence from 1995-99. He was instrumental as a student in London in the establishment of the Kelab UMNO (UMNO Club) of London as a branch of UMNO UK, a social club for Malaysian students overseas with a strong affiliation to the Malaysian Government. He was elected twice as the President of the Kesatuan Melayu, United Kingdom. Upon completion of his studies, The Honourable Dato' Seri Syed Hamid returned to Malaysia, serving first as a Magistrate and then as President of the Sessions Court. He left public service in 1972 to pursue his interest in the corporate world as an investment and commercial banker. He became a member of the Supreme Council in 1986 and ran for a parliamentary seat for the constituency of Kota Tinggi in 1990..

Ticket Information

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required.

Update: Thursday 6 September, 5.00pm

Tickets for LSE Staff and Students are still available from the LSESU reception, located on the ground floor of the East Building. One ticket per person is available on a first come, first served basis.

The online ticket request form for members of the public and alumni is now closed as there is no longer time to post tickets for this event.

A number of tickets will be available on a first come first served basis from 5.30pm on the night of the event. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.

This lecture is the keynote lecture at the LSE and ESRC New Security Challenges Programme Conference being held at LSE. The conference is entitled Comparing Security Cultures in Africa, and Southeast and Central Asia and takes place at LSE on 10 and 11 September


A transcript of this lecture is now online.
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