The inaugural LSE SEAF took place on 13th May 2016 and attracted a large, high-profile audience for a full day of panel discussions and keynote lectures.
The keynote speakers H.E. Dr Rizal Sukma, the Ambassador of the Republik of Indonesia to the UK, and H.E. Sayakane Sisouvoung, the Ambassador of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the UK, talked about a post-ASEAN regional order in East Asia and the priorities of Laos’ ASEAN chairmanship in 2016 respectively. The three expert panels at LSE SEAF 2016 focused on ASEAN Security, religion in Southeast Asia, and the issues of inclusion and exclusion in the regional development context.
In addition, as part of LSE SEAC’s student engagement initiatives, a fourth panel was organised in collaboration with the LSESU ASEAN Society to showcase the knowledge and opinions of LSE students on ASEAN related issues. In the panel, the three winners of the poster competition ASEAN Horizons shared their ideas for ASEAN’s future prospects.
||Registration and Breakfast
||Opening Remarks and Presentation of Award to Professor Saw Swee Hock
Paul Kelly, Pro-Director for Teaching and Learning at LSE
||Morning Keynote Lecture
Rizal Sukma, H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the UK
||Panel I - ASEAN Security
Chair: Jurgen Haacke (LSE SEAC)
Panellists: Joern Dosch (University of Rostock)
The ASEAN Political-Security Community: just a side show?
Bill Hayton (BBC, Chatham House)
ASEAN and the South China Sea - Only Good on Paper?
Thitinan Pongsudhirak (Chulalongkorn University)
Together and Apart: where ASEAN meets Southeast Asia
Rapporteur: Benjamin Ho (LSE)
||Tea and Coffee
||Panel II - Religion in Southeast Asia
Chair: James Tang (Singapore Management University)
Panellists: Mustafa Izzuddin (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute)
Making Sense of Muslim Politics in Contemporary Malaysia
Kirsten Schulze (LSE SEAC)
Indonesians and ISIS: push-factors and pull-factors
Khin Mar Mar Kyi (University of Oxford)
Religion, Identity and Democracy in Burma
Rapporteur: Judith Jacob (LSE)
||Panel III - ASEAN Horizons
Chair: Felicia Yap (LSE)
Panellists: Pearl Yip (LSE)
The Potential of Technology in ASEAN
Ying Zhao (LSE)
ASEAN Horizons: security
Cheryl Tham (LSE)
ASEAN: have we arrived? Inclusive Growth & Development
||Tea and Coffee
||Panel IV - Inclusion and Exclusion in Southeast Asia
Chair: Bussawaran (Puk) Teerawichitchainan (Singapore Management University)
Panellists: Catherine Allerton (LSE SEAC)
Children of Migrants in Sabah, Malaysia
Augusto Gatmaytan (Ateneo de Davao University) Indigenous Rights in Mindanao
Alice Nah (University of York)
Human Rights Defenders in Indonesia
Giulio Ongaro (LSE)
Akha Identity in Laos
Rapporteur: Dorothy Ferary (UCL)
||Evening Keynote Lecture
Sayakane Sisouvong, H.E. The Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the UK
Danny Quah, Director of LSE SEAC
Photos from the LSE Southeast Asia Forum 2016 can be viewed here.
The LSE Southeast Asia Forum Storify can be viewed here.