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  19 Aug 2019

The Human Capital Index Measuring Productive Human Capital

The Human Capital Index: Measuring Productive Human Capital

A Public Lecture by Dr. Firas Raad, Country Manager of the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia on 2nd October 2019, 10am (Wednesday) at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya

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  13 Sept 2019

Lao, Malaysian universities partner to strengthen social research

Lao, Malaysian universities partner to strengthen social research

Lao lecturers and specialists from Malaysia’s University of Malaya gathered in Vientiane on Wednesday for a three-day meeting to share experiences in social research, aiming to build the capacity of trainers in this field.

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  19 Aug 2019

SPSS Hands-on: Data Analysis for Research and Publication Workshop

SPSS Hands-on: Data Analysis for Research and Publication Workshop

Date: 28th & 29th September 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) • Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm • This workshop will focus on the various ways SPSS can be used in research. It will discuss the common statistical analyses and the appropriate use of these analyses to answer research questions and test hypotheses. Using hands-on exercises, participants will learn how SPSS can be used to screen and explore data, test for normality and equality of variance and execute basic commands.

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  4 Sep 2019

Re-emergence of the Old Order in Asia

Re-emergence of the Old Order in Asia

by Dr. Rahul Mishra

The region welcomes all major international players so long as their approaches and actions are based on a set of transparent rules and norms.

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  22 Aug 2019

EU-ASEAN Relations: Stitched together

EU-ASEAN Relations: Stitched together

'Citing human rights concerns, the EU is deciding whether to revoke duty-free market access for Cambodia’s exports, even as it tries to boost trade and defence ties with Southeast Asia.' — Dr. Rahul Mishra shared his views in this article published by Southeast Asia Globe.

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  22 Aug 2019

PacNet #47 - Building Cohesive National Communities and Participatory Political Systems

PacNet #47 - Building Cohesive National Communities and Participatory Political Systems

by Prof. Dato' Dr. Muthiah Alagappa and Arjun Akwei

The hope of an Asian Century persists – a hope based largely on the steady economic growth in many Asian countries. To the contrary, we contend that regardless of economic gains, an Asian Century is unlikely to materialize without comprehensive political reform. These reforms need not come at the expense of economic objectives, but without political reform economic growth will falter.

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  15 Aug 2019

India and the Philippines: Time to Go Beyond the ASEAN Framework

India and the Philippines: Time to Go Beyond the ASEAN Framework

"Through its Look East policy (1992-2014) and current Act East policy enacted in 2014, India has strived to build stronger ties with Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines. With the Philippines, however, most linkages are through ASEAN-steered mechanisms and bilateral relations are still not as strong as they should be." — RSIS (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore) policy report by Dr Rahul Mishra.

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  13 Aug 2019

5G and ASEAN Connectivity

5G and ASEAN Connectivity

Written by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sameer Kumar

The advancement of cellular technology from 1G to 4G yields parallel improvement in the way we communicate and go about our day-to-day lives. However, the 5th generation, or 5G, is a new creature altogether that promises to impact our lives and businesses in ways hitherto unconceived.

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  13 Aug 2019

Why ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific outlook matters

Why ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific outlook matters

Article by Prof. Amitav Acharya (American University)

After more than a year of deliberation, ASEAN adopted the ‘ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ (‘the Outlook’) on 23 June 2019. The Outlook then got an airing at the ASEAN Regional Forum meetings in Bangkok.

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  13 Aug 2019

Europe should not blindly follow the US on China

Europe should not blindly follow the US on China

World View: EU must judge if its interests are aligned with those of US, Japan and India — Written by Dr Paul Gillespie, one of our distinguished speakers at the Asia-Europe Conference earlier this month, published by The Irish Times.

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  9 Aug 2019

Synthesising best of both worlds for a new Asia

Synthesising best of both worlds for a new Asia

Written by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fumitaka Furuoka

In this multiplex world order, the rise of two regional giants — China and India — would overshadow inter-regional economic and security agendas in the coming decades. This may disrupt the existing harmonious but rather static inter-regional frameworks, such as the Asia-Europe Meeting (AEM).

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Last Updated: 18/09/2019