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Prof. Rajah Rasiah was a guest on TV2's News@2 commenting on Budget 2019

Prof Rajah Rasiah was invited to give his comment on Malaysia's Budget 2019. It was aired on 2nd November 2018

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Dr Rahul Mishra's interview with Nikkei Asian Review

EU proposes Asia infrastructure links as challenge to China’s “Belt and Road” – Nikkei Asian Review

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Dr Rahul Mishra’s interview with BBC Hindi Radio

The topic was on the strategic scenario in Asia in the context of the Shinzo Abe - Modi summit.

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Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya Workshop on Erasmus+ Grant Applications

12 - 13 November 2018 • ASEM Room, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya

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Dr Rahul Mishra's interview with Nikkei Asian Review

Asia-Europe Trade Talks Eclipsed by Brexit and Protectionism

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Oxford appoints Perak Sultan as patron of new Southeast Asia studies centre

Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak is the patron of Oxford University’s newly-established Centre for Southeast Asia Studies in its UK campus.

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A PhD Journey: Meaningful memories and experiences at the ASEM Education Secretariat Belgium

On 28 August 2018, I arrived at Brussels International Airport, Belgium from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I was welcomed by Mr. David Urban at the airport and by Ms. Nadia Reynders at the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training on the same day. This is my second trip to Europe after the completion of my Master degree at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland in 2004.

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REPORT: 4th AEI-ASEM Summer School 2018

Continuing the successful annual AEI-ASEM Summer School programme, the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya, supported by the Ministry of Education Malaysia organised the 4th AEI-ASEM Summer School on 30th July to 10th August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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NEWS FROM MEDIA

Malaysia perlu laksana 'penandaarasan' sebagai persediaan mendepani industri 4.0 - Menteri Ireland

Menteri Pendidikan dan Kemahiran Ireland, Richard Bruton, berkata pendekatan itu adalah bersesuaian bagi membantu sistem pendidikan negara kerana beliau percaya masanya telah tiba untuk Malaysia berbuat demikian.

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NEWS FROM MEDIA

Malaysia should implement ‘benchmarking’ in preparation for Industrial Revolution 4.0, says Irish minister

Irish Minister of Education and Skills, Richard Bruton said the approach is appropriate to assist the country’s education system as he believed that it is high time for Malaysia to do so.

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[Media Coverage] Kestabilan Asia Tenggara penting bagi EU

Kesatuan Eropah (EU) memberi penekanan kepada nilai demokratik, pertumbuhan ekonomi dan kestabilan politik serantau dalam hubungannya dengan negara Asia Tenggara.

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[Media Coverage] EU sasar FTA dengan Malaysia, ASEAN

Kesatuan Eropah (EU) mensasarkan untuk menandatangani Perjanjian Perdagangan Bebas (FTA) dengan Malaysia selepas memeterai FTA dengan Singapura dan Vietnam.

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[Media Coverage] ASEAN needs political will to implement open border policy

ASEAN member countries need strong political will and right policies in place to facilitate an open border policy and boost intra-ASEAN trade, says Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Malaysia Maria Castillo-Fernandez.

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ASEAN-EU Dialogue 2018 - Regional and Inter-Regional Economic Cooperation: Identifying Priorities for ASEAN and the EU

25 & 26 July 2018 • Day 1: 9am-5pm, Day 2: 9am-3.30pm • Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya

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Turkey – EU: Waiting for Godot

By Aaron Denison. Turkey has been applying for the EU membership since 1987 when Turgut Ozal, the 8th President of Turkey submitted an application. But until today, they have...

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AEI welcomed the delegation from HEC Montréal for the Campus Abroad Program

On 26 June 2018, the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya welcomed the delegation of the Campus Abroad Program from HEC Montréal, Quebec, Canada. The delegation consisted of 20 students and was led by Assoc. Prof. Jahan-Ara Peerally and Assistant Professor Aude Le Cottier.

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Professor Anthony Milner elected as non-ASEAN Chair of the CSCAP

Professor Anthony Milner AM, FASSA, FRHistS, Visiting Professor at AEI and CARUM, has been elected non-ASEAN Chair of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) for the period May 2018 to May 2020.

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Report for Europe Day High School Outreach Program - Sekolah Menengah Sains Seri Puteri, Kuala Lumpur

The second school visit for the Europe Day High School Outreach Program took place on the 14th May 2018 at the Sekolah Menengah Sains Seri Puteri (SESERI) Kuala Lumpur. The team consisted of the Activity Coordinator, led by Dr Nurliana Kamaruddin and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence team.

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Report for Europe Day High School Outreach Program - Sekolah Menengah Sains Kuala Selangor

On 5 May 2018, the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya in collaboration with the European Union (EU) Delegation to Malaysia organized the Europe Day High School Outreach Progam at Sekolah Menengah Sains Kuala Selangor (KUSESS) as part of its activities as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: AEI Insights Jan 2019 issue (Vol 5 Issue 1)

AEI-Insights: An International journal of Asia-Europe relations is a refereed journal published annually by the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya. We are now calling for original article contributions for Jan, 2019 issue of the journal (Volume 5 Issue 1).

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Selamat Tinggal Majlis Profesor Negara – Pengajaran & Iktibar

Oleh: Prof Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak - Sahlah sudah bahawa Majlis Profesor Negara (MPN) terbubar ekoran pengumuman yang dibuat baru-baru ini. MPN terletak dibawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri dan dipengerusikan oleh Penasihat Sains kepada Perdana Menteri. Oleh itu pembubarannya menimbul banyak persoalan kepada ramai.

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Europe Day High School Outreach

This Europe Day High School Outreach aims to create awareness among the high school students in Malaysia about the European Union especially for those who are studying European languages in their school.

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Italian ambassador speaks at Asia-Europe Institute

A media coverage from the New Straits Times newspaper dated 25th April 2018 about the AEI's Jean Monnet Ambassador Lecture Series which featured Italian Ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, H.E. Cristiano Maggipinto.

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Siri kuliah Universiti Malaya bersama duta asing

A media coverage from the Utusan Malaysia newspaper dated 21st April 2018 which featured the Jean Monnet Ambassador Lecture Series conducted by AEI.

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ASEAN in Today's World (AsTW) 2018

The ASEAN in Today's World (AsTW) 2018, a two-week international study program, was co-organised by the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya and Kyushu University from 22 February to 7 March 2018 at AEI.

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What does TPP-11 tell us about Asia’s geopolitics?

Written by Rahul Mishra and Asef Raiyan Hoque
When the United States announced it’s intention to leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, it seemed that without Washington, TPP would never see the light of the day. As part of former President Barack Obama’s Pivot to Asia, it was the US, after all, which steered the course of the TPP ever since it joined the group.

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AEI Public Lecture Series: Dr. Brendan M. Howe (Associate Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, Seoul)

Dr Brendan M. Howe presented a lecture at the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) on 13 April 2018 titled Dealing with Human Security and Governance Failures in Myanmar: International Responses, Obligations, and Obstacles.

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Keynote Address by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah at the ASEAN-Australia Dialogue 2018

On Tuesday 13 March 2018, His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of Perak and Chancellor of the University of Malaya, Malaysia delivered the keynote address at the ASEAN-Australia Dialogue 2018. The Dialogue was a unique conference hosted by a consortium of Australia’s leading academic institutions, including Asialink, business and government, to address contemporary multilateral issues, including shared economic, security and political challenges and opportunities facing ASEAN and Australia.

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Jean Monnet Ambassador Lecture Series: H.E. Cristiano Maggipinto (Ambassador of Italy in Kuala Lumpur)

On April 10, 2018, H.E. Cristiano Maggipinto, the Ambassador of Italy delivered a public lecture at the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) titled “Italy and ASEAN: Political, Cultural and Economic Prospects of a New Relationship”. The Jean Monnet Ambassador Lecture series is a regular lecture series hosted by the AEI with the aim of fostering dialogue and knowledge sharing between the EU diplomatic mission in Malaysia and the general public as well as students and academicians in particular.

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Comparative Regionalism Workshop 2018: Bridging Regional Knowledge

Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) hosted the Comparative Regionalism Workshop 2018 as part of its activities as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on April 6 and 7, 2018. The workshop was titled Bridging Regional Knowledge and was conducted by invited lecturer, Dr Paul Gillespie. Dr Gillespie is the Deputy Director at the Institute of British-Irish Studies, and a Senior Research Fellow adjunct in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of College Dublin.

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BRECIL in the news: Lao National Television

On 4th April 2018, BRECIL project was featured in Lao National Television in conjunction with the kick-off meeting held in National University of Laos.

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Experts mull development of higher education research capacity

5 April - Vientiane Times: National University of Laos (NUOL) lecturers are currently gaining an understanding of the BRECIL Project - Building Social Research Capacities in Higher Education Institutions in Laos and Malaysia - at the National University of Laos from April 4-6.

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The ASEAN–Australia summit: success, but some false leads

The ASEAN–Australia Special Summit attracted bipartisan Australian support, and was a success. We saw Malcolm Turnbull, in his carefully worded commentary and body language, engaging effectively with our neighbours. Article by Prof. Anthony Milner

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ASEAN is back, and that is good news for Australia

Over the past week we have been building engagement with our neighbours. The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit was the climax, but the program of events went far wider. - by Anthony Milner

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Culture and values central to creating deeper partnership

ASEAN is back on Australia’s agenda, having been neglected in recent times. The media release for the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper states that Australia’s first foreign policy priority is to ‘increase [its] efforts to ensure [Australia] remain[s] a leading partner for Southeast Asia’. - by Anthony Milner

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Dr. Sameer Kumar delivers a special talk on Industry 4.0 (Industrie 4.0) and its implications on ASEAN

On March 2, 2018, Dr. Sameer Kumar, Senior Lecturer, Asia-Europe Institute, delivered a special talk at MRC, University of Malaya, on ‘Industry 4.0 (Industrie 4.0) and its implication on ASEAN’ to a visiting group of Postgraduate students and faculty members of a well-known business Institute in India.

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Prof. Dr. Rajah Rasiah Named Distinguished Professor For 2017

Apart from Malaysia, Dr Rajah was also well-known in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos as the outcome of his economic researchers were evident in the formulation of government policies in these countries.

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An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations

AEI Insights Vol. 4 (2018) is now online!

Published by the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya

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Dr. Rahul Mishra participated in International Workshop entitled "Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in Comparative Perspectives"

Dr. Rahul Mishra, Senior Lecturer at Asia-Europe Institute, participated as a panelist in the International Workshop jointly hosted by the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, and Nanhua University, Taiwan on 18th January 2018.

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EU─ASEAN Relations: Perspectives from Malaysia

With this booklet, the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) aims to provide a well structured academic overview of the most important issues of EU-ASEAN relations. We are thankful for the financial support given by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Malaysia, whom are sponsors of this publication.

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Australia must embrace ASEAN, but we’ve got listening to do

Australia must move beyond our obsession with the US versus China debate and to once again make the ASEAN region our priority.

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Why Malay(sian) Studies Matter

by Prof. Anthony Milner (Merdeka Award 2017 Laureate) on BFM89.9 The Bigger Picture - Live & Learn

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AEI offers our prayers and deepest condolences on the passing of H.E. Dr Surin Pitsuwan

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Dr Surin during this trying time.

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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP): Survival, Sustenance and Success

AEI Roundtable Discussion • 19 Dec 2017 10:00am • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya

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Public Lecture "Europe - EU : Contraction or Recalibration - Refugees and Xenophobia, Brexit and Catalonia"

By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic (IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria) - 24 Nov 2017 10:30am - ASEM Room, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya

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Public Lecture "The Habitat Model - A Dynamic Expansion for the Language Ecology of Nations"

By Prof. Gerhard Leitner (Emeritus Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin) - 21 Nov 2017 10:00am - ASEM Room, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya

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ASEAN's Five Key Challenges

There are five key challenges that call for the galvanised efforts of all Asean member states. These are of such magnitude and consequence which no single nation can adequately respond on its own. An article by Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa, published in New Straits Times.

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Regional Cleavage and Structural Changes in South Korea's 19th Presidential Election

A Public Lecture by Prof. Sunghack Lim (University of Seoul) - 17 Nov 2017 10:00am - ASEM Room, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya.

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Perak Sultan urges UM to inculcate integrity among its students

Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah urged University of Malaya to be at the forefront in championing integrity agenda in the country.

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Honorary Degree Doctor of Humanities: Anthony Crothers Milner

Congratulations to Prof. Anthony Milner, Visiting Professor at AEI & CARUM on being conferred the Honorary Degree Doctor of Humanities at the University of Malaya Convocation Ceremony 2017.

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Prof. Anthony Milner's Doctor of Humanities Acceptance Speech

This is an extraordinary honour. I have been involved with Malaysia since the 1960s, when I visited here on a student exchange scheme, and heard a talk by Tunku Abdul Rahman in this university.

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Australia being left behind by Asia, says Labor's Chris Bowen

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has marked out a set of key policy differences with the Turnbull government on Asia, arguing Australia "isn't keeping up" with fast-changing Asian economies.

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Contributions of Tun Abdul Razak to the Development of Malaysia - Non-Partisan Reflections: First Author's Workshop

Organised by UM Press & AEI, this workshop seeks to critically examine the contributions of Tun Abdul Razak to Malaysia’s development with a view towards elucidating implications not just for Malaysia’s future development but also to draw lessons for other latecomer economies.

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ASEAN in Today's World (AsTW) 2018

ASEAN in Today's World (AsTW) 2018 is a two-week international study program focusing on ASEAN and East Asian affairs. It is designed for university students from around the world. Limited number of scholarships are also available to students from ASEAN countries.

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What studying our history can teach us about today

An article from Student International News about Prof. Milner's Merdeka Award acceptance speech

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Prof. Anthony Milner's Merdeka Award 2017 Acceptance Speech

I have been driven by a desire to understand Malaysian society, especially Malay perspectives - and I have worked on the assumption that a knowledge of history is vital.

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AEI-ASEM Summer School 2017: Bringing the World to Us

By Muhammad Sufi bin Muhamad Khirul Bahri.
The Asia-Europe Institute continues to bring together communities from all over the world and the AEI-ASEM Summer School 2017 is testament to this. Youth from the Asia-Europe region came to to Kuala Lumpur and went to Brussels from 24 July to 11 August 2017.

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Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Building Social Research Capacities in Higher Education Institutions in Lao PDR and Malaysia (BRECIL) With the support of the Erasmus+ Programmes of the European Union
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