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Populism in Europe and Asia

A Public Lecture by Dr. Andreas Ufen from German Institute of Regional and Global Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, Germany.
Date: Tuesday, 3 April 2018 • 3.30 pm • ASEM Room, Asia-Europe Institute

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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 - With the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union
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AEC2017 Press Coverage
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Malaysia-ASEAN Documents

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