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Europe in the New Asia: New Anxieties, New Constructs

1st & 2nd August 2019 • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Asia-Europe Conference 2019

Introduction

Poster The conference brings together an extraordinary group of experts from Europe and the Asian region to review ASEAN-Europe strategic relations across several spheres.

Topics include emerging regional constructs – the new and sometimes competing ways in which the Asian region is today becoming organized, and how these developments compare with the current shaping of Europe. Security challenges facing both Europe and Asia will be examined – and a special session will ask whether the practice of international relations continues to be helpful in analysing the current behaviour of Asian states. Is it time to think about the strengths of non-Western approaches?

Keynote addresses will be given by YB Senator Liew Chin Tong, Deputy Defence Minister of Malaysia; Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy and Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po; Amitav Acharya, Distinguished Professor, American University, Washington D.C. and YM Raja Dato' Nushirwan bin Zainal Abidin, Deputy Secretary General (Bilateral Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.

Other prominent speakers include Tan Sri Mohamad Jawhar Hassan (Asia-Europe Institute), Alexander Lukin (Moscow State Institute of International Relations), S.D. Muni (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Farish Noor (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies), Sven Biscop (Ghent University & Egmont Institute, Belgium).

Admission is FREE. Please RSVP before 28 July: http://bit.ly/aec2019registration

Contact person:
Dr. Rahul Mishra (rahul@um.edu.my)
Mr. Hakim Nizam (hakim.nizam@rocketmail.com)
Tel: 03-7967 7823
Fax: 03-7954 0799

Tentative Programme

* The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.

Day 1: 1 August 2019 (Thursday)

8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony

9:00 am: Welcoming Remarks
Professor Azirah Hashim - Executive Director, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya

9:10 am: Opening Remarks
YBhg. Datuk Dr. Abdul Rahim Hashim - Vice Chancellor, University of Malaya

9:20 am: Keynote Address
YB Senator Liew Chin Tong - Deputy Minister of Defence, Malaysia

10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM

Session I: Making sense of international relations: Western and non-Western approaches

Keynote Presentation
Professor Amitav Acharya - Distinguished Professor, American University, Washington D.C.

Panelists
Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan - Former Chairman and Chief Executive, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Ambassador Dr. Makio Miyagawa - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Malaysia and former Director, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Professor Sven Biscop - Professor, Ghent University and Egmont Institute, Belgium
Professor Amitav Acharya - Distinguished Professor, American University, Washington D.C.

Moderator
Professor Anthony Milner - Visiting Professor, Asia-Europe Institute

12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM

Session 2: European and Asian security architecture: current developments

Keynote Presentation
Dean Enrico Letta - Former Prime Minister of Italy and Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po

Introduced by
Assoc. Prof. Jatswan Singh - Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Europe Institute

Panelists
Assoc. Prof. Farish A. Noor - Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Affairs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor Sven Biscop - Professor, Ghent University and Egmont Institute, Belgium
Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee - Director, EU Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dean Enrico Letta - Former Prime Minister of Italy and Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po

Moderator
Assoc. Prof. Jatswan Singh - Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Europe Institute

3:30 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM

Session 3: Emerging constructs – Belt and Road Initiative, Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Panelists
Dr. Ngeow Chow Bing - Director, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya
Dr. Cheong Kee Cheok - Senior Advisor, Asia-Europe Institute
Professor Brian Bridges - Affiliate Fellow, Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Moderator
Professor Johan Saravanamuttu - Adjunct Professor, Asia-Europe Institute

6:00 PM End of program Day 1

Day 2: 2 August 2019 (Friday)

8:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation
YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin - Deputy Secretary General (Bilateral Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

Introduced by
Professor Rajah Rasiah - Distinguished Professor, Asia-Europe Institute

10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM

Session 4: Emerging constructs – Indo-Pacific

Panelists
Professor Emeritus S.D. Muni - Professor Emeritus, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr. Paul Gillespie - Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin
Professor Yanyan Mochamad Yani - Professor of International Relations, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia
YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin - Deputy Secretary General (Bilateral Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

Moderator
Dr. Sharifah Munirah Syed Hussein Alatas - Senior Lecturer, Centre for Policy and Global Governance, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

12:00 PM

Closing Review
Dr. Rahul Mishra - Senior Lecturer, Asia-Europe Institute

12:30 PM

Lunch & End of conference

* The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.

Registration

Admission is FREE. Please register here: http://bit.ly/aec2019registration

Contact person:
Dr. Rahul Mishra (rahul@um.edu.my)
Mr. Hakim Nizam (hakim.nizam@rocketmail.com)
Tel: 03-7967 7823
Fax: 03-7954 0799

Programme Book

You may download our complete programme book here:Asia-Europe Conference 2019 Programme Book

AEC2019 Programme Book

Keynote Presenters

YB Senator Liew Chin Tong
YB Senator Liew Chin Tong
Deputy Minister of Defence, Malaysia
Professor Amitav Acharya
Professor Amitav Acharya
Distinguished Professor, American University, Washington D.C.
Dean Enrico Letta
Dean Enrico Letta
Former Prime Minister of Italy and Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po
YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin
YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin
Deputy Secretary General (Bilateral Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

Panellists

Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan
Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan
Former Chairman and Chief Executive, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Ambassador Dr. Makio Miyagawa
Ambassador Dr. Makio Miyagawa
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Malaysia and former Director, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Assoc. Prof. Farish A. Noor
Assoc. Prof. Farish A. Noor
Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Affairs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor Sven Biscop
Professor Sven Biscop
Professor, Ghent University and Egmont Institute, Belgium
Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee
Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee
Director, EU Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor Brian Bridges
Professor Brian Bridges
Affiliate Fellow, Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Dr. Ngeow Chow Bing
Dr. Ngeow Chow Bing
Director, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya
Dr. Cheong Kee Cheok
Dr. Cheong Kee Cheok
Senior Advisor, Asia-Europe Institute
Professor Emeritus S.D. Muni
Professor Emeritus S.D. Muni
Professor Emeritus, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr. Paul Gillespie
Dr. Paul Gillespie
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin
Professor Yanyan Mochamad Yani
Professor Yanyan Mochamad Yani
Professor of International Relations, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia

Moderators/Introducers

Assoc. Prof. Jatswan Singh
Assoc. Prof. Jatswan Singh
Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Professor Anthony Milner
Professor Anthony Milner
Visiting Professor, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Professor Johan Saravanamuttu
Professor Johan Saravanamuttu
Adjunct Professor, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Professor Rajah Rasiah
Professor Rajah Rasiah
Distinguished Professor, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Dr. Sharifah Munirah Syed Hussein Alatas
Dr. Sharifah Munirah Syed Hussein Alatas
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Policy and Global Governance, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Dr. Rahul Mishra
Dr. Rahul Mishra
Senior Lecturer, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
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Last Updated: 13/08/2019