Roundtables

SSIR Roundtable

The Strategic Studies and International Relations (SSIR) Roundtable, established in August 2014 at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, offers an avenue for small-group discussion between visiting experts and SSIR students on emerging international issues. Past speakers include Professor Lee Moosung of Myongji University (on regional conflicts in East Asia), Professor Vivian Louis Forbes of the University of Western Australia and the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (on the complex geopolitics of the South China Sea), Rear Admiral Dato’ Fadzilah bin Mohd Salleh of the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Royal Malaysian Navy (on Malaysia’s maritime boundaries), Dr. Claire Lee Seungeun of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (on the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park and the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park), Mr. Lee Khiam Jin of ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (on ASEAN Regional Mechanism on Disaster Management), former Malaysian Ambassador to China Dato Abdul Majid Khan (on Malaysia’s interests and policies in East Asia), Ms. Pelin Akkaya Yerli (on the role of the Bank for International Settlements in the global financial architecture), and Ms. Anchalee Ruland of the European University Institute (on the conflicting norms of non-interference and protection of human rights in Southeast Asia).

2017

Regional conflicts in East Asia
Professor Lee Moosung; Myongji University
Malaysia’s Multilateral Diplomacy: Regional and Global Dimensions
Ambassador (Rtd.) Datuk Hussein Haniff; 23 March 2017;

2016

Norms in Conflict: Non-Interference versus Protection of Human Rights in Southeast Asia
Anchalee Rüland; European University Institute (Ph.D Candidate); 7 September 2016;
Malaysia’s Interests and Policy in East Asia
Ambassador (Rtd.) Dato’ Abdul Majid Khan; 17 May 2016;
The Influence of Face on China’s Foreign and Security Policy
1/2016 – Dr. Tan E Er-Win, 15 April 2016;

 

2015

The Role of the Bank for International Settlements in the Global Financial Architecture: The incorporation of Emerging Market Economies
Ms. Pelin Akkaya Yerli; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Ph.D. Candidate); 23 December 2015;
Regional Mechanism on Disaster Management
Mr. Lee Khiam Jin; Head of Corporate Affairs and Program Division cum Chief Administrative Officer, ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre); 10 December 2015;
  Malaysia’s Maritime Boundaries: Current Issues and Challenges
Rear Admiral Dato’ Fadzilah bin Mohd Salleh; Attorney General’s Chambers; 22 May 2015;
  Inter-Governmental Collaboration between China and Malaysia: Towards a New Model of Economic Development
Dr. Claire Seungeun Lee; Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP); 8 May 2015;
Maritime Security in East Asia
Dr. Vivian Louis Forbes; Maritime Institute of Malaysia; 25 February 2015;