UKM-QMUL (2017), Asymmetry and Authority: ASEAN States Responses to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

29th April 2017

0930-1010SESSION 1
Moderator: Prof. Dato’ Dr. ZAKARIA Haji Ahmad
Distinguished Fellow, Malaysian Armed Forces Defense College (MPAT) & Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)/ Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), HELP University Malaysia

“Beyond Belt and Road: Explaining China’s Contradictory Rise and Southeast Asian Responses”
–     Dr. KUIK Cheng-Chwee (UKM) & Dr. Lee JONES (QMUL), 
Project Leaders  
1010-1030Discussant: Prof. KHONG Yuen Foong
Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School
of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
1030-1100Group photograph followed by coffee/tea
1100-1200Discussion of Project Framework
1245-1345SESSION II: “The Relatively Receptive States”

Moderator: Dr. Johan SARAVANAMUTTU
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University

Cambodia: Dr. Vannarith CHHEANG
Chairman, Cambodian Institute for Strategic Studies

Laos: Dr. Phouphet KYOPHILAVONG
Associate Professor and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos

Malaysia: Dr. KUIK Cheng-Chwee
Associate Professor, East Asian International Relations (EAIR) Caucus, National University of Malaysia

Singapore: Ms. Irene CHAN
Associate Research Fellow, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
 1345-1405 Discussant: Dr. Shahar HAMEIRI
Associate Professor, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland
1505-1530Coffee Break
1530-1600SESSION III: “The More Cautious or Once Skeptical States”

Moderator: Tan Sri Datuk Dr. KAMAL Salih
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

Vietnam: Dr. PHAM Sy Thanh
Director, Chinese Economic Studies Program, Vietnam National University

The Philippines: Prof. Aileen BAVIERA
Professor of Asian Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
 1600-1620Discussant: Dr. NGEOW Chow Bing
Deputy Director, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya
1800Depart for dinner place

30 April 2017, Sunday

0900-1000SESSION IV: “The (Self-)Restrained Embracers”?

Moderator: Prof. Dr. K.S. Nathan
Distinguished Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) & Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)

Brunei: Ms. Ithrana LAWRENCE
Researcher, East Asian International Relations (EAIR) Caucus

Indonesia: Mr. Yeremia LALISANG
Lecturer, Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia

Myanmar: Dr. Khin Ma Ma MYO
Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Yangon

Thailand: Ms. Pongkwan SAWASDIPAKDI
Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
1000-1020Discussant: Dr. CHONG Ja Ian
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore
1120-1140Coffee Break
1140-1245 SESSION V:
Wrap-up Discussion & Planning for Next Workshop
1245-1400Lunch & networking
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