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SEA Studies Symposium 2015 – Programme

“The Year of ASEAN: Integrating Southeast Asia”

in conjunction with the Asian Economic Panel conference

20 – 24 March 2015
at Sunway University, Malaysia

hosted by

JCI Sunway University

Items highlighted in light blue are open to the public.

 

Friday 20 March 2015

0800 –  0900: Registration

0900 –  1300: Opening Session (open to the public):

0900 – 0905: Welcome and Introduction to the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium

  • PJ Thum (co-ordinator, Project Southeast Asia, University of Oxford)

0905 – 1000: Auditorium 1: Key Challenges for Asia in the 21st Century Part I (opening plenary panel)

1000 – 1015: Coffee break

1015 – 1030: Auditorium 1: Welcome Addresses and Official Opening

  • Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO (Founding Trustee, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation)
  • Professor Nick Rawlins (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Development and External Relations, University of Oxford)

1030 – 1100: Auditorium 1: Royal Keynote Address

1100 – 1105: Auditorium I: Official Opening of Southeast Asian Studies Symposium

1105 – 1145: Auditorium I: Keynote Lecture

  • Wang Gungwu (Chairman, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore; Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; Chairman, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore)
  • Chair: Philip Kreager (University of Oxford)

1145 – 1245: Auditorium 1: Key Challenges for Asia in the 21st Century Part II (opening plenary panel)

1245 – 1400: Lunch

1400 – 1600: Session A

1600 – 1630: Coffee Break

1630 – 1830: Session B

1730 – 1900: Auditorium 2:  Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series (Open to the Public)

 

Saturday 21 March 2015

0800 – 0900: Registration

0900 – 1100: Session C

1100 – 1130: Coffee Break

1130 – 1300: Session D

1300 – 1400: Lunch

1400 – 1600: Session E

1600 – 1630: Coffee Break

1630 – 1830: Panels

1930 – 2030: Reception (Sunway Resort Hotel)

2030 – 2230: Gala dinner (Sunway Resort Hotel). Dinner address by Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO (Founding Trustee, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation)

Sunday 22 March 2015

0800 – 0900: Registration

0900 – 1100: Session G

1100 – 1130: Coffee Break

1130 – 1300: Session H

1300 – 1400: Lunch

1400 – 1600: Session I

1600 – 1630: Coffee Break

1630 – 1800: Session J

Monday 23 March 2015

0800 – 1400: Tour of Arkib Negara Malaysia (National Archives of Malaysia)

0900 – 1100: Auditorium 1: Slower Growth in Southeast Asia: What is to be done? (closing plenary panel of Southeast Asian Studies Symposium/opening plenary panel of Asian Economic Panel conference)

1100 – 1115: Coffee Break

1115 – 1245: Auditorium 1: “Victory in War and Defeat in Peace: Politics and Economics of Post-conflict Sri Lanka” by Prema-Chandra Athukorala (Australian National University) and Sisira Jayasuriya (Monash University),

Chair: Woo Wing Thye (Sunway University)

Discussants:

  • Gamini Herath (Monash University Malaysia)
  • Chia Siow Yue (Singapore Institute of International Affairs)
  • Fredrik Sjoholm (Lund University)

1245 – 1400: Lunch

1400 – 1530: Auditorium 1: “Understanding the Economic Malaise of Russia” by Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland)

Chair: Jung Sung Chun (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy)

Discussants:

  • Herbert Poenisch (Bank for International Settlements)
  • Maria Bautista (University of Philippines)
  • Bhanupong Nidhiprabha (Thammasat University)

1530 – 1545: Coffee Break

1540 – 1715: Auditorium 1: “Technical Progress, Resilience and Competitiveness of the Korea Export Industries” by Heeho Kim, Mikyung Pai and Jaimin Lee (Kyungpook National University)

Chair: Sung Chun Jung  (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy)

Discussants:

  • Sung Chun Jung (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy)
  • Kasek Artha (Universitas Indonesia)
  • Shigeyuki Abe (Doshisha University)

1715 – 1900: Auditorium 1: “Are the Benefits from ASEAN Integration Sustainable?” by Kiki Verico (University of Indonesia)

Chair: Sung Chun Jung (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy)

Discussants:

  • Tham Siew Yean (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Jeffrey Cheah Institute)
  • Phouphet Kyophilavong (National University of Lao)
  • Wong Koi Nyen (Sunway University)
  • Fukunari Kimura (Keio & Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)

Tuesday 24 March 2015

0800 – 1400: Tour of Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia

0845 – 1030: Auditorium 1: “What Did China’s Growth Policy Achieve? Zombie firms, employment and economic growth” by Yiping Huang (Peking University) and Wing Thye Woo (Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia)

Chair: Fukunari Kimura

Discussants:

  • Jane Golley (Australian National University)
  • Teo Wing Leong (University of Nottingham Malaysia)
  • Anwar Nasution (Universitas Indonesia)
  • Suresh Narayanan (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

1030 – 1045: Coffee Break

1045 – 1230: Auditorium 1: “The Determinants of Outward FDI by Chinese Firms: The Role of Chinese Returnees” by Zhao Chen (Fudan University) and Tony Fang (Monash University)

Chair: Fukunari Kimura (Keio University)

Discussants:

  • Xiaolan Fu (Oxford University)
  • Quoc Huy Vu (Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Yan Zhang  (Fudan University)
  • Mahendiran Nair (Monash University Malaysia)

1230 – 1330: Lunch

1330 – 1515: Auditorium 1: “Malaysia’s Past Successes and Uncertain Future: Graduating from the Middle or Caught in the Middle?” by Hooi Hooi Lean (Universiti Sains Malaysia) & Russell Smyth (Monash University)

Chair: Fukunari Kimura (Keio University)

Discussants:

  • Wan Saiful (Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs)
  • Somkiat Tangkitvanich (Thailand Development Research Institute),
  • Donald Hanna (Roubini Associates)
  • Jayant Menon (Asian Development Bank)
1530 – 1730: Auditorium 1: Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speaker Series lecture (Open to the Public)