The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium

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The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium organised by the University of Oxford is the world’s largest annual conference on Southeast Asia. In 2015, it will be held outside Oxford for the first time, at Sunway University, from 20-24 March 2015 in conjunction with the Asian Economic Panel conference.

It aims to present interdisciplinary and transnational solutions to contemporary Southeast Asian issues, provide opportunities for dialogue and networking among academic, business, political, and civil society leaders from Europe and Southeast Asia, and also a platform for emerging and established scholars to demonstrate their latest research on Southeast Asia.

After three successive years at the University of Oxford, Project Southeast Asia is pleased to bring the 4th annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium to Sunway University, Malaysia, in the heart of Southeast Asia. It will be hosted by Sunway University and the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia. The Asian Economic Panel (AEP) conference will be held in conjunction with the Symposium.

Among those taking part are:

Professor 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

Professor Walden Bello


• Professor of Sociology and Public Administration, University of the Philippines at Diliman
• Executive Director of Focus on the Global South, Bangkok
• Akbayan representative in the Filipino Congress ASIAN

The Asian Economic Panel (AEP) conference invites about 40 economists from around the world (particularly from Asia) to meet three times a year to discuss issues that are important to subregions of Asia or individual Asian countries. The proceedings of the AEP conference are edited and published thrice yearly in a journal, Asian Economic Papers (MIT Press).

Panellists include:

• Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University
• Professor Barry Eichengreen, University of California
• Dr Chalongphob Sussangkarn, Thailand Development Research Institute
• Professor Kiyohiko Nishimura, University of Tokyo
• Professor Fan Gang, National Economic Research Institute
• Professor Dato’ Dr Woo Wing Thye, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia

Registration to the Symposium also includes a complimentary entry to the Asian Economic Panel conference.

To register, please visit www.eventbee.com/v/symposium2015