Southeast Asia in World Affairs

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This seminar is concerned with the contemporary political economy of Southeast Asia, and in particular with its international dimensions. The agenda includes current problems of economic and political change in the countries of the region, as well as issues in relations with the United States, Japan, China, and Russia. The sem- inar membership includes policymakers from the public and private sectors, as well as scholars, and the group as a whole has a strong policy orientation.

Ann Marie Murphy

Hugh T. Patrick

Aphinya Siranat

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.




10/13/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Assessing Thailand’s 2016 Constitutional Referendum
Duncan McCargo, University of Leeds and Columbia University

11/10/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
9:30 AM
Great Power Rivalries, Domestic Politics and Southeast Asian Foreign Policy: Implications for the United States
Elina Noor, Lynn Kuok, Carl Thayer, Yun Sun, Richard Javad Heydarian, John Brandon, Phongphisoot Busbarat, Emirza Adi Syaliendra, David Denoon, Andy Nathan, Donald Weatherbee, Amy Freedman and Ann Marie Murphy, and others!

12/01/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Philippine Foreign Policy under the Dutarte Administration: A Return to Equi-balancing with Vengeance?
Renato de Castro, De La Salle University

02/02/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM


03/02/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM


04/06/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Is Malaysia Falling Apart? A Pre-election Stocktaking
Meredith L. Weiss, State University of New York, Albany