China’s Rise and Asian Regionalism: Implications for ASEAN and Malaysia

Date: 19 Jul 2018

Jointly organised by the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) and the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya.

Date: 19 July 2018, Thursday
Venue: Treaty Room, Level 1, Block A, IDFR


1400 – Arrival of Guests and Registration
1415 – Arrival of Professor Amitav Acharya
1430 – Group Photography
1445 – Lecture “China’s Rise and Asian Regionalism: Implications for ASEAN and Malaysia”
1545 – Question and Answer Session
1615 – End of Session
Refreshment at Cafe Treaty


Professor Amitav Acharya is a Canadian professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC. He is also the Chair of the ASEAN Studies Initiative at American University. During 2016-2018, he was the inaugural Boeing Company Chair in International Relations at the Schwarzman Scholars Programme, Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Professor Acharya previously taught at York University in Toronto, and was affiliated with the York Centre for International and Strategic Studies; he has also been a fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He is the first non-Western scholar to be elected as the President of the International Studies Association. He was elected to the Christensen Fellowship at Oxford University and held the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professorship in International Relations at Rhodes University, South Africa.

Professor Acharya is the author or editor of 30 books and over 200 journal or magazine articles. Among his major works on Southeast Asia are The Making of Southeast Asia (Cornell and ISEAS, 2013); Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problems of Regional Order, 3rd edition (Routledge, 2014), Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism (Cornell and ISEAS, 2009), and East of India, South of China: Sino-Indian Encounters in Southeast Asia (Oxford, 2017).

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