Schedule: WEAI Symposium in Jakarta, Indonesia

CSIS Auditorium
Jl. Tanah Abang III/No. 23-27, Jakarta
18-20 June 2013

Co-organized by
The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia
Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University (CU), New York


Tuesday 18 June 2013

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome Reception

18:00 – 18:15

Opening Remarks
H.E. Mari E. Pangestu
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia

18:15 - 18:45

Keynote Address
H.E. Marty M. Natalegawa
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

Wednesday 19 June

08:15 – 08:45 Registration

08:45 – 09:00

Welcoming Remarks
Paul Hutchcroft, Director, School of International, Political, and Strategic Studies, The Australian National University
Myron L. Cohen, Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Rizal Sukma, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia

09:00 – 10:50

Panel 1: The Changing Strategic Landscape in Southeast Asia

Intransigence and Flexibility: China's Approach to Maritime Security
Katherine Morton, ANU

The U.S. Pivot to Asia: Implications for Southeast Asia's Strategic Landscape
Ann Marie Murphy, CU

ASEAN States' Regional Security Perspective: Linking National Security with Regional Stability
William T. Tow, ANU

The Changing Strategic Landscape in Southeast Asia: Indonesia’s Perspective
Jusuf Wanandi, CSIS

Chair: Hugh White, ANU

10.50 – 11:15

Morning Coffee

11:15 – 13:00

Panel 2: Money Politics in East and Southeast Asia

Money Politics in Southeast Asia: Patronage, Political Networks, and Electoral Dynamics - Observations from Recent Elections in Malaysia and the Philippines
Edward Aspinall and Paul Hutchcroft, ANU

When Money Politics is Not Enough: Vote Buying and Electoral Violence in Thailand
Prajak Kongkirati, Thammasat University

Corruption, Social Media, and Regime Legitimacy in China
Xiaobo Lü, CU

Money Politics in Southeast Asia: Observations from
Philips J. Vermonte, CSIS

Chair: Gerald L. Curtis, CU

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:40

Panel 3: The Changing Strategic Landscape in Northeast Asia

Continuity and Change on the Korean Peninsula
Charles K. Armstrong, CU

Economics Trumps Politics between Japan and China
Shiro Armstrong, ANU

Prime Minister Abe's Strategic Vision
Gerald L. Curtis, CU

Chinese Foreign Policy Direction under Xi Jinping
Yongwook Ryu, ANU

Chair: Clara Joewono, CSIS

15:45 – 16:00

Afternoon Tea

16:00 – 17:45

Panel 4: Politics of justice in Southeast Asia

Mahmilub: Triumph and Trauma in Post-1965 Indonesia
Yosef Djakababa, Center for Southeast Asian Studies-Indonesia

A Tale of Two Amnesties: 6 October 1976 and the Misplacement of Accountability in Thailand
Tyrell Haberkorn, ANU

Gender Justice in East Timor
Lia Kent, ANU

Thailand's Enlightened Jurists: Nitirat's Campaign for Legal and Judicial Reform
Duncan McCargo, CU and Peeradej Tanruangporn

Chair: Andrew J. Nathan, CU

Thursday 20 June

09:00 – 10:40

Panel 5: Sub-national conflicts in East and Southeast Asia

Imperial Legacies and Sub-State Entropy: An Interpretation of the Tibetan Case
Robert J. Barnett, CU

Sub-national Conflicts in Southeast Asia: Aceh and Papua Cases
Rafendi Djamin, ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 

War among Peoples: Counter-insurgency and Democratisation in Myanmar Today
Nicholas Farrelly, ANU

The elusiveness of peace in Mindanao: Is the Philippines finally there?
Herman Joseph S. Kraft, University of the Philippines at Diliman

Chair: Duncan McCargo, CU

10:40 – 11:00

Morning Coffee

11:00 - 13:00

Panel 6: American Primacy, Chinese Ascendancy: Is There a Need for a New Security Architecture in East Asia?

What's Pivotal about the US Pivot?
Gerald L. Curtis, CU

How far is economics the new architecture for China-US relations?
Merit E. Janow, CU

Toward a New Equilibrium
Andrew J. Nathan, CU

Post ASEAN Security Architecture in East Asia? : Indonesia’s Strategic Dilemma and Choices
Rizal Sukma, CSIS

Great Power Concert v Regional Consensus: Can the ASEAN Way Survive the Asian Century?
Hugh White, ANU

Chair: Katherine Morton, ANU

13:00 – 14:15

Lunchtime Roundtable Discussion: Leadership Transition
Andrew J. Nathan, CU
Benjamin Reilly, ANU
Meidyatama Suryodiningrat, The Jakarta Post

Chair: Paul Hutchcroft, ANU

14:15 – 14:30

Closing Remarks


Intersections of Power, Politics, and Conflict in Asia
June 18-20, 2013
Jl. Tanah Abang III, No-23-27,
Jakarta, Jawa Barat 10160

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