Southeast Asia in World Affairs

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is pleased to lend its continuing support to the Columbia University Seminar on Southeast Asia in World Affairs, which is marking its 29th year this fall. The seminar is concerned with the contemporary political economy of Southeast Asia. The seminar's members—policymakers from the public and private sectors, business people, journalists, and NGO representatives, as well as academics—give the seminar a strong policy orientation. There is a particular focus on issues that cross borders, both within and beyond the region, including Southeast Asian relations with the United States, Japan, China, and Russia. This year's seminar will build on last year's successful series, which featured distinguished diplomat Nguyen Vu Tung, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Vietnam, and distinguished scholars Endy Bauyuni, Fellow at the East-West Center, Washington, D.C., and Duncan McCargo, Professor of Southeast Asian Politics, University of Leeds, as speakers. The seminars addressed a broad range of relevant issues, from US and Chinese involvement in the region to questions of democratization and individual states’ political systems.

Attendance at University Seminars is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending a meeting of the University Seminar on Southeast Asia in World Affairs, please visit University Seminars for further information.