ASEAN 2015 in Review: Turbulent Waters, Muddy Crossroads


Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4:45pm to 6:15pm


Harvard University Science Center Building (Hall A)

The last Stakeholders and Changemakers panel for the year is ASEAN 2015 in Review: Turbulent Waters, Muddy Crossroads. 2015 was to be a promising year for ASEAN, with the proposed signing of the ASEAN Economic Community and a proposed Code of Conduct for the South China Sea. The CoC did not materialize, while the AEC has promise but has many hurdles to be overcome. Where does ASEAN go from here, as tensions in the South China Sea continue to rise, and the regional economy facing buffeting winds? Will the “ASEAN Way" hold under the stresses of the changing international order, or will it render the organization ineffectual? How can we manage economic integration without deeper political integration? To better explore these questions, we’ve invited a series of experts to shed some light on regional integration in ASEAN:


Nur Ayuni Zainal Abidin

Director, Department of Policy Planning and Coordination

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

Genri Goto

Founder, <>

Ensheng Ma

Deputy Division Director, Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China


Saifudin Hamjuri Bin Samsuri

Faculty Member, Civil Service College Singapore

Former Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore

The panel will be held on April 14th at the Harvard University Science Center Building (Hall A) at 4.45pm. The discussion and Q&A will run until about 6.15pm, and we have the foyer for reception until 7.30pm.