Launch of Oxford’s Southeast Asia Studies Centre Campaign

Vice-Chancellor, heads of house, ladies and gentlemen:   I am delighted to accept the Vice-Chancellor’s invitation to be the Patron of the University’s Centre for Southeast Asia Studies. This new and innovative Centre will be based in the Oxford School for Global and Area Studies.   As  Patron,  I  will do all  I can  to support … Read full speech

Asean – Australia Dialogue 2018: Challenges of Partnering for Security and Prosperity in Uncertain Times

“ASEAN and Asia Pacific:  Peace and Prosperity”   It is a great pleasure to be in this iconic city on the occasion of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. It is also a privilege to be invited to address this Dialogue and to be among such distinguished participants and friends.   Sydney is a strikingly beautiful city, … Read full speech

Seminar And Book Launch “Asean Futurefoward: Anticipating The Next 50 Years”

“Five Mega Challenges ASEAN Faces in the Coming 50 Years”   Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, Assalamualaikum warrahmatullahi wabarakatuh,   It is a great pleasure for me to have been invited this morning to share some thoughts on ASEAN and to officially launch the book entitled “ASEAN FutureForward: ANTICIPATING THE NEXT 50 YEARS” published by the Institute of Strategic … Read full speech