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Asia Pacific Security Seminar
Dr. Rizal Sukma
Executive Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta
As Chair of ASEAN in 2011, Indonesia has set a rather ambitious agenda for the Association to accomplish. In addition to accelerating the implementation of ASEAN Community agendas, it also seeks to shape the emerging regional architecture in East Asia and lay the foundation for ASEAN to play a role in the global community of nations. However, managing intra-regional and extra-regional challenges will not be an easy feat. In this context, Dr. Rizal Sukma will discuss the priorities of Indonesia's chairmanship of ASEAN in 2011 and examine the challenges Indonesia and the ASEAN Community may face as it attempts to implement these agendas.
Thursday, April 14
10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
East-West Center in Washington
1819 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, Sixth Floor Conference Room*
This event is free and open to the public.
To RSVP, please click here: www.eastwestcenter.org/go/171.
Kindly send your reply by April 13. Please note that seating is limited.
Rizal Sukma is the executive director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta and has worked extensively on Southeast Asian security issues, Indonesia's defense and foreign policies, as well as domestic political change in Indonesia. He has also served as a member of the National Committee on Strategic Defense Review at the Ministry of Defense, the Republic of Indonesia, and as a member of the National Drafting Committee for the National Defence Bill (2000-2001) and the Armed Forces Bill (2002-2003). Dr. Sukma, a former Fulbright visiting fellow, also became the first Indonesian to receive the Nakasone Award in July of 2005. Additionally, he was named one of "100 Top Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine in 2009. Dr. Sukma received his PhD degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
*Please note new office location.