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Management of Internal Conflicts in Asia Public Forums (Phase 1)
Public Forums are an important component of the Management of Internal Conflicts in Asia project, designed to engage the informed public and disseminate the findings of the study groups. Public forums were organized in conjunction with each round of study group meetings and were widely attended by the public.

Previous Public Forums

"National Integration in Indonesia: The Cases of Aceh & Papua"
co-sponsored with the United States Indonesia Society
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, March 1, 2004
The University Club, 1135 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.   20036

with:
Dr. Muthiah Alagappa , Director, East-West Center Washington, moderator
Ambassador Paul Cleveland , Director, United States-Indonesia Society, moderator
Ambassador Sastrohandoyo Wiryono , Chief Negotiator for the Indonesian Government in peace talks with the Free Aceh Movement
Dr. Edward Aspinall , Lecturer, Departments of History and Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Sydney
Mr. Augus Sumule , Lecturer with the Faculty of Agriculture, the State University of Papua
Dr. Richard Chauvel , Director, Australia Asia Pacific Institute, Footscray Park Campus, Victoria University

"Minorities and National Integration in China: The Cases of Tibet & Xinjiang"
co-sponsored with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at
The George Washington University
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.   20052

with:
Dr. Muthiah Alagappa , Director, East-West Center Washington, moderator
Dr. Mike Mochizuki , Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, moderator
Mr. Tseten Wangchuk , Senior Broadcaster, Tibetan Service, Voice of America
Dr. Yuan Peng , Deputy Director, American Studies Center, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations; Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
Dr. Eliot Sperling , Associate Professor of Tibetan Studies, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Mr. Nuri Turkel , General Secretary, Uyghur American Association
Dr. Arienne Dwyer , Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas
Dr. Gardner Bovingdon , Assistant Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies,Indiana University, Bloomington

"The Moros and National Integration in the Philippines"
co-sponsored with the United States Institute of Peace
10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday, March 3, 2004
The University Club, 1135 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.   20036

with:
Dr. Muthiah Alagappa , Director, East-West Center Washington, moderator
Dr. Alan Tidwell , President, United States Institute of Peace, moderator
Dr. Macapado Muslim , Chancellor, Mindanao State University, General Santos Campus
Dr. Christopher Collier , Research Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change,
Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies, Australian National University

"National Integration in Indonesia: The Cases of Aceh and Papua"
co-sponsored with the U.S.-Indonesia Society
Tuesday, October 1, 2002
The University Club, 1135 16th Street, N.W.

with:
Dr. Muthiah Alagappa , Director, East-West Center Washington, moderator
Ambassador Paul Cleveland , President, U.S.-Indonesia Society, moderator
Ambassador Sastrohandoyo Wiryono , Chief Negotiator for the Indonesian Government in peace talks with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).
Dr. Rizal Sukma , Director of Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta
Dr. Samsu Rizal Panggabean , Project Director, Center for Security and Peace Studies, Gadjah Mada University
Mr. John Rumbiak , Supervisor, ELS-HAM, Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy, Papua

"Minorities and National Integration in China: The Cases of Tibet and Xinjiang"
co-sponsored with the United States Institute for Peace, The Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the George Washington University, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Thursday, October 3, 2002
The University Club, 1135 16th Street, N.W.

with:
Dr. Muthiah Alagappa , Director, East-West Center Washington, moderator
Dr. Gang Lin , Program Associate for Asia, Woodrow Wilson Center, moderator
Dr. Carole McGranahan , Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Mr. Tseten Wangchuk , Senior Broadcaster, Tibetan Service, Voice of America
Dr. Du Yongbin , Associate Professor, Chinese Center for Tibetan Studies
Dr. Gardner Bovingdon , Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of History, Washington University of St. Louis 
Mr. Yang Shenmin , Visiting Scholar, East Asia Institute, Columbia University
Dr. Talant Mawkanuli , Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University
Dr. Mike Mochizuki , Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, discussant
Dr. Paul Stares , Director, Research and Studies Program, United States Institute of Peace, discussant

"Workshop on Aceh and Papua"
co-sponsored with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
CSIS Building, Jakarta, Indonesia

with:
Dr. Muthiah Alagappa , Director, East-West Center Washington, moderator
Dr. Hadi Soesastro , Executive Director, CSIS, moderator
Ambassador Sastrohandoyo Wiryono , Senior Fellow, CSIS; Former Ambassador of Indonesia to France and Australia
Mr. Ahmad Humam Hamid , Chairman, Care Human Rights Aceh
Dr. Rizal Sukma , Director of Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta
Dr. Edward Aspinall , Lecturer, School of European, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies, 
The University of Sydney
Ambassador Barnabas Suebu , Former Ambassador of Indonesia to Mexico,
and Former Governor of Irian Jaya
Dr. Ikrar Nusa Bhakti , Head, Research Center for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Mr. Benny Giay , Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy
Dr. Danilyn Rutherford , Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences, University of Chicago

"Public Forum on Southern Philippines"
co-sponsored with the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center
Tuesday June 24, 2003
AIM Conference Center, Makati City, Philippines

with:
Dr. Muthiah Alagappa , Director, East-West Center Washington, moderator
Dr. Carolina Hernandez , President, Institute of Strategic and Development Studies, moderator
Dr. Christopher Collier , Research Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University
Ms. Amina Rasul-Bernardo , Senior Fellow, AIM Policy Center
Dr. Macapado Muslim , Chancellor, Mindanao State University