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Friday, June 3rd 2016
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Thank you for subscribing to our mailing list. We are delighted to present the June 2016 issue of the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (LSE SEAC) Newsletter, focusing on the inaugural LSE Southeast Asia Forum (LSE SEAF), which took place on 13th May 2016.

Honouring Professor Saw Swee Hock

As part of the opening remarks, LSE SEAC's benefactor Professor Saw Swee Hock was presented with a personal gift to express our gratitude. The gift was a detailed map of London around LSE in 1963 (the year Prof Saw was awarded his PhD in Statistics from LSE), drawn in the tradition of John Snow, pioneer of applied statistics and whose work led to a profound improvement in public health worldwide. 

Keynote Speakers

His Excellency Dr Rizal Sukma
The morning keynote lecture of LSE SEAF, titled A post-ASEAN regional order in East Asia?, was delivered by H.E. Rizal Sukma, the Indonesian Ambassador to the UK and Ireland
Podcast; Transcript; Storify
His Excellency Sayakane Sisouvoung
LSE SEAF was closed by H.E. Sayakane Sisouvoung, the Lao Ambassador to the UK, Ireland and Iceland, with his evening keynote lecture.
Podcast; Full Forum on Storify
Expert Panels
Panel I - ASEAN Security
Joern Dosch commented that the mainstream literature on ASEAN tend to focus on big-power politics, diplomacy and geopolitical rivalry between the major powers. To obtain a more balanced and realistic view on what was happening it was necessary to broaden one’s empirical base in the study of ASEAN (cont.). Panel summary; Podcast
Panel II - Religion in Southeast Asia
The panel focused on religion and politics in Southeast Asia. In particular, it looked at the role of Islam in Malaysian foreign policy, the impact of the rise of ‘Islamic State’ on Indonesia and the interplay between religion, gender and politics in Myanmar. Podcast
 
Panel IV - Inclusion and Exclusion in Southeast Asia
This panel focused on exploring the issues of inclusion and exclusion in present-day Southeast Asia countries, particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Laos. Inequality has been the subject of discussion around the world, including Southeast Asia (cont.). Panel summary; Podcast
 
LSESU ASEAN Society Panel: ASEAN Horizons 
Organised in collaboration with the award-winning LSESU ASEAN Society, this panel showcased the knowledge and opinions of LSE students on ASEAN related issues. The three winners of the student competition ASEAN Horizons presented on the themes of ASEAN security, the potential of technology in ASEAN and inclusive growth & development. Podcast
The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) is an inter-disciplinary, regionally-focused academic centre within the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE. Building on the School's deep historical connections with Southeast Asia, the Centre seeks to  promote the best academic and policy research on the region, deepen research ties with Southeast Asia, and improve the student experience at LSE. SEAC is LSE’s gateway to understanding Southeast Asia.
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