APISA 11: 20-21 October 2017 at Naresuan University

Naresuan University’s College of ASEAN Community Studies (CACS) will host the 11th APISA congress: 50 Years of ASEAN amidst Contemporary Challenges: Human Security, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity and Democratization. Register, pay, and submit your abstract now for APISA 11 through our online registration system here. ASEAN is thriving, in part as a result of continuing macro-economic growth…

Foreign Penetration in the CLMV Benefits and Costs

CACS professor Paul Chambers’ exploration of foreign influence and penetration into the “CMLV” states (Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam) examines the role of a variety of state actors from near and far attempting to leverage the gap between the four CMLV nations and their ASEAN partners to extend their own influence—varying from Singapore and Thailand to…

Disaster & Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from Japan

Please join CACS on Monday, 10 October for “Disaster & Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from Japan” from Dr. Tadashi Nakasu of the College of Population Studies of Chulalongkorn University. This presentation will examine natural disasters and disaster management in Japan and share lessons learned for disaster reduction in Japan and in Thailand.   Online registration for…

Managing the Migration Crisis in ASEAN+

Dr Napisa Waitoolkiat together with Dr Sriprapha Petcharameesree reported on “Crisis Management in ASEAN + 3—Migration: In Search of Proper Management”  on 28-30 July in Bangkok at the 14th Annual Network of East Asia Think Tanks Meeting. Their work was used to provide a memorandum on migration for the ASEAN Plus Three summit in Vientiane 6-8 September 2016.

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Land, Labor, Energy: ASEANization Across Borders

On 26 August join CACS in conjunction with the Cambodian Institute For Cooperation And Peace, CACS presents this roundtable discussion and seminar on “Land, Labor, Energy: ASEANIZATION across Borders” with presentations from the following speakers, with an open panel discussion and Q&A session open to all attendees:   1. Ambassador Sothirak (Cambodian Institute For Cooperation And Peace): Development…

Research Assistantships for ASEAN studies PhD

For academic Year 2016-2017, the College of ASEAN Community Studies of Naresuan University is pleased to offer three research assistantships for qualified international students entering the ASEAN studies PhD program. This assistantship is a significant opportunity for potential candidates to further their academic career while driving research and publication forward. The assistantship covers full tuition, housing, and…

Rise and Varieties of Party Factionalism in Southeast Asia

CACS together with GIGA (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) presents “The Rise and Varieties of Party Factionalism in Southeast Asia.” This two-day workshop will examine intra-party factions and factionalism in competitive party systems of Southeast Asia. These include the cases of Indonesia, the Philippines, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia. The workshop…

New Cambodian Partnership

CACS has just recently partnered with the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), one of Cambodia’s premier non-governmental independent research institutes exploring politics, diplomacy, history, and socio-economics as they apply to Cambodia’s future, its development, and its place among its Southeast Asian neighbors. CACS hopes mutual collaboration with CICP will produce new and incisive research…