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Southeast Asia and Major Power Change: The Institutional and Integrative Dimensions of Asia’s Shifting Strategic Landscape
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Southeast Asia and Major Power Change: The Institutional and Integrative Dimensions of Asia’s Shifting Strategic Landscape
PSU's institute for Asian Studies'
20th Anniversary Lecture Series presents
 
Alice D. Ba
Professor of Political Science & International Relations
University of Delaware

 

Southeast Asia and Major Power Change:
The Institutional and Integrative Dimensions
of Asia’s Shifting Strategic Landscape

 
Thursday,
October 19, 2017

6:30 PM
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, room 327-8
1825 SW Broadway, Portland
 

Free & open to the public.

Description:
East Asia is in transition.  That transition is being driven and conditioned by changes on more than one front – strategic, economic, and institutional.  For Southeast Asia’s smaller powers, much is at stake as states navigate a changing regional order characterized especially by uncertainties associated with a more capable China and a diminished United States in East Asia.  Yet, Southeast Asian states, especially through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), have also, themselves, played active roles in conditioning and facilitating East Asia’s regional transitions.  In particular, they have played critical roles in creating regional frameworks and platforms associated with expanded cooperation and integration that today provide the institutional dimensions of East Asia’s post-Cold War regional order.  This talk considers some of the ways that these frameworks have conditioned East Asia’s transition, especially the strategic complexity they have helped to introduce and intensify, as well as, the challenges posed by great power competition to Southeast Asia and its “ASEAN-centric” platforms. 

 

About the speaker:
Alice D. Ba's research looks at the international relations of Southeast Asia with a special focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its institutional engagements with China and the United States.  She is author of (Re)Negotiating East and Southeast Asia: Region, Regionalism, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Stanford 2009) and co-editor of Institutionalizing East Asia (2016) and the forthcoming Contemporary Southeast Asia: The Politics of Change, Contestation, and Adaptation (with Mark Beeson) and The Philippines in a Post-American World.  A research associate of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University in Washington, DC, she also serves on a number of editorial boards and is a research associate of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University in Washington, DC, and has received US Fulbright awards for work in Beijing and Singapore.  

 

Sponsored by 
The PSU Institute for Asian Studies
www.pdx.edu/asian-studies
asianstudies@pdx.edu
tel. 503-725-8576

 

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