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Conference: Bridging East Asia & Southeast Asia

China and ASEAN and Contemporary Asian Relations

The Groningen Research Centre for Southeast Asia and ASEAN (SEA ASEAN) and the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen (CEASG)

University of Groningen, the Netherlands, November 21-22, 2016

Conference poster
Conference poster

Monday, November 21, 12.00 Noon – Arrival of participants at the Old Court Room (Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen), with a welcome in the foyer with a light lunch.

12.45 – 13.00 Prof. Jan van der Harst (University of Groningen, International Relations) Opening Remarks: ASEAN, Southeast Asia and China: the Challenges of Asian Relations

Panel 1: Southeast Asia, ASEAN and International Relations across Asia in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

Chair: Prof. Ronald Holzhacker, Comparative Multilevel Governance and Regional Structure, Director SEA-ASEAN Centre.

13.00 - 13.45 Prof. Julio C. Teehankee (De La Salle University, Philippines, Dean, College of Liberal Arts) - The Political and Security Challenges to ASEAN

13.45 - 14.20 Dr. Chris Lamont (University of Groningen, International Relations) - Transitional Justice and Japan's Development Assistance: Post-Conflict Justice in Aceh, Indonesia and Cambodia.

14.20 - 14.40 Stanati Netipatalachoochote (Groningen PhD candidate, Thailand) - ASEAN and human rights: Institutional and civil society developments in Southeast Asia

14.40 - 15.10 Dr. Clemens Six (University of Groningen, Contemporary History) Is there 'secularism' in Southeast Asia? Perspectives on post-1945 regional history.

15.10-15.30 Coffee break

Panel 2: Spatial Perspectives, Energy and Sustainable Society in Southeast Asia

Chair: Prof. Claudia Yamu, University of Groningen, Spatial Sciences

15.30-16.00 Dr. Jens Weinmann, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin, Germany. Community empowerment with decentralized energy systems – lessons from Asia, North America and Europe.

16.00-16.15 Tri Efriandi (Groningen PhD candidate, Indonesia) – Governance and Development in Special Autonomy Areas- Papua and Aceh

16.15-16.30 Titissari Rumbogo (Groningen PhD candidate, Indonesia) Spatial Planning and Corridors of Development Linking Urban and Rural Areas

16.30-17.00 Dr. Wendy Tan (University of Groningen, Spatial Sciences) Global Cities and Planning in Southeast Asia.

17.00-17.15 Tea break

The Mayor of Groningen, Peter den Oudsten

17.30 – 18.15 Key-Note: The Republic of Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Honorable Ambassador I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

Indonesia, ASEAN, and ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, and S. Korea)

19.15 Dinner for conference participants (‘t Feithuis, Martinikerkhof 10, 9712 JG Groningen)

Tuesday, November 22

Conference continues in the Old Court Room (Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen).

Panel 3: China and International Relations in Southeast Asia

Chair: Prof. Tjalling Halbertsma, International Director, Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen (CEASG)

9.00-9.30 Prof. Qi Tong (Wuhan University). Tba: China's One Belt, One Road Strategy and the Maritime Impact on SE Asia

9.30-9.45 Petrus Farneubun (Groningen, PhD candidate, Indonesia) Evolving China - Southeast Asia Relations

9.45-10.15 Sanne Kamerling (Groningen) China's security governance conception for Asia: perspectives from India

10.15-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-11.00 Dr. Frank Gaenssmantel (University of Groningen, International Relations) - The economics and politics of size: comparing the EU's approach to trade disputes with China and ASEAN members.

11.00-11.45 Ms. Mira Woldberg, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head of South and Southeast Asia

11.45-13.00 Lunch (Land van Kokanje, Oude Boteringestraat 9, 9712 GB Groningen)

13.00-14.30 Research and Societal Relevance: Governance and Sustainable Society

Roundtable led by Linda Johnson, Institute for Social Studies, Erasmus University, co-editor Societal impact @ sciences: the end of the ivory tower?

Reflections on the societal Impact of our research, linking governance and sustainable society, policy relevance, and the return soon to positions as civil servants in ministries and lecturers in universities.

Research and Societal Relevance

Group 1: Governance, Economics, and Planning

Kuswanto (FDI), Laksmi Kusumawat i (Inclusive growth), Yoga Permana (regional integration and domestic constraints), Nureni Wijayati (corporate governance), Taufiq Putra (Metropolitan governance and planning).

Group 2: Governance and Social Policy

Suwatin Miharti (primary health care innovation), Tatang Muttaqin (educational attainment), Mala Silitonga (public leadership, social capital and corruption), Annisa Wiharani (transnational municipal networks and the environment).

Governance, Societal Impact, and Sustainable Society

16.00 Oratie in the Aula of the University of Groningen: Prof. dr. Ronald Holzhacker, Professor for Comparative Multi-Level Governance and Regional Structure


‘Building Bridges: Governance, Societal Impact, and Sustainable Society in Southeast Asia’

17.00-18.30 Reception in the Spiegelzaal, Academy Building

18.30-21.00 Festive Indonesian Dinner in the Bruinszaal, Academy Building

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