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International Affairs Forum on ‘India-ASEAN Evolving Architecture and Emerging Partnership’

By HE Mr Sanjay Singh
Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs
Government of India

Date:   Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

HE Mr Sanjay Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1976. He has served in Indian Missions in Mexico, Germany, Ghana and France and in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi as Director in the Office of the External Affairs Minister and Head of Division dealing with Latin American Countries and later Establishment. From October 1997 to June 2001, he was India’s Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City and from July 2001 to August 2004, Deputy Chief of Mission in Paris. He served as Head of Division for Gulf and Haj from March 2005 to March 2009. He served as Ambassador of India to Iran from March 2009 to March 2011. He took over as a Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs on 18 March 2011. HE Mr Singh has a Master in Physics from Delhi University.

International Affairs Forum ‘ Climate Change and Green Economy: International Cooperation for Energy Transition’

By HE Amb Masahiko Horie
Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Date: 23 February 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room

Amb. Horie entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1973. He is former Japanese Ambassador to the State of Qatar (2004-2007) and Malaysia (2007-2011). He was Director of the Second International Organizations Division (OECD), Technical Cooperation Division (JICA), Aid Policy Division (ODA) in Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also served as Director General for International Affairs in Defense Agency. His overseas posts include Counsellor of Embassy of Japan in Denmark, Minister of Embassy of Japan in Kenya and Minister of Embassy of Japan in France. His present post is Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, in charge of various environmental issues including climate change negotiations and participated in COP17/CMP7 at Durban.

International Affairs Forum on ‘The Current Global Economic Situation and Multilateralism’

By Dr Danny Leipziger
Professor of International Business, Georgetown Washington University

Date: 23 February 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room

Dr. Daniel (Danny) Leipziger is Professor of International Business, at George Washington University’s School of Business and Managing Director of the “Growth Dialogue” a forum that links academics, government  figures and local and international experts with a common interest in the developing world and its progress, a successor to the Commission on  Growth and Development that he co-chaired with Prof. Michael Spence, the 2001  Nobel Laureate in Economics.  Dr.Leipziger served as Vice President of the World Bank for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) and Head of the PREM Network of more than 700 economists and other professionals working on economic policy, lending, and analytic work between 2004 and 2009.   He is a widely published author and co-author of the recent book on “Stuck in the middle: is fiscal policy failing the middle class?”

International Affairs Forum: ‘The China Conundrum and Implications for Southeast Asia’
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By Yukon Huang
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment, Washington D.C., USA

Date: 10 February 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room

Yukon Huang is a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington DC and formerly the World Bank’s Country Director for China. Dr. Huang was a member of International Advisory Panel to the Prime Minister of Malaysia for the New Economic Model and also an advisor to the Chinese Government on their long-term development plan. He has also held positions at the U.S. Treasury and various universities.

Dr. Huang has published widely on development issues. He is an A-List contributor to the Financial Times on China and his writings are frequently seen in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.  He has a PhD in economics from Princeton University and a BA from Yale.

Roundtable Discussion: ‘APEC: Outcomes and Outlook 2011/2012’

By HE Amb Dato’ Muhamad Noor Yacob,
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat, Singapore

Date: 18 January 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur


Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Challenges in Timor-Leste and the Southeast Asian Region
-Dinner keynote address at the Regional Roundtable East Asia Contributing to UN Peacekeeping: Military, Police and Civilian, 17 October 2011, Kuala Lumpur

Ms Ameerah Haq, Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) and Head of Mission, United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor Leste (UNMIT)

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