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ISIS International Affairs Forum: ‘Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future’
Mr Timothy Beardson

By Mr Timothy Beardson, Author – Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future

Date: 9 April 2014
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

Mr Timothy Beardson addresses economic and strategic issues at events such as the World Economic Forum at Davos and speaks frequently to governments, universities, boards, the military and central banks. His book (Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future, 2013, Yale University), when published was called ‘Book of the Week’ in The Times of London and was nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. He is Chairman of China Outlook, the new internet-based newsletter, specializing in high quality writing on China’s future.

International Affairs Forum: ‘A Renewable Energy Future: Policy Learning from Asian Pioneers’ from Asian Pioneers’
Dr Benjamin K Sovacool

By Dr Benjamin K Sovacool, Director of the Energy Security and Justice Program, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont School of Law, USA

[By invitation only]

Date: 7 December 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

Dr Sovacool is a researcher, author and consultant on energy policy and governance.  His work covers issues pertaining to renewable energy, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure and building adaptive capacity to the consequences of climate change. He has also served in research and advisory capacities for many state, national and international institutions. In 2012, Dr Sovacool was invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to be a contributing author to its Working Group II, which deals with climate change mitigation. He has authored 8 books and more than 100 scientific articles.

International Affairs Forum: ‘The Euro as a Guarantor for Stability and Prosperity – How Big the Crisis for Politics and Economy in Europe Really Is?’
Mr Roland Koch

By Mr Roland Koch, Chairman of the Executive Board, Bilfinger Berger SE, Germany
[By Invitation]

Date: 20 September 2012
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Mr Roland Koch became Chairman of the Executive Board of the engineering and services group Bilfinger Berger SE on July 1, 2011. He has been a member of the Executive Board since March 1, 2011.  After completing his law degree at the University of Frankfurt he worked as an independent lawyer, specializing in corporate and labour law, until 1999.  From 1987 until 2010, Roland Koch was a member of the state parliament in Hessen. He also served as Head of the CDU’s state caucus in 1990/91 and from 1993 until 1999. He was former Premier of the state of Hessen from 1999 until 2010

International Affairs Forum on ‘Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet’
Mr Chandran Nair

By Mr Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT)

Date: Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

Mr Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), a “think and do” tank dedicated to advancing an understanding of the impacts of globalisation through thought leadership and positive action to effect change. He is also the Chairman of Avantage Ventures, an Asian based boutique investment advisory company in the field of high impact social investing which was established in 2010. Nair also provides strategic management advice and coaching to business leaders. He is the author of Consumptionomics: Asia's Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet. It was ranked as one of the top ten books of the year for 2011 by ‘The Globalist’. The book has been translated into German and Chinese.

Nair is an Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He has appeared on BBC’s HARDtalk with Stephen Sakur and more recently at Davos to discuss the key issues in his book. 

International Affairs Forum on ‘Pathways to the Free-Trade Area of the Asia Pacific: Trans-Pacific Partnership, Asia-Pacific Integration, and Stakes for Malaysia’
Prof Michael G. Plummer

By Prof Michael G. Plummer, Eni Professor of International Economics, The John Hopkins University, SAIS-Bologna

Date:    29 March 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

Michael G. Plummer is the Eni Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS-Bologna.  He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Economics (Elsevier); President, American Committee for Asian Economic Studies (ACAES); and (non-resident) Senior Fellow, East-West Center.  He was until very recently Head of the Development Division of the OECD (2010-2012). Professor Plummer has worked on numerous projects for international organizations, development and other government agencies, and regional development banks including the Asian Development Bank, the ASEAN Secretariat, and the ADB Institute. His main academic interests relate to international trade, international finance, and Asian economic integration, especially in the ASEAN context. 

Nation Making in Asia: From Ethnic to Civic Nations?
dato dr muthiah

The Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies Inaugural Lecture by Dato’ Dr Muthiah Alagappa.

Date: 28 March 2012
Venue: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

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