2013 Archive
ISIS International Affairs Forum on ‘Whither the Southern Thailand Peace Process

Speaker: Mr Don Pathan, Director of Foreign Relations, Patani Forum, Thailand; Discussant: Mr Bunn Nagara, Senior Fellow (Foreign Policy and Security Studies), ISIS Malaysia

Date: 12 November 2013
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

Overview:

For over a century, the ethnic Malay separatist movements have locked horns with the Royal Thai Government in their struggle for self-determination over Thailand’s southernmost provinces. Over the past decades, this struggle has deteriorated into a bloody and costly armed conflict. The downturn experienced under the recent “Ramadhan Peace Initiative” between the Thai government and the National Revolutionary Front (BRN) could possibly derail the chance for peace to take root in southern Thailand for years to come. The negative development is a step in the wrong direction but is it a temporary or permanent setback? This forum discusses the Malaysian-facilitated peace dialogue between the BRN and the Thai government, with focus on whether the peace process is really floundering, and the possible challenges ahead.

Admission is free. Please confirm your participation via fax or email not later than 8 November 2013 to:
RSVP: Tel: 603 2693 9355 ext 179; 2693 2060; Fax: 603 2691 3210 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Dialogue on Diversity, Diplomacy and Peace

Date: 11 November 2013
Venue: Putrajaya Marriott Hotel

Jointly organized by ISIS Malaysia and the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (APRC)

Overview:

Asia is a celebration of diversity which showcases countless ethnicities, cultures, religions and civilizations co-existing side-by-side. However, its diversity is sometimes a source of contention and conflict, but in most times, serves to enrich and strengthen the region’s social, economic and political fabric. Jointly organised by the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (APRC), the Dialogue on Diversity, Diplomacy and Peace is convened to discuss how diversity could be harnessed to further national and regional development, as well as contributing to stability and peace. The Hon. Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak will deliver the Keynote Address. Chaired by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, the panellists for the Roundtable Discussion include Distinguished Professor Dr. Shamsul Amri Baharudin, Prof. Surichai Wun’gaeo and Prof. Dr. David Kennedy. The APRC Council members including Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prof. Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Prof. Shunmugam Jayakumar, Dr. Hassan Wirajuda and Mr. Juha Christensen will also attend the Dialogue. The Dialogue is organised in conjunction with the Inaugural General Meeting of the APRC.

Admission is free. Please confirm your participation via fax or email not later than 7 November 2013 to:
RSVP: Tel: 603 2693 9355 ext 179; 2693 2060; Fax: 603 2691 3210 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
ISIS International Affairs Forum on ‘The Role of the U.S. Navy in Asia’
By Rear Admiral Mark C. Montgomery, Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet
[By Invitation Only]
[ Event will observe the Chatham House Rule]

Date: 29 October 2013
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur

Synopsis:
The U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest U.S. numbered fleet, with 60-70 ships, 200-300 aircraft and approximately 40,000 sailors and marines operating in the region on a typical day. How does the U.S. Navy fit into the overall U.S. strategy towards Asia? What are the kinds of partnerships that the 7th Fleet is forging with the armed forces of the region, particularly in Southeast Asia? Rear Admiral Mark C. Montgomery will address these questions based on his observations as Commander Carrier Strike Group 5 under the 7th Fleet.
 
Public Forum on Reforms in Peninsular Malaysia’s Electricity Sector
[By Invitation Only]

Date: 7 November 2013
Venue: PJ Hilton, Petaling Jaya

Convened by ISIS Malaysia

Overview:

This forum brings together representatives of the Malaysian society to discuss plans to reform Malaysia’s electricity sector that are put forward for consideration by the government of Malaysia. The expected output of this forum is a book with summary of statements made in the discussions. Representatives are chosen from government bodies, energy suppliers, energy consumers, as well as regional figures with expertise in relevant issues. Discussion will revolve around four main themes: energy market outlook and regional experience with electricity market reform; electricity tariff review in Malaysia and its expected impact; reforms to increase competitiveness in Malaysia’s electricity sector; and, transition and adaptation to a new sectorial structure.

 
Malaysia-Thai Think Tank and Scholars’ Network (MTTTS) Meeting: ‘ Malaysia-Thailand Cooperation: A Catalyst for ASEAN Community Building’
[By Invitation Only]

Date: 10-13 October 2013
Venue: Kuala Lumpur

Jointly organized by ISIS Malaysia, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and International Institute of Public Policy and Management (INPUMA), Universiti Malaya.

 
Simulation: ‘Realtime Cybersecurity Incident Simulation for Decision-Makers’
By Dr Marco Gercke, Director, Cybercrime Research Institute and Mr Knut Schoenfelder, Cyber Security Executive Consulting, T-Systems International

[By Invitation Only]

Date: 10 October 2013
Venue: Impiana Hotel KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Jointly organized by Konrad-Adeauer-Stiftung (KAS) and ISIS Malaysia
 
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