Democracy, Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Future of Southeast Asia

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Marty Natalegawa, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Date and Time

January 26, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Availability

RSVP Required.

Location

Via Zoom Webinar
Register: bit.ly/3K2zEZu

Jakarta time: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8:00am to 9:30am

Southeast Asia is famously diverse.  Yet, all the ASEAN member states have committed themselves to ASEAN Community, including ASEAN Political and Security Community, with the expressed commitment to protect and promote democratic principles, human rights and good governance.

As democracy retreats around the world, will autocracy spread throughout Southeast Asia?  How can countries of Southeast Asia navigate the complex dynamics between protection and promotion of democratic principles and human rights on the one hand, and the principle of non-interference in internal affairs on the other?  How can they navigate the similarly complex dynamic between protection and promotion of democratic principles and human rights on the one hand, and the geopolitical tensions and rivalries currently prevailing in the region?   Does ASEAN matter? Few are better positioned by knowledge and experience than former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa to address these and related questions.
 
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CRISISGROUP/Kevin Abosch
In addition to his productive record as Indonesia’s foreign minister (2009-2014), Dr. R. M. Marty M. Natalegawa has served his country in multiple high-level diplomatic positions, including as ambassador to the UN and the UK and as his foreign ministry’s Director General for ASEAN Cooperation. He holds a PhD from ANU, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.