- Created on 07 October 2019
October 7th, ASEAN Academic Days, a new open course, started at MGIMO. A unique project is designed and carried out by the ASEAN Centre.
The fist lecture was given by Dr. Alan T.Ortiz, prominent expert from the Philippines, who served at public and business institutions, including San Miguel Corporation. He has a great experience in the sphere of international relations (Philippine Council for Foreign Affairs). Rector Anatoly Torkunov welcomed guest before the lecture.
The first lecture was opened by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector Artem Malgin who introduced the guest and presented to the students and professors the program of the ASEAN Academic Days. Dr. Alan Ortiz spoke about the global regime change and its impact on the Asia-Pacific as seen by the Philippines. The speaker also mentioned the ASEAN’s role in the region and the positions of the ASEAN-members regarding the Chinese rise and its Belt and Road Initiative.
The lecture followed by Q&A session. The students were interested in such topics as situation in the South-China Sea, the role of the Chinese diaspora in the Southeast Asian countries and prospects of Russia-ASEAN relations. The lecture was moderated by Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, Associate Professor at the Department of Oriental Studies, Deputy Dean at the School of International Relations, Senior Expert of the ASEAN Centre.
The opening ceremony gathered such honorable guests as Ambassador of Brunei to Russia Haini Hashim, Ambassador of Indonesia Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi, Ambassador of Myanmar to Russia Ko Ko Shein and Ambassador of Thailand to Russia Thanatip Upatising.
The program and open registration are available here.