11th South China Sea International Conference opens in Hanoi

Concerns increasing over growing tensions, violations of sovereignty, and threats to use force in the East Sea, two-day conference hears.

The 11th South China Sea International Conference opened in Hanoi on November 6, with the theme “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development”.

Co-hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), the Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS), and the Vietnam Lawyers Association (VLA), the two-day conference brought together more than 50 speakers and some 250 officials, scholars and diplomats of Vietnam and foreign countries, according to a report from the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).


Winners of the ASEAN — Russia Video Contest 2019

ASEAN Centre is glad to announce the final results of the ASEAN-Russia Video Contest 2019, jointly organized with the ASEAN Moscow Committee.

1st place:
Nguyen Le Minh Thi (Vietnam), Khant Khine (Myanmar), Yana Linkevich (Russia)

2nd place:
Togu Benni Sipayung (Indonesia)


ASEAN Academic Days. International Experience of Southeast Asia Studies

October 8th in the framework of the course of public lectures “ASEAN Academic Days at MGIMO” Dr. Anthony Milner delivered a lecture devoted to “What is Special about Southeast Asian Studies in Australia?” The course is designed and carried out by the ASEAN Centre.

Dr. Anthony Milner is a prominent historian whose research has been focused on history and political culture of Southeast Asia, and especially Malaysia. He serves as a professor at the Australian National University as well as a visiting professor at the University of Malay.


ASEAN Academic Days at MGMO

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.


ASEAN Academic Days, October 7-23, MGIMO University

Dear friends! The MGIMO University and the ASEAN Centre invites students and experts, officials and entrepreneurs, all those who are genuinely interested in Southeast Asian Studies and research on Russia-ASEAN relations to the ASEAN Academic Days at MGIMO University, October 7-23.

This event will bring together a group of prominent lecturers to present their views on the current dynamics and trends in political and economic development of Southeast Asia as a whole and of the individual ASEAN member-states. The objectives and prospects of the ASEAN-Russia strategic partnership will be discussed too.

The series of open lectures will take place at the New Building. The most active attendances will receive commemorative certificates for the participation in the ASEAN Academic Days.




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