ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


ASEAN 2020: A Comprehensive Outlook

ASEAN 2020: A Comprehensive Outlook


On May 22nd the ASEAN Centre’s Director Dr. Victor Sumsky and the Senior Expert of Centre Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova held an online lecture dedicated to the recent trends in the ASEAN development for the students of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). The working language of lecture and following discussion was English.

The event initiated by the Model United Nations of the Russian Far East (MUNRFE), a student’s organization based in the FEFU University and a long-standing partner of the ASEAN Centre, became a continuation of cooperation between MGIMO and FEFU.

The students were interested in such topics as the role of ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific region, relations between ASEAN and the UN, territorial disputes in the South China Sea and the perspectives of the regional cooperation in the pandemic and post-pandemic era.

The lecture and the following discussion received a positive response from the FEFU side. The students expressed their interest in participating in the upcoming events organized by the ASEAN Centre.