JAS International Symposium 2022

On Friday, 14 October 2022, the International Relations Department of Binus University held an international symposium of Journal of ASEAN Studies (JAS) on the theme “Future Direction for ASEAN and Southeast Asian Studies”.

The symposium was also held in commemoration of 10 years of the IR Department, which was established in 2012.

The symposium provided a platform for Indonesian International Relations (IR) scholars to debate and shape research agenda on ASEAN and Southeast Asia for years to come.

For the first session in the morning at 9:00-12:00 Jakarta time (GMT+7), the symposium invited two speakers to discuss about theorizing the region:

  1. Andrew Rosser, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne. Prof. Rosser presented about how to energize Southeast Asia as field of study.
  2. Eun Yong-Soo, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Hanyang University (HYU). Prof. Eun talked about conceptualizing non-Western IR theory.

After lunch break, the symposium was resumed with three parallel workshop breakout rooms:

  1. Room 1 for International Political Economy (IPE) stream, moderated by Rhevy Adriade Putra, Ph.D. In this room, Dr. Kyunghoon Kim from King’s College London discussed IPE and the study of state capitalism, while Indonesian scholars team presented about IPE and Southeast Asia.
  2. Room 2 for Security Studies stream, moderated by Tangguh Chairil. In this room, Indonesian scholars team presented about current trend in the South China Sea disputes.
  3. Room 3 for Contemporary Issues and New Media stream, moderated by Ella Syafputri Prihatini, Ph.D. In this room, Dr. Aim Sinpeng from the University of Sydney talked about digital media entrepreneurship in ASEAN, while Indonesian scholars team presented about current trends on international media in Southeast Asia.

The JAS symposium followed an international conference entitled the 11th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy (ICOBIRD) on the previous day, 13 October 2022.