As a regional organization, ASEAN has shown its significant roles in terms of maintaining regional stability and enhancing free-market economic cooperation along with the development of regionalism in Southeast Asia. Indeed, those achievements has made ASEAN as one of the few prestigious and credible regional organizations in Asia for more than forty years. However, nowadays ASEAN still has to face several obstacles, such as the huge gap between elite and mass perceptions toward ASEAN itself, and growing concern over ASEAN’s capability in fostering regional security in the future, especially along with the rising tension in the South China Sea.
Therefore, Gadjah Mada University in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Indonesia, establish the ASEAN Studies Center, as an academic institution that is responsible for critical and objective review, as well as institutional arrangements in enhancing the role of ASEAN–i.e. including the three pillars of economic, political, and security–for the benefit of the development of Indonesian science and policy, and the wider community.
Specifically, ASEAN Studies Center Universitas Gadjah Mada is a multi diciplinary study center, established in line with Tri Dharma Principles which comprises of three areas of Teaching, Research and Community Service especially related to the field of ASEAN Studies.
ASEAN Studies Center Universitas Gadjah Mada was established to generate critical scientific research and enhance the position and contribution of Indonesia in the ASEAN.
“Bringing ASEAN Closer to You”
ASEAN Studies Center seeks to develop institutional capacity so that it could enhance institutional development as well as the local capacity to meet ASEAN regionalization process.
Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto
Dr. Wawan Mas’udi
Dr. Poppy S. Winanti
Prof. Dr. Mohtar Mas’oedDr. Farish Noor Director:Dr. Dafri Agussalim, MA. Executive SecretaryAhmad Rizky M Umar, MSc. Finance and AdministrationIntan Fajar Lestari Sri Sumiyastuti , A. Md. Research ManagerDio Herdiawan Tobing, SIP ResearcherDedi Dinarto, SIPDhian Shinta Pradevi, MA Project ManagerPutri Rakhmandhani N.R., MA Project OfficerAndika Putra, SH Communication ManagerNurhadi InternPinto Buana PutraSiti WidyastutiAnnisa Maulia FahmiRuth Tarullyna SimanjuntakTiarra Arma Dya LucitaDiaz KurniawanImas Lu’ul JannahFariedha Ilhami Zulaikha
“Bringing ASEAN Closer to You”
The next inevitable agenda of ASEAN member countries is the ASEAN Community, which will be unveiled in the end of 2015. To extent of several years ahead, each member countries should gradually enhanced its society for the more cohesive, integrative, and unitive regime in the Southeast Asia. Regarding this constructive agenda, it is necessarily important to understand what has happened, happening, and will be happen next along the path of ASEAN community.
On the other hand, approaching the diversity between people of the ASEAN countries should be followed by the high implementation of ASEAN way as the common path. We, the people of ASEAN communities, are being given the responsibility to adhere the sense of common tenure. Therefore, bringing ASEAN closer to us can be the first stepping stone envisioning the future of ASEAN community.