Inspired by the tagline “Bringing ASEAN Closer to You”, the ambassadorial lecture focus on disseminating information and increasing public awareness about the goals and activities of various state’s cooperation with ASEAN. In the ambassadorial lecture, various ambassador of ASEAN and dialogue partners will be invited to share their experiences working in ASEAN institutions with students and public audience.

With H.E. Amb. Noel Eugene Eusebio Servigon | Permanent Representative of Philippine to ASEAN

Improving the Implementation of ASEAN Charter

This year remarks the 15 years of implementation of the ASEAN Charter that was adopted at the 13th ASEAN Summit in November 2007. In fact, the draft of the ASEAN Charter as the constituent instrument of the association had been formally proposed in 2005 at the 11th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Until now, the ASEAN Charter remains strongly considered as the basic instrument for ASEAN and member countries informing policies and decisions on the regional contexts and issues.

ASEAN Studies Center UGM in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to ASEAN successfully held an Ambassadorial Lecture on Friday, 21st January 2022, entitled “Improving the Implementation of the ASEAN Charter”. The lecture was moderated by Ms. Yulida Nuraini Santoso, the Managing Director of the Center, and invited H.E. Ambassador Noel Servigon as the Permanent Representative of the Philippines to ASEAN to deliver the lecture as the main speaker.

With H.E. Amb. Ashraf M. Sultan | Ambassador of Egypt to ASEAN and Indonesia

ASEAN-Egypt Outlook: Challenges and Future Prospects

In 2016, Egypt expressed its interest to enhance the partnership between ASEAN and ASEAN Member States. As a result, Egypt and Morocco were the first two North African countries to sign the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC). The TAC is important as it paves the way to promoting a closer friendly relationship between ASEAN and Egypt. ASEAN and Egypt also agreed to share their perspectives on how to strengthen ASEAN-Egypt’s economic relations, trade, and investment opportunities and challenges. It was followed by the discussion between ASEAN and Egypt on substantial relations in several areas such as investment, tourism, trade, and cultural cooperation in 2017.

With H.E. Amb. Gustavo Ayares | Ambassador of Chile to ASEAN and Indonesia

ASEAN-Chile Outlook: Current Initiatives and Way Forward

Chile is one of the most strategic as well as the closest partners of ASEAN, this can be seen from the fact that Chile is the first Latin America that cooperates with ASEAN. Since 2019, both parties enhance their cooperation by established ASEAN-Chile Development Program (ACDP). With the establishment of ACDP, the partnership between Chile and ASEAN becomes more comprehensive as well as institutionalized. In 2019, the flow of foreign direct investment funds reached USD 490 million in total.Two years after the formation of AC-DPC, both ASEAN and Chile agreed to adoptthe ASEAN–Chile Practical Cooperation Areas (PCA) for ASEAN-Chile Development Partnership 2021-2025. The PCA acted as a guideline for the cooperation between two parties for the next five years.

With H.E. Amb. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja | Executive Director of ASEAN-IPR

The Role of ASEAN Youth in Promoting Peace

ASEAN was founded with the purpose of promoting regional cooperation in Southeast Asia, in the spirit of equality and partnership, and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region, and ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN-IPR) , has a definite significant role in promoting knowledge sharing and policy recommendations to help foster peace and reconciliation and the prevention of crises in ASEAN, to many stakeholders, including young people to contribute effectively to the preservation and strengthening the role of the communities and national resources to peace and community-building process.

With H.E. Ambassador Lim Sungnam | Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN

After the Commemorative Summit-Future of ASEAN-Korea Strategic Partnership

On Friday 6 March 2020, the ASEAN Studies Center hosted an Ambassadorial Lecture inviting the Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN to speak on the theme of “After the Commemorative Summit-Future of ASEAN-Korea Strategic Partnership”. H.E. Ambassador Lim Sungnam, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN shared his insight on the matter and touched on the history of Korea, the ASEAN Miracle, the current relationship of Korea and ASEAN, and also the future of the ASEAN-Korea Strategic Partnership.