3. 12. 2019: Lecture: ASEAN’s Economic Powerhouse amidst Strategic Power Balance and Diversity

The Faculty of International Relations (FIR), Center for Asian Studies (University of Economics, Prague) and embassies of ASEAN countries in the Czech Republic would like to invite you to the ASEAN Lecture and Discussion: ASEAN’s Economic Powerhouse amidst Strategic Power Balance and Diversity. The event will take place on December 3 (2019), at the University of Economics, Prague. The lecture and discussion will be given by ambassadors and deputy chiefs of mission of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines to the Czech Republic.


Date: 3 December 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 14:30 – 16:00
Venue: Vencovský’s Lecture Hall (New Building of University of Economics, W. Churchill Sq. 1938/4, 130 67 Prague 3 – Žižkov; campus map)
Working Language: English (without simultaneous translantion to Czech)
Chair: PhDr. Tomáš Petrů, Ph.D., Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Faculty of Arts, Charles University

Without registration!



Opening remarks

ASEAN in Brief

Ms. Nattanipa Burusapat, Embassy of Thailand

  • Brief history of ASEAN establishment and its important milestones
  • Overview of ASEAN Community
  • Comparison between ASEAN and EU as regional organizations
  • Latest development and Thailand Chairmanship in 2019

Political and security pillar of ASEAN

H.E. Ms. Zanariah Bt Zainal Abidin, Ambassador of Malaysia
H.E. Mrs. Kenssy D. Ekaningsih, Ambassador of Indonesia

  • Most dynamic region, presence of major powers
  • Indo-Pacific Outlook
  • Regional stability and security maintain the flow of global trade through the Indo-Pacific
  • ASEAN-Czech and ASEAN-EU relations in political and security perspective

Economic pillar of ASEAN

H.E. Mrs. Kay Thi Soe, Ambassador of Myanmar
Mrs. Tran Thanh Huong, Embassy of Vietnam

  • ASEAN is a major global hub of manufacturing and trade, as well as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world
  • Demographic power, growing middle class and innovation
  • Infrastructure booming for greater connectivity
  • ASEAN – EU Free Trade Agreement / Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • The impact of trade wars
  • Digital economy and cyber security in ASEAN
  • ASEAN-Czech and ASEAN-EU relations in economic perspective

Socio-cultural pillar of ASEAN

H.E. Mr. Ombra Jainal, Ambassador of the Philippines

  • Diverse culture from 10 different countries
  • Education, human development
  • Tourism
  • ASEAN-Czech and ASEAN-EU relations in socio-cultural perspective


The program may be subject to change without notice.