Warwick ASEAN Conference


Officiating Speech

Professor Christine Ennew 

Provost of University of Warwick.She currently serves as Provost and Chief Executive Officer of University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus, and also as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Marketing at the University of Nottingham.

Opening Keynote

H.E Sayakane Sisouvong, Ambassador of the Lao PDR

Laos Ambassador to the UK;
Former Deputy Secretary General for ASEAN Political Security 2009-2014

Politics and Economics Panel

Mr Noke Kiroyan

Chief Consultant of Kiroyan Partners; Trustee of the United States’ Indonesia Society and President of the Indonesia Australia Business Council.

Ms Filipa Jorge

Principal at The Scowcroft Group, Geopolitical Risk and Trend Analyst of the Asia Pacific Region, previously the Associate Director in Eurasian Group and Research Associate at Harvard Business School.

Professor Roger Darby

Professor Darby is the senior lecturer of higher education in Defence Management & Leadership at Cranfield University.

Ms Ketsuda Supradit

Ms Ketsuda Supradit is the Minister of Economics and Financial Affairs for UK and Europe, situated at the Royal Thai Embassy in London.

Human Rights Panel

Mr Manolo Abella

Canada-based Fillipino economist, co-chair of KNOMAD’s Thematic Working Group on Low-Skilled Labour Migration and former Senior Research Associate of the Centre for Migration Policy and Society at Oxford University.

Ms. Fariha Khan

Research, Campaigns & Communications Assistant for the Amnesty International Southeast Asia Pacific & the Pacific Regional Office (SEAPRO).

Sonny Liew

Comic illustrator and writer, best known for “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” which was awarded the Singapore Literature Prize for fiction in 2016.

Mr Rafendi Djamin
Mr Rafendi Djamin is the Senior Adviser at Human Rights Working Group- Indonesia.

Youth Perspective

Alanda Kariza
Alanda Kariza is a writer and activist and also president of the Association of Indonesian Students in the United Kingdom (PPI UK).

Closing Remarks

Amb. Gilberto G.B Asuque,Deputy Chief of Mission of the Republic of the Philippines

Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in UK; previously the assistant Secretary for Ocean Concerns for the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines


Ms Jenna Holliday

International Consultant on Women Migrant Workers’ Labour and Human Rights for UN Women

Ms Catherine Jones 

East Asian Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Warwick,expert in international relations in Asia Pacific