Warwick ASEAN Conference


Welcoming Remarks

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.

Keynote Speech

Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak

Chairman of CIMB Group, Inaugural Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN Regional Strategy Group and ASEAN Regional Business Council, and Recipient of Asia House’s ‘Asian Business Leaders Award’.

Opening Address

His Excellency Mr. Antonio Manuel Revilla Lagdameo

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the Court of St. James’s.

Closing Remarks

Her Excellency Ms. Foo Chi Hsia

Singapore High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Economics and Politics Panel

Mr. Martin Hatfull

Vice-Chair of the UK-ASEAN Business Council, former United Kingdom Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste and the first United Kingdom Ambassador accredited to ASEAN (2008 – 2011).

Dr. Sophal Ear

Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College, Los Angeles. TED Fellow, Fulbright Specialist, and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Dr. Lena Rethel

Associate Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.

Socio-Cultural Panel

Dr. Yap Kioe Sheng

Former Chief of the Poverty Reduction Section in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).

Dr. Alice Nah

Lecturer at the Centre for the Applied Human Rights at the University of York and Member of the Steering Committee of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.

Dr. Phyu Phyu Thin Zaw

Physician Epidemiologist, and WHO/HRP Career Development Fellow at The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University.

Youth Speaker

Ms. Jaslyn Seah

China-ASEAN Youth Summit initiator and Singapore representative at Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).


Dr. Catherine Jones 

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

Dr. Jayan Nayar

Associate Professor of Law, and Director of the International Development Law and Human Rights LL.M Programme, at the University of Warwick.