Online-Seminar

International Relations Outreach

Series of digital sessions via Zoom

There has long been a sharp divide between Phnom Penh and rural Cambodia when it comes to tertiary education. This is especially true when it comes to International Relations Studies. KAS Cambodia, along with its partners at the Asian Vision Institute (AVI), the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) and the International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC) jointly together establish a series of digital sessions via Zoom at 15:00 – 17:00 (GMT+7) from 25th until 27th October, 2021 that offer IR as a study subject and to bring students into contact with renowned experts from our four institutions and beyond to bolster their understanding of IR and to strengthen their connection to the actors in the capital and abroad.

Details

In centralized Cambodia, organizations and institutions that engage with international relations are primarily found in the capital of Phnom Penh and similarly, this is also where they have received their education most of the times; whereas, Khmer language is heavily underrepresented concerning the subject.

We therefore propose a series of webinars in cooperation with institutions that offer International Relations as a study subject outside of Phnom Penh for student to bolster their understanding and to strengthen their connection to the actors in the capital and abroad.

There are a series of three webinars, first is a panel discussion of high-ranking practitioners on the power dynamics in Southeast Asia, where students can get an insight into the workings of the macro-level of international relations in the region. Second is a roundtable event, the discussion will scope down to the regional level, for students to know a more tangible topic of importance to Cambodia, the power politics of the Mekong sub-region. In the third session, we provide a workshop to showcase the link between international relations and domestic issues, the development in Northwestern Cambodia.

The first two events will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Khmer, while the workshop will be conducted in Khmer.

Programm

1st session: Panel discussion, 25 October 2021 Southeast Asia: A Great Game?

All times in GMT+7 (KHM)

Location: Zoom.

English language. Simultaneous translation to Khmer will be provided.

Chatham House Rules.

 

15.00 – 15.05 - Introduction and welcoming remarks

Dr. Daniel Schmücking, Country Representative, KAS Cambodia

 

15.05 – 15.15 - Speech/Input Statement

H.E. Dr. Chem Widya, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

 

15.15 – 16.00 Panel Discussion

H.E. Dr. Chem Widya, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Dr. Chheang Vannarith, President, Asian Vision Institute (AVI)

Ms. Charadine Pich, Deputy Director, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP)

Dr. Seun Sam, Royal Academy of Cambodia

 

Moderation:

Dr. Daniel Schmücking, Country Representative, KAS Cambodia

 

16.00 - 16.05 - Coffee break

 

16.05 – 16.55 - Q&A session

Moderation:

Dr. Daniel Schmücking

Country Representative, KAS Cambodia

 

16.55 – 17.00 - Conclusion and end

Mr. Maurizio Paciello, Program Manager for International Relations, KAS Cambodia

2nd session: Roundtable, 26 October 2021 Power Politics in the Mekong Sub-region

All times in GMT+7 (KHM)

Location: Zoom.

English and Khmer language use. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Chatham House Rules.

 

15.00 – 15.05 - Introduction and welcoming remarks

Mr. Chhay Lim, Program Officer for International Relations, KAS Cambodia

 

15.05 - 15.15 - Keynote speech on the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Framework

H.E. Dr. Kin Phea, Director, International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC)

 

15.15 – 16.00 - Panel Discussion

H.E. Dr. Kin Phea, Director, International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC)

 

Dr. Leng Thearith, Director of the Mekong Centre for Strategic Studies (MCSS), Asian Vision Institute (AVI)

 

Mr. Sovinda Po, Project Coordinator and Research Fellow, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP)

 

Moderation:

Mr. Chhay Lim, Program Officer for International Relations, KAS Cambodia

 

16.00 – 16.25 - Q&A session

Moderation:

Mr. Chhay Lim, Program Officer for International Relations, KAS Cambodia

 

16.25 – 16.30 - Conclusion and end

Mr. Chhay Lim, Program Officer for International Relations, KAS Cambodia

3rd session: Workshop, 27 October 2021 How to write Policy Recommendations: International Impacts on culture, tourism and the economy in Cambodia’s Northwest

All times in GMT+7 (KHM)

Location: Zoom

Khmer language.

 

15.00 – 15.05 - Introduction and welcoming remarks

Ms. Lida Sovann, Project Assistant, KAS Cambodia

 

15.05 – 15.25 - Input “How to Write Policy Recommendations”

Mr. Hem Thel, Research Fellow, Centre for Culture and Peace Studies (CCPS), Asian Vision Institute (AVI)

 

15.25 – 15.35 - Input on Northwest Development in Cambodia

Dr. Neth Boramey, Senior Lecturer & Researcher at Royal University of Phnom Penh

 

15.35 – 15.45 - Break

 

15.45 – 16.05 - Breakout Sessions

 

Tourism & Culture

Mr. Hem Thel, Research Fellow, Centre for Culture and Peace Studies (CCPS), Asian Vision Institute 

 

Infrastructure

Dr. Neth Boramey, Royal University of Phnom Penh

 

Trade

Ms. Lida Sovann, Project Assistant, KAS Cambodia

 

Immigration

Mr. Chhay Lim, Program Officer for International Relations, KAS Cambodia

 

Participants will be separated into four groups with one expert as facilitator each and will discuss policy recommendations based on their respective topics to present later.
 

16.05 – 16.40 - Presentation of Results

The groups present the results from their group work and receive feedback from the experts.

The resulting paper will later be published on the KAS-website.

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16.40 – 16.45 - Conclusion and end

Ms. Lida Sovann, Project Assistant, KAS Cambodia

 

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Veranstaltungsort

Zoom

Referenten

  • Dr. Daniel Schmücking
    • Country Representative to Cambodia
  • H.E. Dr. Chem Widya
    • Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Dr. Chheang Vannarith
    • President, Asian Vision Institute (AVI)
  • Ms. Charadine Pich
    • Deputy Director, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP)
  • Dr. Seun Sam
    • Royal Academy of Cambodia
  • Mr. Maurizio Paciello
    • Program Manager for International Relations, KAS Cambodia
  • Mr. Chhay Lim
    • Program Officer for International Relations, KAS Cambodia
  • H.E. Dr. Kin Phea
    • Director, International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC)
  • Dr. Leng Thearith
    • Director, Mekong Centre for Strategic Studies (MCSS), Asian Vision Institute (AVI)
  • Mr. Sovinda Po
    • Project Coordinator and Research Fellow, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP)
  • Ms. Lida Sovann
    • Project Assistant, KAS Cambodia
  • Mr. Hem Thel
    • Research Fellow, Centre for Culture and Peace Studies (CCPS), Asian Vision Institute (AVI)
  • Dr. Neth Boramey
    • Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Royal University of Phnom Penh