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KAS-CICP Public Lecture Series

A series of public lecture by renowned experts in foreign affairs field to discuss about pressing issues in international politics that matter for Cambodia's development.



KAS-CICP Public Lecture Series is a cooperation project between Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Cambodia and the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), the oldest foreign policy think-tank in Cambodia and one of our long-term partners. It aspires to serve as an open-debate platform, through which the diplomatic community, policymakers, and interested stakeholders in Cambodia are able to analyze and debate the latest trends, challenges, and issues in international politics that matter for Cambodia's diplomacy and regional peace and stability at large

In this first session of the public lecture series, we will present you "China's Soft Power in Southeast Asia: Engagement and Success in Selected ASEAN Countries". This is a sharing-session of the preliminary findings from the latest study conducted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's country office in Thailand. This regional study focuses on Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 


About our distinguished speaker: 

Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro

Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro is currently the director of the Bangkok office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Before serving in Asia, Dr. Caro was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington office of the KAS (2016-2018), the Coordinator for European Policy in the headquarters of the foundation in Berlin (2010-2015), and a research fellow in its Paris office (2007-2010). Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Dresden, Germany, where she taught French Studies and French-German history (2002-2007). She was also a visiting lecturer at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Lyon, a French grande école, in 2013.

Dr. Caro attended the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris, where she obtained a master’s degree in German Studies as well as a joint Ph.D. in German and French Studies in cooperation with the University of Dresden. Her doctoral research examined the development of environmental awareness and the emergence of green movements in France and Germany.


How to join?

Please register your slot here

For more information, please contact Mr. Chhay Lim, Program Officer of KAS Cambodia. 


Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:10  

An introduction and keynote speech by H.E. Ambassador Pou Sothirak, Executive Director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) 

Preliminary Findings Presentation "China's Soft Power Projection in Selected ASEAN Contries"

10:10 - 11:00 

By Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro, Country Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Thailand Office


Interactive Discussion, Q & A.

11:00 - 11: 40 

All participants are highly encouraged to raise questions or comments to the speakers, open debate is appreciated. 

The session will be moderated by Chhay Lim, Program Officer of KAS Cambodia.

Closing Remarks

11:40 - 11: 50 

Closing Remarks by Chhay Lim, Program Officer of KAS Cambodia. 

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Phnom Penh


  • Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro
    • Country Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Thailand