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International Relations Policy Forum

Panel Discussion on “Regional Security Dilemma: Directions, Trends, and Illusion”

KAS, together with our local partners Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace and International Relations Institute of Cambodia, will co-host an International Relations Policy Forum, with the theme “Regional Security Dilemma: Directions, Trends, and Illusion”


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We cordially invite you to join us on 19th October 2022 (08:30-11:30) at the Royal Academy of Cambodia. The event serves as a platform to have an intellectual exchange on a diverse range of issues in the realm of the region's growing security dilemma and its implications thereof. In this Forum, you will be able to hear in-depth insights on key security challenges the world is facing, including that of the Russia's war in Ukraine, non-traditional security threats, as well as the roles of middle and small powers in international affairs. We take this opporunity also to present to hard copies of "Diplomatic Briefing" volume 05, a flagship publication on trending IR-topics by Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace and KAS Cambodia. 


 About our distinguished speakers: 

David Gregosz

Mr. David Gregosz  studied Economics and Political Science at Philipps University in Marburg. Since 2017, he is the Director of the office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Warsaw, Poland. From 2017-2020, he was in charge of the global International Economic Policy work of KAS. Before that, from October 2013-2017, Mr. Gregosz headed the office of KAS in Santiago, Chile.





Ms. Charadine Pich

Ms. Pich Charadine holds a Master of Arts with Merit in International Politics from Keele University in Staffordshire, UK. Since 2017, she is Deputy Executive Director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) in charge of Research, Training and Publication and concurrently serving as the Coordinator of the Global Center for Mekong Studies (GCMS-Cambodia Center, an official Track II think tank network of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation). She was nominated to the 2019 US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on ASEAN-Nations of the South China Sea – Sovereignty and Rules-based Order. She was also the Visiting Fellow at the China Institute for International Studies (CIIS) in 2018 and Visiting Scholar at China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) in 2019.


Dr. Digby Wren

Dr. Digby Wren holds a PhD in Philosophy and in International Relations and Affairs from Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. He is currently Senior Special Advisor to IRICat the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), and a Visiting Research Scholar at Deakin University. Further, he is Director of the Mekon Research Project (The Long Mekong) and Advisory Board member of the Pakistan Institute of International Relations and Media. Dr. Wren is also an Advisory Board member of the Cambodian Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Journal. His current research activities include (among others) Lancang/Mekong Riparian Relations, Southeast Asian and East Asian Relations, China-US Relations, Geo-economics and Geo-politics, Economic Development and Social Engagement, and International Education Partnerships.


This session will be moderated by Mr. Lim Chhay, program manager for foreign affairs, KAS Cambodia. 

Event Details: 

  • Date: 19 October 2022
  • Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Dress code: Semi-formal
  • Location: Tonle Sap Hall, Khmerak Vitu Building of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (Click here for Address)


Registration: This event is open to the public in physical format with limited seats. If you are interested, please register your slot here. 

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



08.30 – 09.00 AM

Registration, participants and guests' arrivals

Venue: Tonle Sap Hall, Khemerak Vitu Building, Royal Academy of Cambodia


Program announcement

09.00 – 09:05 AM

Program announcement

Introduction by Master of Ceremony


Welcome Remarks

09.05 – 09.15 AM

Welcome Remarks

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


Key-note speech

09.15 – 09.25 AM

Opening keynote speech

Dr. Daniel Schmücking, Country Representative of KAS Cambodia




Introduction to Diplomatic Briefing 05 Volume

09.25 – 09.35 AM

Introduction to Diplomatic Briefing Volume 05

Ms. Charadine Pich, Deputy Executive Director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), Editor of Diplomatic Briefing



Panel Discussion: Regional Security Dilemma: Trends, Illusions, and Directions (Tentative)

09.35 – 10.35 AM

Panel Discussion: Regional Security Dilemma: Trends, Illusions, and Directions (Tentative)

Moderated by Mr. Chhay LIM, Program Manager Foreign Affairs at KAS Cambodia, 


Guest speakers:

  • Mr. David Gregosz, Resident Representative, KAS Office Poland (Author of Diplomatic Briefing)
  • Ms. Pich Charadine, Deputy Executive Director of CICP, Editor of Diplomatic Briefing
  • Dr. Digby Wren, Special Senior Advisor to IRIC

Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

10.35 – 10.45 AM

Wrap Up

Mr. Thun Chhaypiseth, International Relations Institute of Cambodia


10.45 – 11.00 AM

Closing Remarks

HE Dr. Yang Poeu, Secretary-General of Royal Academy of Cambodia

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  • Dr. Digby Wren
    • Senior Special Advisor to IRIC
  • Ms. Pich Charadine
    • Deputy Executive Director of CICP
    • CICP
  • Mr. David Gregosz
    • Resident Representative of KAS Poland Office