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President Hahm Chaibong and Dr. Lee Jaehyon (Center for Regional Studies) of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies participated in the Singapore Forum 2016 held under the theme of “Asia and the World – Shared Opportunity, Shared Prosperity” on 1-2 April 2016 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. Before the opening of the Forum, President Hahm also held a breakfast meeting with Mr. Peter Tan, Singapore’s current Deputy Secretary and former Ambassador to South Korea.

Following Mr. Tokayev’s opening address, President Hahm acted as the moderator of the first plenary session, “New Model of Great Powers Relations: What it Means for Asia?” The Forum covered other regional political and economic topics such as opening markets within and beyond the ASEAN region and economic opportunity in a time of uncertainty. Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, Dr. Jeffrey Bader, former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council of the United States, Mr. Li Zhaoxing, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China, and Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, former Minister of Commerce of Thailand were among notable speakers.
 
Date: April 1, 2016 6:30 p.m. – April 2, 2016 4:30 p.m.
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
 

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Hahm Chaibong
Hahm Chaibong

President

Dr. HAHM Chaibong is the president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, he was a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, professor in the School of International Relations and the Department of Political Science as well as the director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, director (D-1) of the Division of Social Sciences Research & Policy at UNESCO in Paris, and a professor in the Department of Political Science at Yonsei University. Dr. Hahm is the author of numerous books and articles, including “South Korea’s Miraculous Democracy,” Journal of Democracy (2008), “The Two South Koreas: A House Divided,” The Washington Quarterly (2005), and Confucianism for the Modern World (co-edited with Daniel A. Bell, Cambridge University Press, 2003). He has taught at Duke, Georgetown, and Princeton Universities. Dr. Hahm received a B.A. in economics from Carleton College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the Johns Hopkins University.

Lee Jaehyon
Lee Jaehyon

ASEAN and Oceania Studies Program / Center for Regional Studies

Dr. LEE Jaehyon is a senior fellow in the ASEAN and Oceania Studies Program and the director of the Center for Regional Studies at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Lee was a research fellow at the Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (KISEAS) and a visiting professor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA). Dr. Lee’s research focuses on Southeast Asian politics and international relations, East Asian regional cooperation, and non-traditional and human security issues. His recent publications include “Transnational Natural Disasters and Environmental Issues in East Asia,” IFANS Review (2011), “Political Crises after Democratization in South Korea and Thailand: Comparative Perspectives of Democratic Consolidation,” Korea Observer (2008), “A 2+2 for the Future: The First Korea-Australia Foreign and Defence Ministers’ Meeting,” (2013), “Identifying South Korea’s Regional Partners: On the Environment, Family Values, Politics and Society,“ (2015). Dr. Lee received a B.A. and M.A. from Yonsei University and his Ph.D. in politics from Murdoch University, Australia.