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4th Official Workshop Successfully Convened

The 4th official CEAS workshop on “Promotion of ASEAN and East Asian Studies” was held on January 8-10, 2014 at Pullman King Power Hotel, Bangkok. Close to 60 participants, consisting of authors, reviewers, Book Publishing Working Group members, Future Cooperation Group Members and observers from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and interested universities attended this three-day, intensive workshop. One of the highlights was the speech given by the former Secretary-General of ASEAN and Thammasat Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, on “The Role and Contribution of Higher Education on ASEAN Integration.”

 The schedule and main agendas of the workshop are as follows:

January 8:

Book Reviewers Meeting

  • Updates on timeline and proposed outputs of work process
  • Discussion on consistency of review process
  • Authorship of volume introductions
  • Decision on citation style
  • Making of country fact sheets

January 9:

Book Reviewers Meeting

  • Summary of discussions and comments on reviewed chapters

Book Publishing Working Group Meeting

  • Presentation of publisher survey results
  • Discussion on finalizing book proposal
  • Timeline for book publishing

Opening Plenary Session

  • Opening remarks by CEAS Chairperson
  • Project budget overview
  • Recap of reviewers meeting
  • Finalization of future tasks and timeline

Breakout Meetings by Volume

  • Reviewers’ overall reflections
  • Feedback on individual chapters
  • Authorship of introduction
  • Confirmation of volume framework and work plan

Future Cooperation Group Meeting

  • Updates on MoA from partner universities
  • Timeline for future activities
  • Finalization of future responsibilities and work plan

January 10:

Breakout Meetings by Volume

  • Continued from January 9

Closing Plenary Session

  • Updates from Future Cooperation Working Group
  • Report from Book Publishing Working Group
  • Updates and conclusions from each volume
  • Speech by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan: “The Role and Contribution of Higher Education on ASEAN Integration
  • Closing remarks by CEAS Chairperson

The photos from the workshop will be uploaded to the Gallery page soon.