The nine-day International Summer School “Southeast Asia at the Heart of Indo-Pacific Strategies,” which began on June 19, concluded today with the final three sessions of its practical exercise. These sessions focused on the Indo-Pacific strategies of Japan, India, and Australia. In the exercise, three-member teams from our participants simulated consultant firms, exploring and assessing these strategies and Southeast Asia’s role in them for the foreign ministers of ASEAN member states, who responded with questions and interventions. Participants then received their well-deserved certificates.
The co-organizers – the University of Montreal, the Institute for Research on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC), and CPG – extend a heartfelt thank you to all speakers for their excellent presentations, talks, and discussions, and to all attendees for their profound commitment and active participation throughout the entire program. CPG also expresses gratitude to our partners for their fruitful cooperation and to our faculty, the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University, for generously providing the facilities.