I've been pretty bogged down with running here and there, and calling people up in the last week or so. My HoD is on leave (the whole of this week) and I was the "pemangku ketua" from Monday until yesterday.
Our Department - the Department of International & Strategic Studies, University Malaya, is organizing a Public Lecture this Friday, and on top of that, I'm also part of the organizing committee for the Harvard Project on Asia and International Relations (HPAIR) Academic Conference which is going on today until this Sunday (24/08/08).
Anyway, for the Public Lecture, if any of you guys are interested and can make it, please, do come over and listen to PROFESSOR AMITAV ACHARYA - a world authority on security and Southeast Asia. And if you're coming, please call 03-79675480 to confirm your attendance, ya... Thanks :)
Professor Acharya will deliver a lecture on "Multilateralism and Regionalism in Southeast Asia".
10:30 a.m (22/08/08 - Friday)
Lecture Hall C,
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
University of Malaya
A short profile of our distinguished speaker -
Professor Amitav Acharya holds the Chair in Global Governance at Bristol University. He is the author of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia and co-editor of Crafting Cooperation: Regional International Institutions in Comparative Perspective.
He was the Deputy Director and Head Research at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto and held research and teaching positions at the National University of Singapore, the Nanyang Technological University, Sydney University and Harvard University.
Professor Acharya has been involved in several international panels pertaining to global and regional security which include the Japan Forum on International Relations' 1995 project on Asia Pacific security cooperation, the Council on Foreign Relations' Study Group on China in 1995-96 and Harvard University's Vision Asia 21 Project. Professor Acharya has written extensively on Asia Pacific security issues and his academic interests cover Southeast Asia, international relations of the Third World and international relations theory.
Hope to see some of you at the Lecture tomorrow.
Sorry, have to run off to PJ H****n where the HPAIR Conference is held now.