Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Public Lecture by Professor Amitav Acharya

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.



Madam Tai Tai said...

Hi Shana,

Breathless nak jumpa Mr. Propessor ke? :)

And I guess you must be sighing because he looks like Shah Rukh Khan..ah caya lah! ('acharya')

U.Lee said...

Hi Wanshana, wow! Very impressive your credentials.
Should be interesting to listen to the lecture.
Here's hoping you in best of health...have a great weekend, best regards, Lee.

Ayah said...

Hi Mommy dear

Seems like we are so busy these days. M still at work and will be burning the midnite oil tonite getting ready for the course I'm running tomorrow. You have a good session tomorrow, k...


Waterlily said...


I support dari depan laptop ni je lah...

You should take a break and relax after this...time cuti sekolah pun kan? (or dah nak abih dah?) Pi somewhere near pun tak pe...

Or go pamper yourself kat mana mana spa...hmm..

ila de cute said...

Kak Shana,

I miss this kind of conference...

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Shana,
Waaa... busy nye. Naik semput I baca. Hopefully after all this you will take a break. Go karaoke! ;-)
ps- You've been tagged...

wanshana said...


Hahaha! Good one ;)

Ha-ah. Breathless. Unfortunately not Richard Gere or Shah Rukh Khan material :(

But, his lecture was simply brilliant!

wanshana said...

Hi Uncle Lee, credentials impressive?! I hope you have not mistaken the Professor's profile with mine! Macam langit dan bumi, Uncle Lee! Hehehe!

Yes, we had the lecture this morning, and it was really interesting indeed. Professor Acharya is such a brilliant scholar, and it was such an honour to have been able to meet him in person.

You, too - have a great weekend! :)

wanshana said...

Hi Ayah,

Yup, we've both been pretty busy, huh? Kesian anak-anak kita yang tersadai kat rumah cuti sekolah ni, kan? It's okay, we'll bring them out shopping and for dinner tonight.

Thanks - the lecture went very well indeed, and we had a very good turnout. Syukur alhamdulillah :)

Hope your course went well, too.

See you at OneU tonight (and be prepared to burn a hole in your pocket...Nak balas dendam! Hehehe!)

wanshana said...

Hi Ila,

You would have known Prof Acharya's work on ASEAN and regional security from your student days at the Department, kan? If you think his writing is brilliant, you should listen to his lectures.

Hey, you're most welcome to come over to our Seminars/Lectures any time, dear :)

wanshana said...

Hi Jabishah,

Tak boleh nak take a break lagi coz' the HPAIR Conference is still on. They're having their International Night on campus tomorrow, and yours truly have to help out a bit.

Sunday baru boleh breathe normally again :)

I'll check your blog for the tag. Thanks. But, cannot promise can do it immediately, ya?


wanshana said...

Hi Waterlily,

Sorry - terskip a bit tadi! depan laptop pun dah cukup bagus dah tu ;) Thanks!

Don't think we could arrange for a short getaway coz' both Ayah and I have the conference and meeting to attend to this weekend.

Spa? Hmmm...good idea. I might just go and pamper myself and have a massage this Sunday while the kids have their dance class ;)

Have a safe trip back to Abu Dhabi, dear.