Professor Baviera Facilitates ASEAN Module @ Asia-Europe Institute, Kuala Lumpur

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Professor Baviera (seated) with her students at the AEI after they role-played as defense and foreign ministers of ASEAN countries. 

Professor Aileen Baviera of the UP Asian Center taught a module, “Legal, Institutional and Governance Frameworks of ASEAN” at the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The course was held from 4 to 16 December 2016.

Among other topics, she discussed the theory and practice of regionalism, the implications of the ASEAN Charter, the community building initiatives of the regional grouping, engagement of nonstate actors with ASEAN, and ASEAN's external relations.

Dr. Baviera has been handling the said course since 2011. It is part of the International Masters in ASEAN Studies (IMAS) program of the AEI, one of the institute's flagship offerings which boasts of students from Europe, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

The AEI focuses on the study of and research on Asian and European relations in Southeast Asia.

Dr. Aileen SP. Baviera is Professor at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. She specializes on and writes about contemporary China studies, China-Southeast Asia relations, Asia-Pacific security, territorial and maritime disputes, and regional integration. The editor in chief of the journal, "Asian Politics & Policy," she is the author of many academic publications, including the "The Domestic Mediations of China's Influence in the Philippines," which appears in Rising China's Influence in Developing Asia, edited by Evelyn Goh and published by Oxford University Press. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman. VIEW FULL PROFILE. 

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