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The Academic Sessions hold high-quality panel discussions to address major issues in the region, bringing together prominent East Asian scholars and experts from around the world.

Four Thematic Sessions

Conflict and Peace

Peacebuilding Processes in East Asia


Economic Integration in the Asia-Pacific: Digital Trade Opportunities 


Academic Session 1

Panel Discussion on Peacebuilding Process in East Asia 

Tuesday, October 17th 2023

10:15 - 12:00 CET


Online [Webex]


Author; Co-founder: IMAN Research, a think tank based  in Kuala Lumpur, focusing on the domains of protective security, peacebuilding, and sustainable development.

Dina Zaman

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Senior Lecturer, Department of International History and Politics, Geneva Graduate Institute. Former Director: Centre for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Former Co-Director: Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Centre for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing

Jan Francis Kiely


East Asia has been home to many conflicts, with a huge diversity in communities living across the region and many natives spread across the rest of the globe. In such circumstances, when peacebuilding processes are to be initiated, they are often exclusive in terms of gender and minority representation. 
Not only this, the process of peacebuilding is sometimes set to a universal idea of peace which is found to be rooted in one particular narrative, away from the context and the culture of the region and the people it is to be applied to.
This event would be a glimpse into the history of peacebuilding practices across East Asia and its current need to address the diversity internally within the region and externally with the West.


• Focus on the level of inclusivity in peace building processes of East Asia.
• To discuss and understand how the existing intersectionalities can be wound together for a more effective peacebuilding process.
• Highlight what peace in East Asia could mean for the rest of the world, especially for its diaspora in the West        

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