[Webinar] Korea's Relations With Southeast Asia: The State of Play
February 18, 2021 ㅡ Asia Society Korea hosted its first webinar of 2021 with Chiew-Ping Hoo, senior lecturer at the National University of Malaysia, and Jaehyon Lee, senior fellow in the ASEAN and Oceania Studies Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, discussing Korea-Southeast Asia cooperation as well as the impact of Myanmar incident in the region. The conversation was moderated by Mason Richey, Asia Society Korea's senior contributor and associate professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
About the Guest Speakers
Dr. Chiew-Ping Hoo is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Studies and International Relations at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). She is concurrently Council Fellow, Global Future Council on the Korean Peninsula at the World Economic Forum, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College, and the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations of Malaysia.
She was previously Korea Foundation Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia from 2019 until 2020, Shangri-la Dialogue’s Southeast Asian Young Leaders Programme (SEAYLP) Associate Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia) in Singapore from 2017 until 2018, Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) Research Fellow in 2011, and Korea Foundation Field Research Fellow at Seoul National University in 2010.
While her main research focus is on the Korean peninsula security, she also works on the security and economic linkages between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, and external powers’ influence (US, China, Japan, Korea, Australia) in Southeast Asia. Dr. Hoo’s recent works include as the editor of The New Southern Policy: Catalyst for Deepening ASEAN-ROK Relations (ISIS Malaysia, 2020), and a forthcoming co-editing book volume (with Shine Choi & Brian Bridges) on Southeast Asia-North Korea relations. She received her PhD in Politics and International Relations from La Trobe University, Australia.
Dr. Jaehyon Lee is a senior fellow in the ASEAN and Oceania Studies Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Lee was a research fellow at the Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (KISEAS) and a visiting professor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA). Dr. Lee’s research focuses on Southeast Asian politics and international relations, East Asian regional cooperation, and non-traditional and human security issues. His recent publications include “A 2+2 for the Future: The First Korea-Australia Foreign and Defence Ministers’ Meeting,” (2013), “Identifying South Korea’s Regional Partners: On the Environment, Family Values, Politics and Society” (2015), “South Korea and the South China Sea: A Domestic and International Balancing Act” (2016), “What Asia Wants from the US: Voices from the Region” (2018) and “Korea’s New Southern Policy: Motivations of ‘Peace Cooperation’ and Implications for the Korean Peninsula” (2019). Dr. Lee received a B.A. and M.A. from Yonsei University and his Ph.D. in politics from Murdoch University, Australia.
About the Moderator
Dr. Mason Richey is a senior contributing writer to Asia Society Korea and an associate professor of international politics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, South Korea). Dr. Richey has also held positions as a POSCO Visiting Research Fellow at the East-West Center (Honolulu, HI) and a DAAD Scholar at the University of Potsdam. His research focuses on U.S. and European foreign and security policy as applied to the Asia-Pacific. Recent scholarly articles have appeared (inter alia) in Pacific Review, Asian Security, Global Governance, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Shorter analyses and opinion pieces have been published in War on the Rocks, Le Monde, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes, among other venues.
Dr. Richey received his Ph.D. from Binghamton University, New York.