Political Economy in the ASEAN region and Central Asia:

challenges and opportunities

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 @ 13:00

About this event

You are cordially invited to attend our next event in the PPE Speaker Series – on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, at 1pm (London time).

The panel will debate local responses to the current pandemic, the current economic / political situation and prospects, and relations with China.

The ASEAN region comprise Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

To attend, please use this link.

We look forward to seeing you there!


The event will be chaired by Dr Ana-Maria Pascal, Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Sir Tim Lankester

Sir Tim Lankester is a political economist. He worked at the World Bank and the IMF and was Permanent Secretary at the UK’s overseas aid ministry. He held other senior positions in the British civil service, including Private Secretary to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He was Principal of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London University. He has for many years been a close student of South East Asia, especially Indonesia and Malaysia. His publications include The Politics and Economics of Britain’s Foreign Aid: the Pergau Dam Affair (Routledge, 2013).

Dr Ernesto Gallo

Dr Ernesto Gallo is a Lecturer in International Relations – and a member of the PPE team at Regent’s. He specialises in Eurasian politics, and his most recent publication is an article on “Globalisation, Authoritarianism and the Post-Soviet State in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan”, in Europe-Asia Studies Journal, May 2020.