Chairman’s Circle Strategic Forum 2017
“ASEAN @ 50”
On March 03 2017,the Human Development Forum Foundation organized its first Chairman’s Circle Strategic Forum for the year 2017 with the theme of “ASEAN @ 50”, which was graciously sponsored by The Asia Foundation as previous events in the last four years. H.E. Mary Jo A. Bernardo – Aragon, the Philippine Ambassador to the Royal Kingdom of Thailand also participated in the event as well as some Deputy Head of Missions. About 50 interested participants from different Foreign Embassies, (I)NGO’s, UN agencies, and independent journalists both based in Thailand and abroad, joined the forum and also shared their own insights towards each respected topics that were given..
Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) at Chulalongkorn University, an ASEAN scholar with also more than two decades work experience as a journalist for The Nation, gave his topic as the 1st panelist: “Quo Vadis ASEAN? 50 years and what will come next?” and Mr. John Brandon, the Senior Director of The Asia Foundation’s International Relations Program, as well as being the Associate Director of the Washington, DC office, presented his topic “New US Presidency and ASEAN” as the 2nd panelist.