Geopolitics Public Lecture 2-01

[REFSA Geopolitics Public Lecture] Feminist Foreign Policy in a World of Crisis

Date: 22 December, Thursday                       

Time: 4:00PM – 5:30PM (MYT)

Online seminar: ZOOM & Facebook Live

SPECIAL LECTURE BY: DR. HOO CHIEW PING

Featuring Panelist: Dr. Nurliana Kamaruddin, Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University Malaya

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In 2014, Sweden became the first country in the world to launch a feminist foreign policy (FFP). Since then, more than a dozen countries has announced their intention to develop and adopt their own FFP. However, it is subjected to politicization when the new right-wing government declared abandoning the revolutionary vision in October 2022.

Why do we need feminism and feminist visions in global security and peace initiatives? Should foreign policy be free from gendering? This will illuminate the debates emerged from the critical security discourse in understanding the development of feminist foreign policy and whether Malaysia and Southeast Asia can benefit from such perspective and approach.

REFSA’s upcoming (online) Geopolitics Public Lecture themed “Feminist Foreign Policy in a World of Crisis – a Special Lecture by Dr. Hoo Chiew Ping” aims to explore and understand the development of feminist foreign policy in the West- and non-Western societies, and whether Malaysia and Southeast Asia can benefit from such a perspective and approach.

From multilateralism and trade, global inequality, impact of emerging technologies on women and girls, to demilitarisation and disarmament, the speaker will argue for inclusivity in foreign policymaking and how materializing the practices can help international community to reconcile with one another to harmonizing the gaps and differences that we face.

Programme

TimeAgenda
4:00 PM – 4:05 PMWelcome Remarks: Tan E Hun, Executive Director, REFSA
4:05 PM – 4:30 PMSpecial Lecture: Dr. Hoo Chiew Ping, Senior Lecturer, National University of Malaysia, UKM
4:30 PM – 5:25 PMPanel Discussion Panelist: Dr. Hoo Chiew Ping, Senior Lecturer, National University of Malaysia, UKM Panelist: Dr. Nurliana Kamaruddin, Deputy Executive Director (Academic and Students Affair) &, Senior Lecturer, Asia-Europe Institute
Moderator:  Tan E Hun, Executive Director, REFSA
5:25 PM – 5:30 PMClosing


Speaker Profile

Dr Hoo Chiew-Ping is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Studies and International Relations, National University of Malaysia (UKM). Her main research interests include Southeast Asia-North Korea relations, ASEAN-Korea partnership, Malaysia’s foreign and defence policies, and nuclear security in Asia-Pacific.

Dr Hoo was a member of Malaysia Ministry of Defence’s Writing Team in 2019 to produce Malaysia’s inaugural Defence White Paper and an advisory Council Member to the Malaysia’s foreign policy framework titled “Focus in Continuity: A Framework for Malaysia’s Foreign Policy in a Post-Pandemic World” from 2021 until 2022.

Dr. Hoo is also 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 and Brian Bridges) on Southeast Asia-DPRK relations. She received her PhD in Politics and International Relations from La Trobe University, Australia.

Panelist Profile

Dr Nurliana Kamaruddin is Deputy Executive Director (Academic and Students Affair) and Senior Lecturer at the Asia-Europe Institute. Nurliana completed her PhD in International Studies (Development Cooperation), at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, South Korea. Nurliana has also actively published on issues pertaining to social and political development as well as East Asian relations (Southeast and Northeast) and is co-editor of the book ASEAN Post-50 Emerging Issues and Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan).

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