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Public Forum: Democratic Transitions – Successes and Challenges

The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in collaboration with Centre for Policy and Global Governance (UKM), the Japan Foundation and the Sumitomo Foundation, will be hosting a public forum titled “Democratic Transitions – Successes and Challenges” on 10 July 2019.

We would like to invite you and your colleague to this forum. The details of the event are as follows:

Date: 10 July 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 9.30 am – 12.00 pm (Registration opens at 9.00 am)
Venue: Seminar Room, Asian International Arbitration Center, Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur 

Touted as the Arab Spring’s success story, Tunisia’s democratic experience provides many interesting lessons for the Arab world and beyond. In Malaysia, the 2018 election results were born out of a desire for change and hope for a better future. Our speakers for the first panel will explore the different challenges experienced by both Tunisia and Malaysia.

Panel One: Supporting Democracy – The Japanese and American Experience
Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maiko Ichihara, Hitotsubashi University, Japan, and Andrew Curiel, Political Officer, US Embassy in Malaysia

Panel Two: Democratic Transitions in Tunisia and Malaysia
Speakers: Dr. Radwan Masmoudi, Founder and President of the Center of the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), United States of America and Ibrahim Suffian, Director Programmes, Merdeka Centre, Malaysia

The proliferation of democracy assistance from countries such as the United States has played a key role in advancing robust democracies worldwide. Our speakers for the second panel will discuss the importance of democracy assistance in a world that is increasingly resisting established democratic principles.

Please RSVP here!