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Why Think Tanks Matter Forum: Southeast Asia Trade Policies in the World Economy

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The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) are delighted to invite you to 'Why Think Tanks Matter Forum: Southeast Asia Trade Policies in the World Economy'. This forum is part of the annual Why Think Tanks Matter Forum and the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Report Launch organised by TTCSP in the University of Pennsylvania, which showcases the critical work think tanks perform in countries around the world. It will discuss various opportunities and challenges in the regional trade arena faced by Indonesia and the region, and how think tanks work to support trade by providing data and knowledge for research-based policymaking.




9:00 am − 9:30 am


9:30 am − 9:40 am

Welcome Remarks by Lydia Ruddy, Director of Communications, ERIA

Why Think Tanks Matter by Rainer Heufers, Executive Director, CIPS

9:40 am – 10:15 am

Panel Discussion on ASEAN Trade Policy in the World Economy:

Salvador Buban, Policy Fellow, ERIA

Felippa Amanta, Researcher, CIPS

Donna Gultom, Director of ASEAN Negotiations, Ministry of Trade, the Republic of Indonesia

Moderator: Brasukra Sudjana, Director and Country Representative at Asia Group Advisors

10:15 am −10:30 am

Moderated Discussion

10:30 am −11:00 am

Coffee and Tea at Information Centre



Starting Date

31 January 2020

End Date

31 January 2020



Contact Info

Ms Lydia Ruddy

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