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ASEAN-Korea Young Scholars Workshop hosted by Malaysia

ASEAN-Korea Young Scholars Workshop hosted by Malaysia By: Marikris D. De Guzman
(Young scholars from ASEAN and Korea during the ASEAN-Korea Young Scholars Workshop 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last July 11-20, 2016.)

With the launch of the ASEAN Community in 2015 founded on the ASEAN blueprints, namely, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASSC), the region is gearing up towards greater and stronger regional integration. Despite its more than 40 years of existence, the regional organization is still facing the challenge of raising the people’s awareness, and subsequently, deepening their understanding of what ASEAN is and how it is relevant to their lives. The task of informing the people regarding ASEAN does not rest on our governments alone but also of other sectors and stakeholders in the region. The role of the academe in the proliferation of the knowledge of ASEAN cannot be discounted. …