Wednesday, 11 April 2012
ASEAN Foundation and Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies
The Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation, Dr. Makarim Wibisono had a meeting with Dr.
Muhadi Sugiono, Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies of the Gadjah Mada
University in the Manhattan Hotel in Jakarta on April 11, 2012. Dr. Muhadi Sugiono was accompanied
by Aris Arif Mundayat Ph.D and Dr. Makarim Wibisono was accompanied by Ajie Akhmad Wahidin, a
program officer of the ASEAN Foundation.
At this opportunity, Dr. Muhadi Sugiono made a presentation about the activities of the Centre.
Specifically, he mentioned about the Centre’s plan to organize an international seminar on ASEAN
community building measures in Jogyakarta. In addition, he also presented the intention of the Centre
in establishing a regional network on the Southeast Asian Social Studies. Dr. Sugiono explored the
possibility to have cooperation with ASEAN Foundation in implementing these ideas.
In responding to the Centre’s plan, the Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation, Dr. Makarim
Wibisono pointed out that the ASEAN Charter mandates the ASEAN Foundation to support the
Secretary General of ASEAN and collaborate with the relevant ASEAN bodies to support ASEAN
community-building. In this regard, ASEAN Foundation is interested to study further in detail on the
proposals made by the Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies.
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