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Shanghai Forum 2016 Roundtable 1

——ASEAN Community: Implications and Inspiration for Asia

Author:  |  Publication Date:2016-05-19


Institute of International Studies, Fudan University

Introduction of the Chair:

Wu Xinbo

Dr. WU is Professor and Executive Dean, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University. He is also the Director at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University. He teaches and researches China’s foreign and security policy, Sino-U.S. relations, and U.S. Asia-Pacific policy. Prof. Wu is the author of Dollar Diplomacy and Major Powers in China, 1909-1913 (Fudan University Press, 1997), award-winning Turbulent Water: US Asia-Pacific Security Strategy in the post-Cold War Era (Fudan University Press, 2006), Managing Crisis and Sustaining Peace between China and the United States (United States Institute of Peace, 2008), The New Landscape in Sino-U.S. Relations in the early 21st Century (Fudan University Press, 2011), and editor of Asia-Pacific Regional Order in Transformation (Current Affairs Press, 2013). He also has published numerous articles and book chapters in China, U.S., Japan, Germany, South Korea, Singapore and India. Dr. Wu is on the editorial board of The Chinese Journal of American Studies, The Washington Quarterly, and European Journal of International Security and on the International Board of the Studies in Asian Security book series published by the Stanford University Press. He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk and served as its Vice-Chair (2012-13) and Chair (2013-14), and is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics. Since 2014, he has been a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, as well as a member on the Advisory Council of Asia Society Policy Institute. In 2015, he became a member of The Trilateral Commission.

Dr. Wu entered Fudan University in 1982 as an undergraduate student and received his B.A. in history in 1986. In 1992, he got his Ph. D. in international relations from Fudan University. In the same year, he joined the Center for American Studies, Fudan University. In 1994, he spent one year at the George Washington University as a visiting scholar. In the fall of 1997, he was a visiting fellow at the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University and the Henry Stimson Center in Washington DC. From January to August, 2000, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution. From September 2006 to July 2007, he was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.


Theme Interpretation:

The birth of ASEAN Community will not only produce important impact on Asia’s political, economic, and security environment, but also affect the way Asian countries cooperate in the future and the region integrates itself more broadly. A timely and comprehensive grasp and analysis of the impacts and implications of ASEAN Community’s founding will help us better understand the vision of and path to an eventual Asian Community. In particular, this roundtable will focus on the following issues:

1. Elements contributing to the establishment of ASEAN Community and the significance of ASEAN


2. The impacts of ASEAN Community on Asia’s political, economic, and security environment;

3. The implications of ASEAN Community to Asia’s future development;

4. The path forward: From ASEAN Community to Asian Community.