- If you have any questions related to the book, Peace and Security in Indo-Pacific Asia: IR Perspectives in Context , please directly contact Dr. Sorpong Peou at [email protected]
This talk focuses on Dr. Sorpong Peou’s forthcoming book Peace and Security in Indo-Pacific Asia: IR Perspectives in Context and aims to stimulate academic and policy interest in Cambodia and beyond as well as discussion on the different ways scholars talk about peace and security. These two concepts are complex and highly contested and scholars in different theoretical traditions disagree on how to achieve peace and security. Moreover, the talk is important in the sense that citizens of this broad region, especially Cambodian intellectuals, may need to have a better understanding that domestic politics can never be fully understood without paying attention to global and regional politics. The rise of China in the 21st century and its implications for Cambodia will be given serious attention in the talk.
Speaker: Dr. Sorpong Peou is a professor of Global Peace and Security Studies, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada; Member of the Eminent Persons Group at the Asian Political and International Student Association; a College Fellow of McLaughlin College, York University; Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Peace and Cooperation; Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Cambodian Development Research Institute. Formerly, he was President of Science for Peace, based at the University of Toronto. Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Toronto. Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg (Manitoba); Chair of the Advisory and Recruitment Committee for The Manitoba Chair of Global Governance Studies – a joint program between the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, Canada. Prior to the above academic appointments, he was Professor of International Security at Sophia University in Tokyo (Japan); Canada-ASEAN Fellow and Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore).
Discussant: Dr. Kosal Path is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Master’s Program in International Affairs and Global Justice at Brooklyn College, The City University of New York. He received his doctoral degree in international relations from the University of Southern California and currently teaches about international relations, genocide, and human rights. He is the author of Vietnam’s Strategic Thinking During the Third Indochina War (The University of Wisconsin Press, 2020).
Moderator: Dr. Soksamphoas Im is a PhD graduate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, specialized in Political Science and Public Policy. Her research focuses on social policy reform and political development in Cambodia in the post-conflict period. Through her dissertation research, she has developed an interest in continuing her research on Cambodia’s social welfare policy reforms in the 21st century amidst the rising Chinese influence in the region and its implications on Cambodia. She is currently serving as a Senior Analyst with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.