Public Lecture on Building a Regional Peace Community in the Asia-Pacific from a Human Security Perspective

Date: 12 October 2016, 09:00am - 11:30am
Venue: CICP Conference Room, Phnom Penh

 By a Distinguished Speaker


Dr. Sorpong Peou

About the Public Lecture

The speaker will argue that the development of regional peace community requires a high degree of human security that only stable democratic states are capable of providing. It advances the concept of regional peace community and seeks to formulate and validate the proposition that people-centered democracies are stable and stable democracies make regional peace communities durable. Although much has been written about human security in East Asia, no serious effort has been made to make human security the key conceptual foundation of regional peace community in the Asia-Pacific.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sorpong Peou: (BA, the University of Waterloo, Canada, and MA and PhD, York University, Canada). He is Professor of International Security, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University. He was a Professor of International Security at Sophia University in Tokyo, a Canada-ASEAN Fellow and Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore). His academic expertise includes security and democracy studies, with a regional focus on the Asia-Pacific. His major publications include Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes (World Scientific, 2014); Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific (Praeger 2010), Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for Collaborative Action, ed. (Routledge 2008), International Democracy Assistance for Peace building: Cambodia and Beyond (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), Intervention and Change in Cambodia: Toward Democracy (St. Martin’s Press, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Silkworms, 2001) & Conflict Neutralization in the Cambodia War: From Battlefield to Ballot-box (Oxford University Press, 1997). He is also Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Peace and Cooperation, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Cambodian Development Research Institute and a member of an International Experts Group on UN Peacekeeping.