MPDD Seminar Series on
Preventive Diplomacy: No Asian Century without the pan-Asian Institution
Prof. Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
Chairman of International Law and Global Political Studies
University of Applied Sciences in Krems, Austria
Monday, 10 October 2011
MPDD Meeting Room
7th Floor Block B, Secretariat Building
Many commentators have argued that the XXI century would be the Asian century on the basis of the continent's impressive economic growth, increased production and trade volumes, and booming foreign currency reserves. However, history shows that successful cases of economic integration, such as the European one, would not have happened in the absence of a multilateral security arrangement to ensure the mutual recognition of borders and politico-military cooperation in areas such as joint military inspections, exchange mechanisms, information flow, early warning instruments, and confidence–building measures. This presentation overviews the state of art of Asia’s security structures with the aim of evaluating whether or not such institutional pre-conditions for a successful economic integration currently exist in the region and makes recommendations for their development.
Prof. Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic is the chairman of International Law and Global Political Studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Krems, Austria, where he teaches the Geopolitical Affairs, International Strategies (Sustainable Development), International Public Law, and International and EU Institutions. In the past, he has consulted with the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins SAIS – Washington; the Malaysian Trade Chamber; the Council of Europe, and the American Bar Association.
You and your colleagues are cordially invited to attend the seminar and particpate in the discussions.