The Changing Political and Economic Global Landscape: Implications for EU and ASEAN

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

European Studies Program
EU Lecture Series #10
EU 151 (Economics of the European Integration) class invites you to a lecture: 

"The Changing Political and Economic Global Landscape: Implications for EU and ASEAN"


by Professor Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Faura AVR


Following the election of President Trump and the much-talked about Brexit (UK leaving the EU), Professor Joergen Oerstroem Moeller analyses the reasons for these political surprises and implications for economic globalization, EU, Asia, and ASEAN.  He also discusses the implications for economic globalization.

In a recent paper (ISEAS Perspectives) he says that “Asia needs growth to maintain social stability. Trump’s victory and Brexit usher in changes that are still unknown except that they differ from the established paradigm. The region can no longer rely on economic globalization and the US as guardian of the system to the same extent as before. It is up to Southeast Asia – together with other Asian countries – to shape conditions for a new growth pattern anchored in a more self-sustaining Asian supply chain”.

The purpose of the talk is to open the door for thinking along these lines and map a course in an uncertain world. 

Prof. Moeller is an expert on economics.  He worked in the Danish diplomatic service from 1968 to 2005. He was with the European Union until 1997; and as a State-Secretary from 1989 to 1997. He was the Ambassador to Singapore, Brunei, Australia and New Zealand from 1997 to 2005.

Since 2005, he was a Visiting Senior Fellow of ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute; Adjunct Professor of Singapore Management University & Copenhagen Business School and MFA Diplomatic Academy. He was the Chairman, Advisory Board Asia Research Center, Copenhagen Business School. 

His recent publications include THE VEIL OF CIRCUMSTANCE, Technology, Values, Dehumanization and the Future of Economics and Politics, 2016; and HOW ASIA CAN SHAPE THE WORLD, from the era of plenty to the era of scarcities, 2011.

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