ASEAN Foundation in Council on Foreign Relations New York
Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation, Dr. Makarim Wibisono was invited by Mr. Stewart Patrick, Director of International Institutions and Global Governance Program of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to participate in a Workshop on Evaluating Global Governance on June 4-5, 2012 at CFR Headquarter in New York. The workshop convened an intimate group of prominent policy experts from around the world to discuss multilateral response capacities to major global challenges. The meeting was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program, which aims to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing multilateral institutions and propose reforms tailored to new international circumstances.
Besides Dr. Makarim Wibisono, William W. Burke-White from University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mathews Burrows from National Intelligence Council, James Cockayne from Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, Alvaro de Vasconcelos from European Union Institute for Security Studies, Y.A. Eralp from Midlle East Technical University, Ambassador Gelson Fonseca, Jr from Brazilian Foreign Ministry and other experts were participating in the meeting.
Founded in 2008, the IIGG program at the Council on Foreign Relations analyzes the institutional requirements for effective multilateral cooperation in today's rapidly changing world. The IIGG program gathers the foreign policy community to forge inventive solution that strengthens the world's multilateral bodies. IIGG sponsored meetings, symposium and maintains global governance monitor.
The ASEAN Foundation was established by the ASEAN Leaders in December 1997 during ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Summit to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future to all 10 ASEAN Member Countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.