The Department hosts a variety of seminars, talks and activities throughout the academic year to promote scholarly works of the visiting speakers, guest lectures, distinguished diplomats, academic staffs and research students. These activities and seminars are open to the student body and the general public. Unless stated otherwise, seminars mostly take place in the Audio Visual Room, Department of International Strategic Studies, third floor of the Anjung Ilmu (Annex Building), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya. Activities and seminars are subject to change; please contact the Department for full details, or you may follow the latest updates on the Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IRSSUM/


 22 November Dr. Thomas Carl Lundberg Democratization and Social Movement: Comparative between Europe and Asia Lecturer in Politics, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, the UK
08 October Miss Sylvia Windya Laksmi Countering Terrorist Financing in Indonesia: Financial Intelligence Approach Visiting Fellow at the Department, &
Ph.D. Candidate, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, Australia
01 October Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna  ‘Transformational Leadership Of Mahatma Gandhi In The Context Of Globalization’ Chief Functionary, Gandhian Forum For Ethical Corporate Governance, India
16 March Dato' Ong Chong Yi Economic Diplomacy The CEO of Port Klang Free Zone, Malaysia


 16 December

Dr. Roy Anthony Rogers and Prof. Dr. K. S. Nathan

Reflections on 60 Years of the Malaysian-American Partnership
University of Malaya and Malaysian Association for American Studies (MAAS)

7 December

Mr. Anton Revutsky Russia and Central Asia Deputy Chief Mission, Embassy of the Russian Federation to Malaysia
29 November Dr. Helena Varkkey and Pak Alfajri
The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia: Palm Oil and Patronage
Riau Government Policies to Realize ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution Goals,

University of Malaya and Universitas Abdulrab, Indonesia
26 October Ambassador Gheorge Magheru Romanian Foreign Policy: A European Vision
Embassy of Romania in Malaysia 
10 April Dr. Nivi Manchanda and Dr. Paul Higate Security Space in Afghanistan
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and University of Bristol, UK
24 March Film/Documentary Shows The Dirty Game
Embassy of Ecuador in Malaysia


4 November Prof. Ejaz Akram and Mr. Junaid S Ahmad
Trump, the American Presidential Elections and the Shifting Geopolitics of the 21st Century
Lahore University of Management Sciences
University of Management Technology, Lahore

1 June
Dr. Nargis Nurulla Khodzhaeva Decolonized Interpretations of Community Culture in Central Asia  Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow, Russia

23 May
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Carla Freeman South China Sea: A Primer The John Hopkins University, U.S. 

3 May
Captain J. Ashley Roach Legal Framework and the South China Sea U.S. Department of State. 

29 April
Ambassador Datuk Sofian Ahmad Revisiting the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia

1 April
YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan “From Fear to Favour”: China in Southeast Asia Malaysia-China Friendship Association 


2 October Ludmila Lutz. Auras and Jens Heinrich
Russia, The EU, and the Ukraine Crisis  and Nuclear weapons and regional security in Asia 
Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya and Universitat Rostock, Germany
26 May Datuk Dr. Rajmah Hussain
Malaysia at the United Nations
Former Malaysian Ambassador to the US
7 April Datuk Dr. Rajmah Hussain
Career in Diplomacy
Former Malaysian Ambassador to the US 
20 Mac Prof. Dr. John Lee
Does China Have a Grand Strategy and What Does It Look Like?
University of Sydney and Hudson Institute, Washington DC
Last Updated: 26/06/2019