is a country that is deeply connected to the world. It is a member of vibrant
regional and global organisations and fora such as the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN Plus Three (APT), East Asia
Summit (EAS), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Asia-Europe Meeting
(ASEM), Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Commonwealth, Non-Aligned
Movement (NAM), World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN).
Malaysia plays a crucial role in shaping both regional and international
affairs, and its future is inextricably linked to the world. It is thus
important for Centre for International Studies (CIS) to develop informed
insights through promoting focused research so as to
acquaint UTAR community and the wider Malaysian public with critical contemporary issues that significantly
impact on the nation, the region and the world.
We are committed to the promotion and development of international studies through the Malaysian perspective. The Centre conducts research in areas pertaining to foreign policy, security, and international affairs, with a specific focus on Malaysia and Southeast Asia. We organize lectures, seminars, symposiums, and conferences to foster the exchange of knowledge and experiences in international studies with academics, students, and policymakers. In the next few years, the Centre will focus on building its international institutional and individual networking and intensifying international research collaborative projects. We warmly welcome all interested parties to learn and grow together.