As Malaysia is a member of vibrant regional and global organizations and fora such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN Plus Three (APT), East Asian 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), it is important for UTAR as a forward-looking and excellence-seeking institution of higher learning, to acquaint its campus community and the wider Malaysian public with critical contemporary issues that significantly impact on the nation, the region and the world.