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 our long-term vision of developing original insights on international affairs with theoretical foundations. The Centre will also organize seminars and conferences on a regular basis to discuss key regional and international challenges, exploring new opportunities and solutions for Malaysia. Through in-depth research and discussions, we aim to enrich the understanding of Malaysia and the world, ultimately enabling us to reimagine Malaysia in a changing world.