The Malaysian Election Tsunami: What Happens Next?
The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is pleased to present "The Malaysian Election Tsunami: What Happens Next?" a panel discussion featuring Dr. Meredith L. Weiss and Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun. They will discuss the outcomes of 14th Malaysian general election, and what the election means for the state of democracy in Malaysia and the region.
Dr. Meredith L. Weiss is professor of political science and director of International Programs at the State University of New York at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. She has published widely on political mobilization and contention, the politics of identity and development, and electoral politics in Southeast Asia, with particular focus on Malaysia and Singapore. Her books include Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible, Mirror, Sideshow (2011) and Protest and Possibilities: Civil Society and Coalitions for Political Change in Malaysia (2006), as well as a number of edited volumes, most recently, Political Participation in Asia: Defining and Deploying Political Space (with Eva Hansson, 2018). Her articles appear in Asian Survey, Critical Asian Studies, Democratization, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Journal of Democracy, New Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, and other journals. A forthcoming book explores the resilience of electoral-authoritarian politics in Malaysia and Singapore; other current projects include a collaborative study of “money politics” in Southeast Asia and a co-edited volume on Malaysia’s 2018 general elections.
Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun served as the U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia from 2013 to 2016. He has also served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Mr. Yun’s other overseas postings include the Republic of Korea, Thailand, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong. He most recently served as U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy from 2016 to 2018. He currently serves as senior advisor at The Asia Group and as senior adviser to the Asia Program at the United States Institute of Peace.