50 Years of ASEAN

50 Years of ASEAN

ASEAN in Figures

50 Years of ASEAN - Still Waiting for Social and Ecological Justice

Within 50 years of existence, ASEAN has made progress on environmental policies – at least on paper. On the ground, paradigms around economic development and growth still shape realities of the people who find it literally harder and harder to breathe.

Forest fires and the haze, daily traffic routines and large-scale industry make the extent of environmental damage in Southeast Asia visible. In this podcast series, we look behind ASEAN´s promises to be sustainable and people-oriented and find that the institution still falls short of social and ecological justice.


Farish A. Noor

Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Khuong Minh Phuong

PhD Student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Lecturer at Electric Power University, Vietnam

Jose Santos P. Ardivilla

PhD Student in Fine Arts at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Visual Communication of the University of the Philippines Diliman

Eduardo C. Tadem

Professorial Lecturer in Asian Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman and Co-convenor of the Philippine National Organizing Committee of ACSC/APF 2017

Guteriano Neves

Independent Researcher and Postgraduate Student at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

Truong-Minh Vu

Director of Center for International Studies, University of Social Sciences Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Visiting Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Khoo Ying Hooi

Senior Lecturer at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya

Judith Bopp

Postdoctoral researcher at Indo-German Centre for Sustainability IIT Madras

Diversity of ASEAN