Summer Course Program : (Re)constructing Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is not a mere geographical space with a passive role in the international arena. The region instead has been becoming an active agent to engage in the international political discourse that covers the political, economic, social and cultural dynamics, as well as, security issues. The image of Southeast Asia as an actor that is capable of becoming an agent, is reflected in the political decision taken by the leaders of Southeast Asian countries to define and to present themselves as one single community, which is the ASEAN Community, and it has entered into force since 2016. Ironically, the level of interest and the number of studies conducted by academics regarding Southeast Asia are less developed inside the region.