The Regional Outlook Forum (ROF) was established in 1998 as ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute's flagship public engagement initiative to enhance and broaden the understanding of Southeast Asia. Convened in early January every year, the ROF seeks to provide timely and relevant analysis of major regional developments for the year ahead. The international one-day forum covers a broad range of issues and countries. Its two primary focuses are the broad strategic regional developments and country studies.

ROF 2016 was held on 12 January 2016 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

Featured Panellists

Prof DEWI Fortuna Anwar

Deputy for Government Policy, Secretariat of the Vice-President, Republic of Indonesia
Research Professor, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia

Prof JIA Qingguo

School of International Studies, Peking University, China

Ms Sidney JONES

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Indonesia

Mr Bilahari KAUSIKAN

Ambassador-at-Large and Policy Advisor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Tan Sri Dato' Dr Mohd MUNIR Abdul Majid

Chairman, Bank Muamalat
Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Malaysia


Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS), Japan

Prof Susan SHIRK

21st Century China Program; Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations, University of California, San Diego, USA

Emeritus Professor Carlyle A THAYER

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia