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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

LSESU ASEAN Society brings together all things Southeast Asia, from intellectual debate on current events and politics, to cultural/language exchange and appreciation. All are welcome!

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About us

The LSESU ASEAN Society brings together LSE students from all across the ASEAN member states - come to make friends, discuss current issues, and have fun! We celebrate the very best things about ASEAN, aiming to enrich the way you engage with and debate about the issues surrounding the region. Due to our numerous successful projects, we were awarded as the Best New Society in 2016 by the LSE Student Union! We have also attained both the Bronze and Silver STAR Awards.

The society was founded on a set of aims:

  1. Bring together people from the ASEAN community; as well as others interested in ASEAN related issues, to promote better engagement and foster a greater sense of affinity to the region;
  2. Promote the culture within ASEAN and ASEAN member states among members and the public;
  3. Conduct events, activities, projects and programs related to the promotion of ASEAN and the ASEAN member states;
  4. Foster an academic learning environment focused on research and intellectual debate of issues related to the people, politics, trade, economics, environment, culture, and other aspects concerning ASEAN and the ASEAN member states;
  5. Facilitate the exchange of ideas to stimulate intellectual curiosity and debate on ASEAN, the ASEAN member states and its concerns.


Those who have purchased membership will have access to various events held by the society, ranging from speaker events and panels to subsidised trips and socials. In addition, the LSESU ASEAN Society will produce creative newsletters regularly throughout the academic year. The official “Give It A Go” newsletters will be available for prospective members for free from September until October 2020. Future newsletters will only be available for official members of the LSESU ASEAN Society who have paid the membership fee. Students are able to purchase memberships during the Welcome Fair.

Events and Activities

  • Academic events discussing issues in ASEAN countries and South East Asia such as speaker events and webinars
  • Cultural events and fun socials such as ASEAN quiz nights, cultural events (mostly food related), museum trips and more!
  • A mentoring scheme (where members will be paired up with a professional in an industry of their choosing, for careers advice and guidance)
  • Our flagship event, the ASEAN Youth Summit.

Contact Us

Our committee is super excited to get in touch with you all, so we’ve made a dedicated Whatsapp group for you to ask questions and chat with other members. Join the group through the link below! 


Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Michaelmas Term Elections 2021

Club and Society elections run to elect any members into committee positions that are currently vacant.

6 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 23:59 on Thursday 28 October 2021 (in 20 hours)

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