At the request of the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, HRREC Director John Packer is currently in Kuala Lumpur to contribute to the annual ASEAN-UN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Regional Dialogue on the Political-Security Cooperation Pillar. The event is hosted by the Foreign Minister of Malaysia under the theme “Conflict Prevention and Maintenance of Peace and Stability in Multi-cultural and Pluralistic Societies” (24-25 June 2014). Prof. Packer is sharing comparative international experience in preventing and/or addressing conflict in multi-cultural contexts. He will recount some of his own experience working for various inter-governmental organisations (notably the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, United Nations and European Union) and will discuss the use of specialised knowledge and skills as well as the need for institutional capacity building. The ASEAN-UN Regional Dialogue intends to draw lessons for improved UN and ASEAN practice.