Hybrid Seminar on “APEC 2023: Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All”


In this hybrid seminar, Mr Carlos Kuriyama and Mr Foo Cher How shared APEC’s latest update of the APEC Regional Trends Analysis and a discussion of Singapore’s priorities under APEC USA 2023.



ASEAN Studies Centre



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ASEANFocus Issue 2/2022 – “ASEAN@55: Navigating a Changing Global Order”. Grab your copy now!

Webinar: What can Indonesia’s G20 Presidency and ASEAN Chairmanship Deliver on Global Food Security

Webinar: “Special Discussion: An Update on ASEAN’s Efforts in Myanmar”

ISEAS-RIETI Joint Webinar: “ASEAN Perspectives on Current Geopolitics and Japan”

ASEANFocus Issue 1/2022 – “The Reopening of ASEAN: Trade, Tourism and Travel”. Grab your copy now!

Book E-Launch of “ASEAN Centrality: An Autoethnographic Account by a Philippine Diplomat”

E-Launch and Discussion of “The State of Southeast Asia: 2022 Survey Report”

The 23rd ASEAN Lecture – The Kingdom of Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2022 – ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together

Webinar on “ASEAN and the New Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific”

36th ASEAN Roundtable – Braving the Storms: ASEAN in Crisis Mode

Webinar on ASEAN Prize Talk 2021: “ASEAN Prize and Its Role in Forging an ASEAN Identity”

Webinar on “Global Britain in Southeast Asia: Ambitions, Strategies and Challenges”

Online Training and Capacity Building Programme on “ASEAN-India Development Partnership Programme”

Press Release: Launch of the ASEAN–India Development Partnership Programme (AIDPP)

Presentation ceremony of ASEAN Prize 2020 Trophy to ASEAN Studies Centre by High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Singapore (livestreamed at the 54th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting)

Webinar on “Rethinking the Export-Led Growth Strategy in ASEAN Developing Economies”

Roundtable Discussion on “ASEAN’s Mission in Myanmar: What Next?”

Webinar on “Investment Facilitation: Advancing Investments in ASEAN”

Perspectives and Fulcrum Commentaries

Fulcrum: “Promoting Inclusive Growth with Digital Identification in ASEAN”
by Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy

Digital identification could be a silver bullet to increase tax revenues for ASEAN governments while pulling the region’s poorest out of poverty by redistributing wealth.

Fulcrum: “Frugal Innovations: New Delhi’s Soft Power Potential in ASEAN”
by Melinda Martinus and Laura Lee

India has the opportunity to boost its soft power in ASEAN, including by promoting and sharing its lauded ‘frugal innovations’ to help low-income Southeast Asians to improve their lives.

Fulcrum: “Enhancing ASEAN Access to Finance with Digital Banknote”
by Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) form an integral part of ASEAN economies, but they have not been able to access sufficient financial resources to unlock their growth potential.

Event Highlights


Webinar on “Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery and the Future of APEC”


In this webinar, Dr Suphat Suphachalasai, Dr Denis Hew and Dr Jayant Menon discussed the future direction of APEC, the current initiatives and post Covid-19 economic recovery.



Webinar on “Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Making Recovery Inclusive, and Bolstering Supply Chains”


In this webinar, Dr Denis Hew and Dr Akhmad Bayhaqi discussed findings from the latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis (ARTA)—the flagship publication of the APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU). With Dr Jayant Menon as discussant.



Archaeology and Art History of Southeast Asia Programme




Webinar on “Asia-Pacific in 2020: Looking Back and Looking Forward”


In this webinar, Tan Sri Datuk Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Mr Benjamin Tan and Mr Eduardo Pedrosa discussed “Asia-Pacific in 2020: Looking Back and Looking Forward”.



Webinar on “The Future of the Automotive Sector in Selected APEC Economies: Case of Indonesia and Vietnam”


This webinar examines how the automotive industry in the Indonesia and Vietnam are facing the challenges brought about by technological advancement and changing consumer expectations.



Webinar on “The Future of the Automotive Sector in Selected APEC Economies: Case of Thailand and Malaysia”


This webinar aims to examine the impact of these changes on the auto sector in selected APEC economies, namely Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.



Webinar on “Uncertainty Tests APEC’s Resilience amid COVID-19, and Pivoting to a Circular Economy”


In this webinar, Dr Denis Hew and Ms Satvinderjit Kaur Singh discussed findings from the latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis (ARTA)—the flagship publication of the APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU), and also discussed the ARTA theme chapter on the Circular Economy.



THRC Field School 2020