Event Highlights

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


In this webinar, the three ASEAN Prize recipients from 2018 to 2020 discussed the progress of forging an ASEAN identity through their views and experiences, and their exemplary efforts in promoting a people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN Community.



Webinar on “Reviewing The Sultanate of Melaka: Archaeology, History and Culture”


In the sixth webinar of the series, Dr Nasha bin Rodziadi Khaw reviews the archaeological and historical sources on Melaka, based on which its culture, economic and political system.



Webinar on “Southeast Asia Climate Outlook Survey 2021 Report Launch and Discussion”


In this webinar, Mr Beni Suryadi from the ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT) at the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), Mr Mahawira Dillon from Yayasan Indonesia Cerah and Mr David Fogarty from The Straits Times participated as discussants at the launch event of the Southeast Asia Climate Outlook Survey 2021 Report, discussing key findings and sharing their expertise on climate-related trends in the region. The Survey and this event were supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.



Webinar on “Suffering Covid-19 and Climate Change: Can Malaysia’s Fishermen, Fisheries and Seafood Survive?”


In this webinar, Dr Serina Rahman discussed the status of Malaysia’s nearshore fishermen, drawing on a more-than-a-decade-long ethnographic study of a fishing community in the western Tebrau Strait.



Webinar on “Thai Provincial Politics on the National Scale: Perspectives from Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit”


In this webinar, Mr Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit shared lessons that he gained from local election campaigns. Drawing on these experiences, he discusses the underlying problems of the governing structure of the Thai state and offered his views on why and how the power relations between the central government and local administrations need to change.



Webinar on “Nikkei – ISEAS Forum Part 1: Exploring Digital Trade and Initiatives in Southeast Asia”


The first webinar of the Nikkei – ISEAS Forum on August 24 explored the conceptual framework for understanding and measuring digital trade as well as characterizing the impact of digital technologies on cross border trade.



Webinar on “Malay illustrated manuscripts with a focus on images of magic and divination”


In this webinar session, Dr Farouk Yahya spoke on manuscripts illustrations in Southeast Asia, focusing on manuscripts produced for magic and divination practices in the Malay world. This presentation stressed how although Malay illustrations and manuscripts combine motifs and beliefs inspired from neighbouring regions, their function and practices having found unique expressions in the Malay world.



Webinar on “The Myanmar Economy Six Months after the Coup: What’s Next?”


In this webinar, Mr Khine Win and Mr Thompson Chau shared their insights and assessments of the devastating effects of the coup in Myanmar and most recent Covid-19 wave, how different economic actors and interlocutors are navigating the ground, and the relevance of alternative visions for responsible investment proposed by the National Unity Government.



Webinar on “Vietnam’s Banking Reforms: Treading Water from Global Financial Crisis to Covid-19 Pandemic”


In this webinar, Dr Tuan Ho discussed the achievements and shortcomings of Vietnam’s banking reforms since 2011, and assessed the prospects of these reforms, especially given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.



Webinar on “Introduction to National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and the future of research and development in the country”


In this webinar, Dr Laksana Tri Handoko, Chairman of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) provided insights on BRIN’s establishment and elaborated on the possible directions in which the agency would focus on as it builds up a conducive environment for research and technological development in Indonesia.