Event Highlights

Webinar on “Has Indonesia Resumed Leadership Role in Southeast Asia under Jokowi?”


In this webinar, Dr Leo Suryadinata discussed Indonesia’s foreign policy trajectories and leadership, particularly under President Joko Widodo’s administration.



Webinar on “A New Security Mindset for Malaysia in the 2020s”


In this webinar, Mr Liew Chin Tong examined Malaysia’s current security mindset and offered ideas on what a new framework for the sector should encompass.



Webinar on “Introduction to Southeast Asian Forms of Mosque Architecture”


In this webinar session, Dr Imran Bin Tajudeen presented on the topic of Mosque architectural forms in Southeast Asia. These architectural forms are unique cultural inventions and landmarks mostly from Maritime Southeast Asia. 



Webinar on “The Aftermath of the Sarawak State Election: Outcome and Implications”


In this webinar, Dr Arnold Puyok and Professor Wong Chin Huat discussed the Sarawak election outcome by dissecting the voting patterns of each ethnic group as well as the core issues which influenced voting behaviour.



Webinar on “Land Conflicts in Suburban Areas in Vietnam: Causes and Effects”


In this webinar, Huyen Thanh Do analysed the causes and effects of land conflicts in Vietnam’s suburban areas since the enactment of the 2003 and 2013 land laws. She also discussed how the Vietnamese government can improve land transparency and mitigate potential land conflicts.



Webinar on “Indonesia’s Narrowing Path to Prosperity”


In this webinar, Professor Gustav Papanek presented several major challenges facing the Indonesian economy, especially to promote its manufacturing sector and exports competitiveness. He proposed several critical reforms, including rupiah devaluation, minimum wage stabilisation, infrastructure development, increased government revenue, and human resource improvement.



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


The 23rd ASEAN Lecture was delivered by H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia. H.E. Sokhonn outlined the Kingdom of Cambodia’s commitment, under its Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2022, in leading ASEAN under the theme of “ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together” to foster harmony, peace and prosperity across the whole region. Cambodia seeks to draw on ASEAN’s spirit of “Togetherness” to consolidate efforts within ASEAN and with external partners in effectively addressing challenges and promoting shared goals for the benefit of the peoples of ASEAN and beyond.



Webinar on “Political Instability and Enhanced Monarchy in Malaysia”


In this webinar, Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqui talks about the role and function of the Yang di–Pertuan Agong and how, due to a trust deficit by Malaysians in most political and public institutions, there are calls for the monarchs to become constitutional auditors and to provide check and balance against discredited political institutions.



Webinar on “The Growth of Indonesia’s E-commerce and Fintech sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic”


In this webinar, Ms Puput Hidayat and Mr Manggi Taruna Habir discussed recent e-commerce and fintech trends as well as their impacts on changing consumer spending patterns and the rise of borrowings from market segments not usually touched by the traditional banking sector in Indonesia.



Webinar on “Journey to The Centre of The World: Introduction to Spice Island Archaeology”


In the second last webinar in this webinar series, Mr Shinatria Adhityatama gives an overview of the spice route and how the local community played a role in managing the spices that were in global demand.