Event Highlights

An Introduction to the AAHP Webinar Series: “Archaeology and Art History in Southeast Asia”


 In this introductory lecture, Dr Helene Njoto and Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan set the stage by giving an overview to the archaeology and art history in Southeast Asia, from ancient times to the recent past.



Webinar on: “Old Neighbourhoods and New Towns: Real Estate and Urban Policy in the Greater Saigon Region”


In this webinar, Dr Erik Harms and Dr Pham Thai Son examined the ways housing typologies, real estate investment, and urban policy intersect with the social and morphological aspects of urbanisation in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong Province.



Webinar on “The Unrealized Mahathir-Anwar Transitions: Social Divisions and Political Consequences”


In this webinar, Prof Khoo Boo Teik talked about the two failed power transitions between Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim, which had played out prominently over the last 40 years of Malaysian politics.



Webinar on “The Present and Future of Japan-China Relations: How Will They Affect Southeast Asia?”


In this webinar, Professor Akio Takahara discussed Japan and China’s relationship and how will they balance their competition and cooperation.



Webinar on “Frontier Finance: The role of microfinance in debt and violence in post-conflict Timor-Leste”


In this webinar, Dr Melissa Johnston discussed what can the study of microfinance in post-conflict contexts tell us about its use in a post-covid environment.



Webinar on “Climate Action in the United States and Implications for Southeast Asia”


In this webinar, Professor Paul G. Harris from the Education University of Hong Kong discusses developments and potential future steps in the United States’ domestic and foreign climate policy with the Biden Administration’s commitment to all-of-government climate action, as well as their implications for ASEAN countries in terms of trade and assistance.



Webinar on “Malay Leadership in Pakatan Harapan”


In this webinar, YB Zairil Khir Johari reflects on the challenges facing Pakatan Harapan’s Malay leadership, and explore whether there are any alternative leaders, should the current crop of Malay leaders remain unable to convince voters.



Webinar on “A Tale of Two Cities: Banzu and Temasek”


In this webinar, Dr Tai Yew Seng examined the historical roots of Banzu and Temasek cities mentioned in the records of Wang Dayuan, the first ancient Chinese trader who wrote about Southeast Asia in his travels. By cross-examining with other archaeological and historical records, Dr Tai identified Banzu as located in the present-day Rochor area, and Temasek at city area between Singapore River and Stamford Road. Dr Tai also offered new insight into the historical significance of Rochor underexplored in contemporary accounts.



Webinar on “Southeast Asia, the United States and China: Stumbling into the New World Order”


In this webinar, Dr Shaun Narine examines the impact of political, social and economic instability in the US on Washington’s ability to manage and fulfill its various security obligations in the Asia Pacific region.