Event Highlights

ISEAS-SPF Webinar on “Engaging Southeast Asia’s Labour Force”


This webinar discussed how companies across Southeast Asia can enhance their responsible business practices to address labour issues and societal inequalities that have been magnified by the Covid-19 pandemic.



Webinar on “Vietnam Communist Party’s 13th Congress: Politics of Leadership Succession”


This webinar discusses the Vietnam Communist Party’s upcoming 13th National Congress, which will set the socio-economic agenda for Vietnam for the next 10 years and elect the country’s new crop of leaders.



Webinar on “Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge”


In this webinar, Murray Hiebert discussed his new book, Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge, and also discussed China’s complex toolbox in Southeast Asia and how countries in the region view Beijing’s long-term political, economic, military and “soft power” goals.



ISEAS-SPF Webinar on “Preparing for the New Reality: Institutional Mechanisms for Addressing Responsible Business Practices in Southeast Asia”


This webinar discussed how different stakeholders and actors can work together to prevent, mitigate and remediate adverse impacts of the Covid-19 on business activities and their repercussions on individuals and society.



Webinar on “COVID-19 and Investment in Indonesia”


In this webinar, Mr Septian Hario Seto explains Indonesia’s government efforts to pushing investment amidst the Covid-19 and potential areas for future investment. Mr Richard Borsuk discusses the importance of foreign direct investment to the country’s economy and the potential challenges of the omnibus law in Indonesia.



Webinar Book Launch on “As Empires Fell: The Life and Times of Lee Hau-Shik, the First Finance Minister of Malaya”


The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute has launched a new biography authored by Dr Ooi Kee Beng, titled As Empires Fell: The Life and Times of Lee Hau-Shik, the First Finance Minister of Malaya on 27 August 2020.



Webinar on “Southeast Asia in the Shadow of a Rising China”


In this webinar, Sebastian Strangio discusses his new book In the Dragon’s Shadow that examines the dramatic effects of China’s rising economic and political power on Southeast Asia.



Webinar on “Data and Ambition Loops in the Southeast Asian Region: Opportunities and Challenges”


In this joint ISEAS-WRI webinar, Ms Melinda Martinus, Mr Dedy Mahardika, Dr Nate Aden, and Mr Alberto Carrillo Pineda will discuss the role of the private sector as a wing of support to governments in fostering more ambitious climate actions through the Science Based Targets initiative.



Webinar on “Industrial Parks in Vietnam”


In this webinar, Dr Doan Thi Thanh Ha provides an update and evaluation of the state of industrial parks (IPs) in Vietnam, as well as discuss current government policies regarding IPs – their strengths, weaknesses and the way forward, taking into account recent developments in the global economy.