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


The ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute is pleased to invite you to the Launch and Discussion of The State of Southeast Asia: 2022 Survey Report. We will be convening a high-level panel to discuss some of the survey’s major findings on the prevailing attitudes of Southeast Asian observers on regional political, economic and social issues.

Mr Choi Shing Kwok, Director and CEO of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute will be moderating the discussion.

You can download the programme (updated 14 Feb 2022) of the event.

About the Survey and Webinar

Two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, Southeast Asia continues to face unprecedented challenges and great uncertainty while the geo-economic and geo-strategic spheres of influence in the region and beyond are undergoing fundamental shifts. What are their implications and what can or should the region’s response to these new dynamics be?

Against this backdrop, the ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute conducted the fourth edition of ‘‘The State of Southeast Asia 2022” survey to seek the views of Southeast Asian opinion leaders on regional affairs. The survey canvassed the views of 1,677 respondents from the policy, research, business, civil society, and media communities. Among the questions explored in this edition are the top challenges facing Southeast Asia; the Covid-19 pandemic; the Myanmar crisis; views of the Quad and AUKUS; levels of trust regarding the major powers; ASEAN’s role and relevance; the CPTPP; the US-China rivalry and its impact on Southeast Asia, and soft power. The E-launch event will present key survey findings, which will be highlighted for discussion and analysis, by a distinguished panel of discussants.

About the Discussants

Prof Chan Heng Chee is currently Ambassador-at-Large with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design; Chairman of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s Board of Trustees; Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council, and Global Co-Chair of the Asia Society, amongst other senior positions. Prof Chan was Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States and Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico.

Prof Zha Daojiong is a professor at the School of International Studies and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University.

Prof Thitinan Pongsudhirak is Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies in the Faculty of Political Science at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

Prof Evelyn Goh is the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she is the Director of Research at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

Please register here to receive your unique link for joining the webinar.

Limited spaces only, register early to avoid disappointment.

To join the webinar,
1. Install the Zoom client onto your computer or download the app on your mobile device.
2. Click on the unique link in your email.

For the best experience, please mute your microphone. If you have questions for the speaker and discussants, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speaker and the discussants during the Q&A session.


Feb 16 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm