Regional Outlook Forum 2021 – DAY 2

About the Regional Outlook Forum

The Regional Outlook Forum (ROF), ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s flagship event held at the beginning of each year, will take place in a month’s time on the 6th and 7th of January 2021.

Themed “POWER, POLICY AND POLITICS IN A POST-COVID WORLD”, ROF 2021 will examine key dynamics at the regional and national level, informed by two far- reaching global events – the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the outcome of the 2020 US Presidential Election. At the national level, the impact of the COVID pandemic as well as the strategic US-China competition will intersect with underlying and unfolding domestic dynamics.

The ROF has also had to adapt to the COVID pandemic. In order to comply with current public health and safety practices, while also keeping our commitment to vigorous discussion, ROF2021 will be delivered over two half-day sessions online.

We invite you to attend the forum and to contribute to the discussion.

More info available on the Event website.

Indonesia in 2021: Maintaining Unity Amidst Diverse Challenges

Dr Yanuar Nugroho
Former Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the President of Indonesia
Visiting Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Ms Shinta Kamdani
Vice Chairwoman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chief Executive Officer, Sintesa Group, Indonesia

Myanmar After the Elections: What’s New and What’s Not?

Dr Maung Aung Myoe
Dean, Graduate School of International Relations
International University of Japan

Dr Sean Turnell
Professor of Economics, Macquarie University, Australia
Special Economic Consultant to the State Counsellor of Myanmar
Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Malaysia – Internal and External Challenges to Stability

Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal
Former Chief Minister and State Minister of Finance of Sabah

Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak
Chairman and Founding Partner
Ikhlas Capital, Singapore


Please register for ROF 2021 here. To help defray the cost of organising the ROF this year, we are asking that all registrants make a contribution of $50 per participant in one of the following forms by 28 December 2020:

•   A direct online donation of at least $50 to the ISEAS Research Funds on line via this link (these donations are tax deductible for Singapore taxpayers), or

•   An online purchase of at least $50 from ISEAS e-book shop which is accessible here.

Please use the same email address in registering and making your contribution so that the two can be correlated.

Please feel free to contact Ms Yang Yi Zhuang at 67780955 or email: if you require further information regarding registration, payment and other administrative details.


Jan 07 2021


9:00 am - 12:50 pm