Seminar on “Australia and Southeast Asia: ASEAN vs. Minilateralism?”


In this hybrid seminar, Prof Nick Bisley examined Australia’s approach to Southeast Asia and the tensions that exist between its traditional multilateralism and more recent embrace of competitive minilateralism.



Seminar on “Portuguese Influence in Southeast Asia: The Past and the Future by João Cravinho”


In this hybrid seminar, Portugal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, João Gomes Cravinho, presented on the diplomatic relationship between Portugal and Southeast Asia.



Webinar on “Outlook for China’s Foreign Policy and Decision-Making in Xi Jinping’s China after the 20th Party Congress”


In this webinar, Prof Suisheng Zhao discussed how Xi Jinping’s third term as the Chinese Communist Party’s General Secretary is expected to have an impact on China’s external relations globally and in Southeast Asia through its foreign policy and decision-making.



Webinar on “‘Community of Shared Destiny for Mankind’: Remaking the World in China’s Image”


In this hybrid seminar, Dr David Arase looked into the origins and purposes of President Xi Jinping’s signature initiative to build a ‘Community of Shared Destiny’.



Seminar on “The UK’s Indo-Pacific ‘Tilt’: Progress, Challenges and Prospects”


In this hybrid seminar, Sir Mark Sedwill discussed Britain’s plans to play a more active role in the Indo-Pacific region following the 2016 Brexit referendum.



Webinar on “Tell China’s Story Well”: How China Projects Its Discourse Power in Southeast Asia


In this webinar, Mr Wang Zheng shared on the efforts adopted by China for its discourse outreach in Southeast Asia.



Webinar on “US Indo-Pacific Strategy and Southeast Asia”


In this webinar, Dr Michael Green shared his insights on the trends in US strategy towards the Indo-Pacific.



Webinar on “Mare Clausum with Chinese Characteristics: China’s Lawfare in the South China Sea”


In this webinar, Prof Clive Schofield and Prof Jay L Batongbacal covered the different ways China has continued to assert its territorial and maritime claims in defiance of the South China Sea Arbitration Award of 2016.



Webinar on “The New ‘New Society’? Analysing the 2022 Philippine Elections”


In this webinar, Dr Ronald Holmes, Dr Maria Ela Atienza, and Dr Imelda Deinla unpacked the recently concluded May 2022 Philippine elections. Using survey data and qualitative observations, the panel identified significant trends and developments in Philippine electoral politics, campaign strategies, and the future of the country’s democracy.



Webinar on “Polarised and Mobilised? Examining 2022 Electoral Campaigns in the Philippines”


In this webinar, Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, Dr. Cleo Calimbahin, and Dr. Carmel Abao discussed the nature of presidential campaigns for the May 2022 Philippine elections and mapped out the causes and consequences of electoral strategies on the Philippine political landscape. The discussion centered on the state-of-play of electoral campaigns and touched on issues such as gender in politics, populism, social mobilization, and the future of democratic politics in the country.