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    Japan’s Foreign Policy Shift in Response to the Ukraine War: Parallels with Taiwan

    Thursday, June 16, 2022
    An analysis of the security challenges Tokyo faces, particularly with China, given the possibility that Beijing may attempt to take control of Taiwan.

    Covid-19 and Japan’s Evolving Work Culture

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    Could the pandemic change Japan’s work culture for the better?

    Chinese City, Global Hub: Hong Kong’s Future in China’s Greater Bay Area

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    The success of the GBA depends on a range of factors from resolving corporate cultural clashes to working around the geopolitical climate.

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    Sri Lanka in Turmoil: An Old-School Economic Crisis

    Wednesday, June 1, 2022
    International creditors should facilitate renegotiations of Colombo’s debt and press for efforts by the new prime minister to implement stabilizing measures and reforms

    Science Diplomacy is Required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    Countries in the region should focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

    Biden’s Indo-Pacific: The Good, the Bad – and the Unwieldy

    Thursday, March 18, 2021
    The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy

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    The Dilemmas of Development: The Nation’s Real Problems

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    There is a far more compelling problem: a failure to resolve pressing issues like the island’s dependence on imports and sovereign debt.

    With China’s Lockdowns, Indian Manufacturing Has an Opportunity

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    The global manufacturing pie is so big that India deserves and can get a bigger slice of it.

    Is This Country Ungovernable?

    Monday, June 20, 2022
    Almost every government since the mid-1980s acted in a fiscally irresponsible way and left the economy in worse shape for its successor to deal with.

    Environmental Protection is Inconvenient

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    A policy such as reducing the price of coffee when a person brings their own cup or tumbler would be more effective.

    The Marijuana Challenge: Let’s Not Get Too High Prematurely

    Monday, June 20, 2022
    We need contingency plans to deal with the possible adverse effects of this brave new world.

    Cultivating Creativity Among Students

    Thursday, June 2, 2022
    Schools are too focused on the results rather than the process, understanding, discussion, varying perspectives, and motivation to do things differently.

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    UNIFYING ESG AND SUPPLY CHAIN THINKING: AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION IN THE POST-PANDEMIC ERA - ASIAGLOBAL PAPERS NO. 5

    Monday, January 24, 2022

    Asia Global Institute

    The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the instrumental role of supply chains in delivering economic, human, and societal value. At the same time, the pandemic has heightened interest among academics, businesses, and governments in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In this paper, we argue that in today's hyper-globalized economy, ESG measures are of little value if they do not explicitly incorporate a firm's operations across its entire supply chain. On the other hand, well-calibrated ESG measures should play a central role in firms' day-to-day supply chain management. We present three cases from the COVID-19 pandemic—online platforms, public health supply chains, and vaccine manufacturers—to illustrate the relevance and value of unifying ESG and supply chain thinking. Finally, we spotlight key challenges and opportunities for practitioners and scholars in both ESG and supply chain management.

    Apply now: AsiaGlobal Fellows Program

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Asia Global Institute

    The world’s politico-socio-economic center of gravity is re-balancing towards the east. It is imperative to have a generation of leaders from both inside and outside of Asia who will understand the issues generated by the shift.

    The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program aims to nurture promising mid-career professionals to become future leaders and influencers with a deep understanding of global policy issues from Asian perspectives, and to develop and cultivate their long-term ties from around the world with Asia, and vice versa.

    Applications close: 28 February 2022

    THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON DIGITALIZATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: A CRISIS WITHIN A CRISIS - ASIAGLOBAL PAPERS NO. 4

    Friday, January 21, 2022

    Asia Global Institute

    While Covid-19 has accelerated the implementation of digitalization with regard to artificial intelligence in Southeast Asia, it has also emphasized the need for reform and structural change in many sectors, notably education, business, healthcare, communications and banking and most importantly has compressed the time frame for those reforms. This paper examines the transition to digitalization in both the public and private sectors in Southeast Asia before and during the Covid-19 acceleration period. It examines the crisis and its unique problems and also the opportunities to install change.

    Vogel Asia Dialogue: Envisioning the Future of Leadership and Governance

    Monday, November 29, 2021

    Asia Global Institute

    As the Asia Pacific region’s role in global politics and economics grows amid contending strategic interests, the direction and quality of leadership and governance will be essential to maximizing opportunities for cooperation and managing the risks of conflict. What should key players and stakeholders prioritize in securing prosperity, sustainability, and peace in the region, particularly in the context of a post-pandemic world where geopolitical and geo-economic stress and competition are heightened?

    This inaugural Vogel Asia Dialogue will be hosted by Dr Victor K Fung and Professor James Robson with a keynote speech to be delivered by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam of Singapore. They will be joined by a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners from Harvard and Asia. Join us online to celebrate the life and work of Professor Ezra Vogel.

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