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    Australia’s Choice: Back to the Future?

    Thursday, May 12, 2022
    Australians will make a pivotal choice as they consider the country’s divided society, strained relationships in the region and future-readiness.

    Should Governments Legalize Three-Parent Babies?

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow Florencia Daud discusses the limits and dilemmas of maternal spindle transfer.

    Post-Duterte Philippine Foreign Policy: A Matter of Change – or of Seeking Equilibrium?

    Thursday, May 5, 2022
    The real issue is whether the new leader can find an appropriate balance in dealing with the two major powers in the Indo-Pacific region – China and the United States.

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    Getting the WTO Back on Track: The Lengthening Global Trade To-Do List

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021
    Another ministerial conference is approaching later this year and, with a new director-general at the helm, there are hopes for a revival in the global body’s fortunes.

    At the WTO, Hopes For a New Dawn

    Thursday, February 4, 2021
    While their main emphasis will be on domestic regeneration, the Biden team will be prepared to work with allies to rebuild international economic cooperation.

    Regulating Cryptocurrencies: Five Challenges

    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Although cryptocurrencies have been around for about a decade, it was no more than three or four years ago that regulators began to feel intense pressure to catch up. 

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    Acknowledging Gender X

    Thursday, May 5, 2022
    The reactions of Koreans and the behavior of conservative politicians promoting gender confrontation do not indicate a change anytime soon.

    Minimum Wage Single Standard is an Anachronism

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    It is necessary to re-examine whether government involvement in the market is required and to restart a debate about the minimum wage.

    Pragmatism over Ideology: New Leadership for the Region and Beyond

    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    The Filipino fire for democracy must stay lit.

    Taking a Principled Stance and Imposing Sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, April 7, 2022
    Any violation of the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter, wherever and whenever it occurs, must be taken seriously.

    To Strengthen the Immunity of Society Against Covid-19, Build Trust in Vaccines

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    A weak vaccine is a vaccine that cannot work effectively in society as a result of unclear information and lack of transparency in procurement and distribution

    Government Policies Need to be Clearly Explained to the Public

    Thursday, April 7, 2022
    Any policy implemented or proposed by the government has a potentially profound impact on the public.

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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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