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    Protection – or Bureaucratic Burden?: Behind the Philippines’ Regulation of Overseas Contract Workers

    Thursday, September 15, 2022
    A review of the regulatory framework that the Philippines enforces to manage the recruitment and deployment of overseas Filipino workers.

    Denial of Service: The Implications of Indonesia’s Digital Platform Shutdowns

    Thursday, September 15, 2022
    The action at the end of July mobilized digital natives to fend for the freedom to access technology, their livelihoods and the nation’s future.

    The Global Economy and Great Power Competition in the New Era of Stagflation

    Thursday, September 8, 2022
    Key economies must focus on regional integration and promoting greater collaboration in the necessary governance to address pressing global challenges.

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    Why Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are Flagging: An Emerging Economy Perspective

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    The pathway to 2030 is likely to be set by the standards, practices, and policies of the non-state business sector.

    How Australia Poked the Dragon – and What to Do About the Consequences

    Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Future leaders are likely to build a more modern Australian identity and outlook that engages patiently with, rather than fears, Asia.

    Coherent Vision: How the Asia Pacific Can Drive Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

    Thursday, October 8, 2020
    APEC should lay out a strategic framework that sets a positive direction for reform and growth for the region and gives businesses the confidence to plan for the future.

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    Conversations on regional and global issues with scholars, experts, policymakers and professionals from around the world

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    Monkeypox Outbreak: It’s Time to Act, Not Panic

    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    The world is yet to recognize emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases as a genuine threat.

    Don't Give In to the Cooking Oil Mafia

    Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    Cooking oil is one of the basic needs of Indonesians for various purposes, from household to food businesses of all scales.

    Mission Impossible: The Marcos Economic Agenda

    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    The economic picture for the country is complex, requiring extraordinary leadership, technocratic competence and political finesse from the Marcos administration.

    No State Funeral for Abe Without a Discussion of His Merits

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    Forcibly making all people mourn the loss may be regarded as too much.

    Are We Playing the Wrong Game with Myanmar?

    Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    The friendly attitude of Thailand towards Myanmar does raise questions and makes people around the world wonder.

    Review Fulbright Scholarship Selection Process

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    Did a student's dreams did not come true because the Kim family and their associates shared the scholarships among them?

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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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