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    No Easy Path: Reinvigorating Hong Kong for the Greater Bay Area Initiative

    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Hong Kong must implement its Northern Metropolis Development Strategy to dovetail with the mainland’s Greater Bay Area initiative.

    How to Develop Hong Kong into a Biomedical Hub with Systems Thinking

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    China’s National 14th Five-Year Plan positions Hong Kong as a global innotech hub, with biotechnology identified as one of the city’s most promising sectors.

    China’s Outreach into the Pacific Prompts the US and its Partners to Step Up

    Thursday, September 22, 2022
    China’s presence in the Pacific has taken new forms. What was once purely economic is now much deeper.

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    Indonesia’s New Capital: Can President Jokowi Secure a Legacy of Sustainable Development?

    Thursday, February 3, 2022
    How can Nusantara, which will cost around US$35 billion, be developed sustainably and responsibly?

    The Roots of the China-US Financial Cold War

    Thursday, December 9, 2021
    A look at the sources of the severe and and still growing financial imbalances between the US and China and the geopolitical and geo-economic tensions they have caused.

    Earth’s Amphibious Transformation: Urbanizing Asia’s Seas

    Thursday, August 12, 2021
    Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.

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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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