Reporting Facts to Power: What the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Means for Journalism

    Thursday, November 18, 2021
    This could be a spark that inspires reporters to focus on getting the facts right amid the deluge of false and misleading information spread by social media.

    Welcome to the Museums of Lifelong Learning

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    The arts and culture sector can lead the way in healing the world after the pandemic and bridging divides.

    Bangladesh Balances its Relations with Major Powers: Why the Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees is Unlikely

    Thursday, November 11, 2021
    Diplomacy is not working and Myanmar, now under military rule and isolated by the international community, seems disinterested.


    Is Transnational Data Governance Broken?

    Thursday, October 7, 2021
    Dividing data into jurisdictional compartments and potentially data storage centers and the internet, too, would be a regressive move.

    Sealing Borders Leads Only to a Pyrrhic Victory

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    While drastic actions may yield success in controlling the spread of the coronavirus, they will likely lead to severe damage to economies that may be felt for years

    Living in Lockdown: Learning from the Kashmir Experience

    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    How have Kashmiris endured multiple lockdowns over the past 30 years? Physician and AsiaGlobal Fellow Amit Wanchoo offers practical advice on living through a crisis.

    AsiaGlobal Podcasts

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

    AsiaGlobal Voices

    Trending Opinions From Across the Region

    Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology is Dangerous

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Huge amounts of public money are being spent on these technologies with no evidence of their effectiveness.

    Voters Choose the Presidential Candidate They Dislike Least

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    There can be no future in a country where the presidential race has deteriorated into a mud fight of hatred, and the public must choose their least disfavored candidate.

    “Lucky and Chosen Malays” Should Help the “Unlucky” Ones

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Malays should seize all the opportunities and jobs available to gain knowledge and experience.

    The Crisis in Civil Liberties

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    Indonesia needs to make changes and improvements such as changing the state paradigm on security that ignores human rights.

    Introducing Electric Vehicles Will Not Be So Straightforward

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    To achieve full environmental protection and carbon reduction, it is still necessary to explore other solutions.

    Public Diplomacy Strengthens the Legitimacy of Government Policies

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    Singapore’s public diplomacy not only demonstrates the country’s good governance but projects an image of a country with global potential.

    News from Asia Global Institute


    Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    Deborah Elms, Heiwai Tang

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) brings together 15 countries in East Asia, including all 10 ASEAN members, in the largest-ever free trade agreement. With the inclusion of China and Japan, RCEP accounts for about 30 percent of the world's GDP and population and has been touted a global trade game-changer. But how does RCEP compare with the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which came into force at the end of 2018 – and what would be the dynamics between the two, neither of which include the US? Will RCEP address the need to bring coherence and rules-based order to regional trade in goods and services in the digital age? In this AGI Public Policy Webinar, Dr Deborah Elms of the Asian Trade Centre examines the implications of the new Asia-Pacific trade arrangements for the future of global trade and regional economic integration.

    BRI and China's Railway Expansion in Southeast Asia

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    David M Lampton, Heiwai Tang

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been framed as a strategy that improves regional connectivity while strengthening infrastructure, investment and trade ties between China and other countries, particularly those in Asia. In this webinar, David M Lampton of Johns Hopkins University, co-author of “Rivers of Iron: Railroads And Chinese Power In Southeast Asia”, examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system that connects the country with its seven Southeast Asian neighbors, including Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He also highlights the political strengths and weaknesses of the plan and evaluate the abilities of impacted countries to respond to the BRI.

    The Future of Global Value Chains in the Post-Covid-19 Economy

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    Pol Antràs, Heiwai Tang

    The past decades have seen the substantial globalization of the world economy. The debate has long begun, however, over whether the world economy has already de-globalized — and whether extraordinary global events such as Covid-19 pandemic have shaken the global economy, creating unprecedented threats to global value chains (GVCs). Based on his paper, “De‐Globalisation? Global Value Chains in the Post‐COVID‐19 Age”, Professor Pol Antràs of Harvard University examines the key drivers for the future of globalization and how major economies within the GVCs would need to react in the post-pandemic world.

    Pandemic, Inequalities, Human Rights, and Nation States

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Alejandro Reyes

    In a webinar conducted by the Canadian International Council, Alejandro Reyes, director of knowledge dissemination at the Asia Global Institute, analyzed alongside other experts how the concepts of pandemics, inequalities, human rights and nation states are interconnected in the globalized world.