On line event: ASEAN Forum - Responses to the COVID-19, 3-13 August 2020

Online event: ASEAN Forum - Responses to the COVID-19, 3-13 August 2020

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As 2020 began, the world watched as the COVID-19 pandemic slowly spread its way across the globe. Across the countries of ASEAN, this unprecedented event played out in diverse ways. Countries like Vietnam demonstrated highly effective ways of managing the virus, whereas others, like Indonesia, spent considerable time denying its existence. These experiences reflect quite different responses to the pandemic – differences that underscore the diversity of political, economic, and health landscapes across the ASEAN region.

Join a group of experts from the University of Sydney for a week-long exploration into how ASEAN and the countries it comprises have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic at a government level, economically, and in terms of health and livelihoods. This event will be run entirely online over the course of two weeks.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Thushara Dibley , University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Gregory Fox , University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Jeff Neilson , University of Sydney
  • Dr. Sandra Seno-Alday , University of Sydney
  • Dr. Aim Sinpeng , University of Sydney

Each specialist will record a 5-minute video presentation that will be made available online in the week of August 3-5, 2020. They are instructed to pitch their talk to an interested, but not necessarily academic, audience, so the talks will be able to be enjoyed by a wide range of people.

In addition, our speakers will be recording 15-minute podcasts about the same topics, which will also be made available in the week of August 3-5, 2020.

Following each presentation, audience members will be invited to send in their questions by commenting under the videos by 3:00 AM EST (5:00 PM AEST), August 10, 2020. The speakers will then respond to the main questions raised by the audience in a panel discussion, which will be available on August 12, 2020.

All videos recorded as part of ASEAN Forum 2020: Responses to COVID-19 will be made available for public viewing on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel from August 3, 2020 onwards. All podcasts will be made available on all major podcast platforms.

Click here for more information, including the full program of events and details about the speakers.