Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Podcasts: Political, Economic and Health Responses to COVID-19 across ASEAN

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Event-Recording: ASEAN Forum 2020 Responses to COVID-19

This was the eighth iteration of ASEAN Forum which focuses on responses to COVID-19 across ASEAN.

When: 3-4-5 August 2020 and 12 August 2020
Where: This event will be run entirely online over the course of two weeks - stay tuned for the video talks and podcasts!

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.

The recordings are explorations 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.


Day Time Topic Presenter Institution
Monday 3 August 2020 17.00 Keynote Address: ASEAN’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Dr Thushara Dibley University of Sydney
Monday 3 August 2020 17.30 Comparing Government Responses to COVID-19 across Southeast Asia Dr Aim Sinpeng University of Sydney
Tuesday 4 August 2020 17.00 The Current and Ongoing Healthcare Impacts of COVID-19 across ASEAN A/Prof Gregory Fox University of Sydney
Tuesday 4 August 2020 17.30 Weathering Typhoon COVID: Economics of the Pandemic Dr Sandra Seno-Alday University of Sydney
Wednesday 5 August 2020 17.00 The Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Livelihoods for Those in the Region A/Prof Jeffrey Neilson University of Sydney

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

In addition, all speakers recordings are in 15-minute podcasts about the same topics, which are all made available through this link, here.

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 the 3rd of August 2020 onwards.

All podcasts recorded as part of ASEAN Forum 2020: Responses to COVID-19 will be made available for public listening on your favourite podcast provider (iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more!).