Wednesday, June 17, 2020 RCAPS Seminar: Politics and International Relations in Southeast Asia amid the COVID-19 Pandemic


Time/date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020. 20:00-21:30
For: All are encouraged to attend
Venue: This online seminar will be conducted using the Zoom online meeting application.
Speakers: Dr. Ian J. Storey (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore), Dr. Ying Hooi Khoo (Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya)

This webinar will discuss International security, diplomatic, and international maritime law issues in the South China Sea dispute, and domestic political issues in the current context of the coronavirus pandemic. National responses to the pandemic crisis by key Southeast Asian countries reveal both their domestic socio-economic-political contexts and foreign policy, and international security strategy involving other regional actors like ASEAN, China, and the US. Brief commentary lectures by Dr. Khoo and Dr. Storey focusing on key arguments of the pre-assigned reading will be followed by a session moderated by Professor Sato to further highlight key scholarly debates and policy questions. The final portion of the seminar will consist of a 40 minute Q&A session for engaging, interactive discussions.
Language: English
Capacity: 200 people. First come, first served.
Entry: Free
Application deadline: Sunday, June 14, 2020.23:59
Sponsors: Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies
Application / Inquiries: Please register from the following URL.

Research Office, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Moderator: Prof. Yoichiro Sato (College of Asia Pacific Studies, APU)
Speaker 1 Dr. Ian J. Storey:
Speaker 2 Dr. Ying Hooi Khoo:

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