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NZAI Workshop: Economic recovery in the Indo-Pacific

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NZAI Workshop: Economic recovery in the Indo-Pacific
NZAI Workshop: Economic recovery in the Indo-Pacific

Time & Location

15 Nov 2021, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm NZDT

Online event

About the Event

The NZAI cordially invites you to a workshop exploring the economic impacts of Covid-19 in the Indo-Pacific. Sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand and the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury, the event brings together scholars and commentators from around the region to consider the problems and prospects for post-pandemic recovery and re-emergence.


Dr Stephen Noakes, (Director, China Studies Centre, New Zealand Asia Institute, University of Auckland) 

Prof Alex Tan (Head of Politics and International Relations, University of Canterbury).

13:00 - 13:15 

Welcome Remarks: Dr Stephen Noakes, University of Auckland, Prof Alex Tan, University of Canterbury, Rep. Bill Chen, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand

13:15 - 14:00 

Keynote Address: The Tectonic Plates Are Moving: AUKUS, CPTPP and US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific, Mr Charles Finny, Partner, Saunders Unsworth, Wellington, New Zealand

14:05 - 15:20               Panel 1: National Impacts and the Political Economy of Supply Chain Security- How much is too much?

Assessing the PRC economic dependency and trade diversification debate in New Zealand

Associate Professor Jason Young, Victoria University of Wellington

Covid-19 and Rehabilitative Human Security in the Pacific: A Critical Appraisal

Professor Steven Ratuva, University of Canterbury

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Response: The Interdependence of State and Private Sector Institutions in Scaling-up Facemask Production

Frank Siedlok, University of Auckland

15:25 - 16:55               Panel 2: Issues in Regional Integration

The implications of global supply chain reform beyond the Pandemic: a Taiwanese perspective

Dr Roy Chun Lee, Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan

Influencing Hearts and Minds: Competition between The PRC and Taiwan in Kuching City, Malaysia

Yun Seh Lee, Flinders University of Australia

Singapore's Experience of Covid-19: Relearn, Recovery, and Resilience

Benjamin Ho Tze Ern, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

East Asia's Green Economic Recovery in the Post-COVID Era

Sung-Young Kim, Macquarie University, Australia

16:55 - 17.10

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