Published: June 18, 2020

What sorts of longer-term economic, political, social, and cultural changes has the pandemic ushered in for different regions / countries in Asia? In what ways will things not return to the way they were before COVID-19? What is the ’new normal’ for different parts of Asia? This panel looks at shifts taking place in Asia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

with panelists:
Michael Vatikiotis is a Singapore based writer and journalist. He’s the author of many books and articles, most recently, Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia.  He currently heads the Asia program of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.

Yang Yang is a postdoc researcher at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. Her research looks at transnational Islamic networks between China and Southeast Asia.

Ben Dooley reports on Japan’s business and economy for The New York Times. He has covered Asia for nearly a decade, starting as a reporter in Washington and Beijing for Japan's Kyodo News before later joining Agence France-Presse in China.

Jinhwan Oh is Associate Professor of International Studies at Ewha Womans University and visiting scholar at the Center for Asian Studies, CU Boulder.

Panel Moderated by 
Tim Oakes, Director of the Center for Asian Studies and Professor of Geography at CU Boulder.