Indonesia as ASEAN Chair
Join Asialink, alongside Indonesian Ambassador to Australia HE Dr Siswo Pramon and a panel of experts, as we discuss the year ahead for ASEAN, and how Indonesia will try to pursue the bloc's interests, maintain its relevance, and unify its members.
Ensuring Equity in Digital Innovation: Marking International Women's Day
Digital technology has become an integral component of our everyday lives. However, a significant gender divide remains in who designs and develops new technological products and who can access, use and benefit from them. In recognition of International Women’s Day 2023, Asialink presents the webinar ‘Ensuring Equity within Digital Innovation’.
Building the Future Together: Conference Report Launch
To launch our report on the 2022 ‘Building the Future Together’ Conference co-hosted by Asialink, the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies and Chancellery International at the University of Melbourne, Asialink hosted a webinar to discuss and review the recommendations from the conference.
Queer Identities Across Asia: Celebrating Pride 2023
Key activists, leaders and academics from across the region will come together to discuss the realization of queer rights across the region, indigenous understandings of queerness, connections between communities across Asia and Australia and what their future might hold, and the significance of events such as World Pride being held in the Southern Hemisphere.
Anwar Ibrahim’s long walk to power, and what comes next
Asialink hosted leading experts of Malaysian affairs who unpicked the extraordinary story of Anwar’s path to power, his plans for reform and the challenges they face, the implications for Malaysia’s place in the world, and the perils that lie ahead for his new government.
QUAD: Perspectives from the Region
In this era of heightened regional competition, multilateral cooperation is more important than ever. The QUAD, a strategic security dialogue comprised of Australia, The United States, Japan and India, is committed to supporting a free and prosperous Indo-Pacific. What can we expect from the upcoming QUAD Leaders' Summit? Can the QUAD exert influence in the Indo-Pacific? How does the QUAD complement or challenge other regional alignments?
Restoring Democracy in Thailand: Election Analysis
Join Asialink for an insightful panel discussion on Thailand's recent national elections and the prospects of restoring democracy in the country. The elections held on May 14 witnessed a significant victory for reformist, pro-democracy forces, with the progressive Move Forward Party emerging as the strongest party in Bangkok constituencies. However, challenges remain as the constitution grants 250 unelected senators, handpicked by military leaders, a potentially decisive say in selecting the next prime minister.