Emeritus Professor, Global Studies in Education – University of Melbourne
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Transnational connectivity is here to stay. How we understand and deal with it is crucial
Although somewhat disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and public health responses, globalisation has resulted in new forms of connectivity across national borders via flows of people, ideas, money and goods.This connectivity is creating groups of people who are dispersed across the world but remain connected to their country of origin – the new diasporas that are globally mobile and transnationally networked.The economic and cultural benefits of utilising the people-to-people links associated with diaspora communities is central to managing the regional opportunities facing Australia in the diverse Indo-Pacific.