On 3 September 2020, UNU will host “The Silver Linings of the COVID-19 Crisis for Asia“, a virtual conversation with Mr Andrew Sharp, Deputy Editor, Politics and Economics, Nikkei Asian Review. This event will be held via Zoom Webinar at 18:30 (JST).
The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining health and socio-economic crisis of our time, wreaking havoc on all aspects of life, with lasting effects for years to come. However, as history has shown, global crises can have silver linings: longer-term benefits and opportunities to shape a more sustainable and resilient future. What are the COVID-19 crisis’ positive effects on Asian countries, notably their economies, climate change, and society? Can nations emerge from the pandemic stronger and more resilient, with a renewed understanding of how to tackle similar crises in the future? Or will the region be left worse off than before, with exacerbated xenophobia, protectionist economics, and fear-driven politics?
Mr Sharp will join UNU Executive Officer Dr Sabine Becker-Thierry to discuss the positive ways the global pandemic may affect Asia in years to come.
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Please note that this event is in English. Advance registration (by 2 September 2020) is required and is limited in capacity. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page. Registrants will be sent a link on their emails to attend via Zoom Webinar on the day of the event.
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Andy Sharp is a long-time resident of Japan who has been a journalist in the country for more than a decade, working for several outlets including Bloomberg. He is now a commissioning editor at the Nikkei Asian Review, working with correspondents across Asia in places stretching from India to South Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia.
Online via Zoom Webinar