Around the World: World Bank Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 on Asia, Reflecting on the Korean War on Its 70th Anniversary, and More
Monday, June 29, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. On Mondays, explore Business and Policy topics through a selection of videos, podcasts, and articles.
Webcast: The Impact of COVID-19 on Asia's Growth and Supply Chains: A View from the World Bank
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE, June 30, 2020 — Recently released World Bank forecasts predict that 2020 will be a dismal year for worldwide growth, with the global economy shrinking 5.2 percent. As many experts expect that Asia will emerge from the pandemic first, what might that mean for the region's potential economic expansion? Then, looking beyond the initial recovery, what are the chances that businesses might permanently shift their supply chains as a result of the pandemic, and what impact would that have on Asia's growth? Aaditya Mattoo, the World Bank's Chief Economist for East Asia and the Pacific, will be joined by ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler to discuss the global economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular eye on the Asia-Pacific region and what its economic future might look like.
Video: The Future of Agriculture — What is Asia Doing to Avoid a Potential Crisis?
ASIA SOCIETY SWITZERLAND, June 18, 2020 — Is Asia equipped to feed its growing population? By 2050, we expect up to 10 billion people to live on our planet, with more than half in Asia. This will require a 70 percent increase in today's food production. At the same time, the agricultural sector is affected by climate change effects and limited availability of arable land and fresh water. How can the gap be closed? A keynote presentation by AgFoodTech's Dr. Jaleh Daie.
Video: The Korean War at 70: Looking Back to Look Forward
ASIA SOCIETY KOREA, June 17, 2020 — Asia Society Korea Senior Contributor Mason Richey talks with John Delury, Asia 21 member and a professor at Yonsei University; Young-jun Kim, professor at Korea National Defense University; and Oriana Skylar Mastro, professor at Georgetown University, about the 70th anniversary of the Korean War and the history of Korea after the war.
Video: Superpower Showdown with Bob Davis and Lingling Wei
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE, June 12, 2020 — Asia Society Policy Institute hosts a conversation on Bob Davis and Lingling Wei's newest book Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War. The authors discussed their new book with former senior advisor to President Trump on global development and international trade Clete Willems. The conversation was moderated by ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler.
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