FORUM 2022

Thu - Fri, 6 - 7 January 2022
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The Regional Outlook Forum (ROF), ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s flagship event held at the beginning of each year, will be held online on the 6th and 7th of January 2022.

This year’s theme “ REGIONAL DISRUPTIONS AMIDST GLOBAL RECOVERY”, reflects expectations of a continuing global recovery but with uneven performance across countries in the region driven by differences in Covid-19 vaccination rollout and continuing struggles to control the new Delta variant.  

ROF 2022 will examine key economic and political dynamics at the regional and national level, informed by global events including major and middle powers contestation and alliances, political and security concerns nearer to home, amidst an on-going pandemic.

Speakers & Moderators

Mr Choi Shing Kwok
Director and CEO,
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
Mr Teo Chee Hean
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Ms Hoang Thi Ha
Fellow and Co-coordinator, Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme,
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
Mr Ryan Hass
Senior Fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair,
Brookings Institution
Chen Dongxiao
Shanghai Institutes of International Studies
Khong Yuen Foong
Li Ka Shing Professor in Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore
Dr Le Hong Hiep
Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Vietnam Studies Programme,
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
Edmund Malesky
Professor of Political Economy,
Duke University
Dr Can Van Luc
Chief Economist,
Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam
Dr Michael J Montesano
Visiting Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Myanmar and Thailand Studies Programmes,
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
Dr Kanokrat Lertchoosakul
Assistant Professor of Political Science,
Chulalongkorn University
Dr Kirida Bhaopichitr
Research Director for International Economics and Development Policy,
Thailand Development Research Institute
Ms Moe Thuzar
Fellow and Co-coordinator, Myanmar Studies Programme,
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
Dr Min Zin
Executive Director,
Institute for Strategy and Policy - Myanmar
Dr Matthew Arnold
Independent Analyst
Dr Siwage Dharma Negara
Senior Fellow and Co-coordinator, Indonesia Studies Programme,
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
Dewi Fortuna Anwar
Research Professor,
Research Centre for Politics-National Research and Innovation Agency (PRP-BRIN)
Dr Raden Pardede
Managing Partner,
CReco Consulting
Dr Lee Hwok Aun
Senior Fellow and Co-coordinator, Malaysia Studies Programme,
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
Member of Parliament
Permatang Pauh
Mr Nurhisham Hussein
Chief Strategy Officer,
Employees Provident Fund