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[Postponed] 15 Oct. Webinar: COVID-19 and Asian Security: Strategic Implications and Choices

15 October 2020

New date and time to be announced

EVENT POSTPONED: Unfortunately the webinar "COVID-19 and Asian Security: Strategic Implications and Choices" with Amitav Acharya  planned for Thursday 15 October has been postponed to a later date. We will communicate the new date as soon as available. Your registration will remain valid for the postponed event.

The EU-Asia Centre invites you to a discussion with Professor Amitav Acharya on the strategic implications of how Asia has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic.

This unprecedented global crisis has led to over one million deaths with almost 25 million confirmed cases of the virus. Most countries have implemented varying degrees of lockdowns which have come at a heavy socioeconomic cost. The World Bank's projections point to the deepest global recession since World War 2, with millions of people falling into unemployment and poverty.

Many look to Asia, where the virus originated, for lessons learned. How has the approach in Asia differed from that in Europe and the US? What were the key factors in decision-making? Are Asians more inclined to accept government authority in health issues? Why did Europe and the US not pay more attention to the Asian experience? Who are the winners and losers in Asia? What are the implications of Covid-19 for the international system?

Professor Amitav Acharya from the American University in Washington DC, one of the foremost analysts on contemporary Asia, will discuss these and other issues in our webinar. A past president of the International Studies Association, he has held academic positions at several of the world’s top universities. He is the author of many books and articles on international affairs – see

Register by clicking here.