In what is now regarded as a global crisis like no other, COVID-19 has rapidly brought on untold suffering to millions of people across the world and has significantly challenged global peace and security. In the Indo-Pacific region, states have had to confront not only the mounting threats to health and economic security, but also heightened major power rivalry and geopolitical risks. This webinar examines the implications of these multifaceted threats to regional order and draws out the imperatives for multilateralism and global governance.
About the Speaker
Mely Caballero-Anthony is Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests include global governance, multilateralism in the Asia-Pacific, non-traditional security and ASEAN regionalism. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and international presses. Her latest books include: Negotiating Governance on Non-Traditional Security in Southeast Asia and Beyond (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018). She has held appointments in international institutions, serving as member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (2013-2017) and as Chair in 2016; and as Director of External Relations of the ASEAN Secretariat (2011-2012).