Asia-Pacific Political Economy: Dynamics and Their Implications, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9 p.m. (EST)
In recent decades, the Asia/Indo-Pacific region has been transformed by unprecedented economic growth, driven in significant measure by globalization, law wage production, growing economic inequality, repressive labor laws, technological coemption and disregard for the environment. With the world’s three largesteconomies the region is responsible for 60 percent of global gross domestic product.
Impacting these dynamics are the impacts of the pandemic, the U.S.-Chinese trade war including sanctions and restrictions on technological export, China’s Belt and Road, the recent Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, competition for control of the South China Sea, and increasing military tensions across the region.
The newly launched Asia-Pacific Working Group will host a webinar providing background and analysis about the political economy of the Asia/Indo-Pacific region. Featured speakers will be:
- Walden Bello, Focus on Global South & University of the Philippines
- Juliet Lu, Cornell University
- Achin Vanaik, Transnational Institute and University of Delhi (ret)