Webinar: Finding a 'new normal' in times of Human Insecurity - Thoughts on Asia

3:30PM to 5:00PM June 3, 2020 PDT
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Covid-19 has thrust the world into unknown territory. Canada has not been spared from dramatic societal lockdowns, while all levels of government struggle to find a balance between public health and economic security. At the same time, dangerous levels of distrust and ideological divides have ignited fierce debate on media platforms throughout the country on everything from economic nationalism to China’s influence at the World Health Organization. Yet the pandemic is also an opportunity to raise questions on how leaders should govern under the ‘new normal’ which must be designed to protect marginalized and vulnerable populations.  This webinar tackles some of the more pressing themes facing policy makers in the Asia while offering critical reflections on how a human security approach can offer insight on how governments may respond to the current crisis.

Webinar details:


  • Dr. Kenneth Christie, Professor in Human Security and Peacebuilding, Royal Roads University, Canada
  • Dr. Robert J. Hanlon, Associate Professor in Political Science, Thompson Rivers University, Canada and Associate Faculty in Humanitarian Studies, Royal Roads University, Canada
  • Rev. Tet Gallardo, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Dr. Alexander O’Riordan,  Associate Faculty in Human Security and Peacebuilding, Royal Roads University and Senior Researcher at Adapt: Political Economy Analysis, Influence and Advocacy Strategies, Denmark
  • Dr. Aim Sinpeng, Assistant Professor in Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia