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Past Events

-Our Previous Events-
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The STEAR Dialogue: In Conversation with James Crabtree

September 2021

STEAR is proud to announce its new event series: The STEAR Dialogue. We will focus on more personal, experience-oriented and diverse themes including career development, advice for young people, culture, activism and more. This time, we were in conversation with James Crabtree, the Executive Director at IISS–Asia.

 

Speaker:

  • James Crabtree - Executive Director at IISS–Asia

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The Nuclear Future: An Agenda for Disarmament?

September 2021

This exciting panel discussion on different global perspectives towards nuclear proliferation has shed light on the challenges around disarmament and the impact of nuclear weapons on Europe-Asia relations.

Speakers:

  • Ambassador Stephan Klement - Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna

  • Professor Ramesh Thakur - Emeritus Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy and Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations

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Training Event: Let's Get Together

August 2021

In this our first training event, STEAR Members and Specially Invited guests were treated to interdisciplinary lessons on Networking: how to get connected, stay connected, and build genuine and long-lasting relationships.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Yang Mee Eng- Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation

  • David Jordan- Chief Revenue Officer of Elrow

  • Liza Diño-Seguerra- Chair of Film Development Council of the Philippines, Actress, and LGBT Rights Activist

  • Maaike Goslinga- Managing Editor at De Correspondent

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Migration and Welfare in Times of Crisis

August 2021

In the past decade, the global refugee population has more than doubled, with countries in both Asia and Europe experiencing an influx of refugees and migrants. During the panel discussion on migration and welfare in times of crises, our speakers offered their unique insights into how migrant and refugee crises are addressed in Europe and Asia.

Speakers:

  • Rizka Argadianti Rachmah - Chairperson, SUAKA Indonesia

  • Nina Gregori - Executive Director, European Asylum Support Office

  • Rodora Turalde-Babaran - Director of Human Development, ASEAN Secretariat

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Understanding China in Multilateralism

July 2021

China has become a major player in international cooperation. Not only its economic power, but also its political and cultural influence as well as its value system is increasingly visible on the multilateral stage. This panel discussion addressed the question of how international institutions like the UN and multilateral organisations such as the EU interact with China and what we can expect from China’s role within multilateralism in the future.

Speakers:

  • Pascul Nufer - Swiss Radio and Television

  • Yuka Kobayashi - SOAS, University of London

  • Richard Jayad Heydarian - Polytechnic University, Philippines

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Reviving Crossways: Cultural Launch Event

July 2021

Reviving Crossways was a multifaceted Cultural Launch event, including a Virtual Tour of Museo Maritimo, a keynote prsentation from Dr Asma Abdullah, and a Cultural Workshop from our very own STEAR Cultural team in collaboration with Artdialogo Asia.

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr Asma Abdullah - Cultural Intelligence Coach

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In Conversation with Lord Simon McDonald

July 2021

In a very special STEAR event, we were thrilled to host Lord Simon McDonald of Salford, former head of the British Diplomatic Service and UK Foreign Office. 

Speaker:

  • Lord Simon McDonald - Former Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the UK Diplomatic Service (2015-20), and currently a member of the House of Lords.

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The Future of Europe-Asia Relations

April 2021

Our official launch event featured discussions on the future of Asia-Europe relations from a panel of high-level guest speakers, thoughts from our Co-Presidents on the importance of Asia-Europe cooperation and our vision for STEAR, and the opportunity to meet our board.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Nicolas Chapuis - Ambassador of the European Union to China

  • Toru Morikawa - 8th Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation.

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