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COVID-19 & Health – An Interdisciplinary Webinar

The global COVID-19 outbreak has forced countries all around the world to take drastic public health and economic measures that will leave long-lasting impact even after the pandemic subsides. While the severity of the outbreak and government responses differ vastly even between neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia, as the situation evolves, issues of human rights and social order are gaining greater importance as a topic of discussion amongst the citizens of ASEAN and beyond.In this webinar, we will explore relevant topics from the new geopolitical order in the making to human rights violations in the Ta’ang tea farming society in Northeast Myanmar, in the context of COVID-19. The webinar will feature a keynote speech by Atty. Michael T. Tiu, senior legal associate from the University of the Philippines Law Center Institute of Human Rights, as well as panelists based in various countries from Myanmar to Iran to Malaysia.Webinar details:Date: Friday, 24 April 2020Time: 3:00-6:00PM (GMT+08)Platform: Zoom ( click “Going” or “Interested” to not miss an update!Register now at (encouraged, but not necessary!)


—————The Cambridge University Southeast Asian Society (CUSEAS) is a student society which aims to connect Southeast Asians at the University of Cambridge and encourage greater engagement with important issues affecting the region.Collaborating Organisations:

  • Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA)
  • The Institute of Human Rights,The Law Center, University of the Philippines Manila
  • University of the Philippines Alpha Sigma Fraternity
  • JOLT Philippines
  • Marooned

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