Important elections in countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia will dominate Southeast Asian politics this year. How will these elections impact the region’s economic prospects and security? Could power shifts and rising populism in an already geopolitically charged region disrupt received wisdom on the likely outcomes of these political events? Our panel will discuss what lies ahead for Southeast Asian economies in a year of political change.
Mark R. ThompsonHead and Professor of Politics, Department of Asian and International Studies, and Director, Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Bridget WelshAssociate Professor of Political Science and Director of Asian Outreach, John Cabot University
Lito CamachoVice Chairman, Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse; former Secretary of Finance of the Philippines