CONFERENCE AGENDA 2021

Please note the schedule is subject to change. All session timings are in GMT+7 (Jakarta Time), so please adjust accordingly to your timezone.

Opening Ceremony

Time: 08:30 | GMT+7
Keynote Speech
 
H.E. Ursula von der Leyen

H.E. Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission
H.E. Wang Yi

H.E. Wang Yi

State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

01.

The State of the World 2021

Time: 09:00 - 10:15 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Panelist
The Hon. Julie Bishop

The Hon. Julie Bishop

Chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU), Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Australia (2013-2018)
Dr. Victor Gao

Dr. Victor Gao

Vice President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG)
Anja Manuel

Anja Manuel

Director of Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum
Moderator
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Founder and Chairman of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)

02.

Good News is Good News!: A Discussion on Things that are Going Right in World Affairs

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
 
Panelists
Prof. Donald K. Emmerson

Prof. Donald K. Emmerson

Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Freeman Spogli Institute and Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s Southeast Asia Program Director, Stanford University
Prof. Amitav Acharya

Prof. Amitav Acharya

Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service and UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, American University
Ameshia Cross

Ameshia Cross

Democratic Strategist and Political Commentator
Dr. Kyungjin Song

Dr. Kyungjin Song

Executive Director of Innovative Economy Forum
Moderator
Prof. Gordon Flake

Prof. Gordon Flake

Chief Executive Officer of the Perth USAsia Centre
Keynote Speech
 
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H.E. Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

03.

The Future of Afghanistan and Its Impact on Regional Security

Time: 11:45 - 12:55 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Panelists
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H.E. Yue Xiaoyong

Special Envoy on Afghanistan Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Hassan Kazemi Ghomi

Dr. Hassan Kazemi Ghomi

Special Representative of the Iranian President for Afghanistan
Senior Col. (Ret.) Zhou Bo

Senior Col. (Ret.) Zhou Bo

Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Security and Strategy (CISS) at Tsinghua University and China Forum Expert, Director of the Centre for Security Cooperation in the Office for International Military Cooperation at the Ministry of National Defense (2016-2020)
H.E. Amar Sinha

H.E. Amar Sinha

Distinguished Fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Ambassador of India to Afghanistan (2013-2016)
Mariam Wardak

Mariam Wardak

Co-Founder of “Her Afghanistan”, Strategic Communication and International Relations Adviser to the Afghan National Security Advisors (2015-2018)
Dr. Lana Ravandi-Fadai

Dr. Lana Ravandi-Fadai

Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow
Moderator
Prof. Harsh V. Pant

Prof. Harsh V. Pant

Director and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
 
Keynote Speech
H.E. Jean-Yves Le Drian

H.E. Jean-Yves Le Drian

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of French Republic

04.

The Geopolitics of Competition and Alignments: How Far will the Strategic Rivalries Go and What are the Chances for Rapprochement?

Time: 13:10 - 14:25 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Panelists
Prof. Stephen Smith

Prof. Stephen Smith

Minister of Defense (2010 - 2013), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia (2007-2010)
Major General (Ret.) Dr. Yao Yunzhu

Major General (Ret.) Dr. Yao Yunzhu

Senior Advisor at China Association of Military Sciences, Academic Committee Member at Center for International Security and Strategy (CISS) at Tsinghua University
Prof. Kishore Mahbubani

Prof. Kishore Mahbubani

Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at National University of Singapore (NUS)
Fyodor Lukyanov

Fyodor Lukyanov

Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy
Moderator
Dr. Rommel C. Banlaoi

Dr. Rommel C. Banlaoi

Chairman and Executive Director of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence, and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR)
Remarks
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H.E. Airlangga Hartanto

Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

05.

Principles for Post-COVID-19 World: Leading Minds Discuss What the Post-Pandemic World Should Look Like

Time: 14:40 - 15:40 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
 
Panelists
President José Ramos-Horta

President José Ramos-Horta

Nobel Laureate, President of Democratic Republic of Timor Leste (2007-2012)
Maria Zakharova

Dr. Maria Zakharova

Spokeswoman/Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Prof. Ichirō Fujisaki

Prof. Ichirō Fujisaki

President of Nakasone Peace Institute
Dr. Huiyao (Henry) Wang

Dr. Henry Huiyao Wang

Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), Counsellor of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
Moderator
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The Rt Hon. Sir Anand Satyanand

The Rt Hon. Sir Anand Satyanand

Chair of New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), Governor-General of New Zealand (2006-2011)
 

C1.

Stand-Up Comedy

Time: 15:55 - 16:05 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Rizal van Geyzel

Rizal van Geyzel

Stand-up Comedian & Co-founder of The Crackhouse Comedy Club KL
Keynote Speech
H.E. Retno Marsudi

H.E. Retno Marsudi

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

06.

COVID-19 Pandemic in Year Two: The Challenge of Vaccinating the Global Population

Time: 16:05 - 17:20 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Panelists
H.E. Khairy Jamaluddin

H.E. Khairy Jamaluddin

Minister of Health of Malaysia
George Fu Gao

George Fu Gao

Director-General of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)
Dr. Bruce Aylward

Dr. Bruce Aylward

Senior Advisor to the Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) and Head of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator Hub (ACT-A)
Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija

Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija

Co-Chair of African Vaccine Delivery Alliance (AVDA)
Moderator
Prof. Tjandra Yoga Aditama

Prof. Tjandra Yoga Aditama

Member of COVAX Independent Allocation of Vaccines Group (IAVG)

C2.

Stand-Up Comedy

Time: 17:35 - 17:45 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Sakdiyah Ma’ruf

Sakdiyah Ma’ruf

Stand-up Comedian

Armchair Discussion
Regulating Blockchain: Beyond the Politics of Crypto

Time: 17:45 - 18:15 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
 
Speaker
Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO of Binance
Moderator
H.E. Vuk Jeremić

H.E. Vuk Jeremić

President of Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) (2012-2013)
 

07.

The Ticking Time Bomb of Climate Change: Accelerating Climate Actions After COP-26 Glasgow

Time: 18:15 - 19:30 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Panelists
Hiro Mizuno

Hiro Mizuno

Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
H.E. Hyoeun Jenny Kim

H.E. Hyoeun Jenny Kim

Ambassador and Deputy Minister for Climate Change in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
Helen Mountford

Helen Mountford

Vice President for Climate and Economics of World Resources Institute (WRI)
Moderator
Jeff Nankivell

Jeff Nankivell

President and CEO of Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao (2016-2021)
Remarks
Choi Shing Kwok

Choi Shing Kwok

Director and CEO of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources of Singapore (2012-2017)

08.

Growth, Inequality, Disruptions and Dislocations in the World Economy: What Has Happened to the “Great Reset”?

Time: 19:45 - 20:55 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
 
Panelists
H.E. Sri Mulyani Indrawati

H.E. Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia
Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy

President of Paris Peace Forum (PPF), Director-General of the World Trade Organization (2005-2013)
H.E. Zhu Guangyao

H.E. Zhu Guangyao

Vice Finance Minister of the People’s Republic of China (2010-2018)
Prof. Andrés Velasco

Prof. Andrés Velasco

Dean of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) School of Public Policy, Minister of Finance of Chile (2006-2010)
Moderator
H.E. Fernando De Mateo

H.E. Fernando De Mateo

Ambassador of Mexico to the World Trade Organization (2004-2016), Mexican Council of Foreign Relations (COMEXI)

C3.

Stand-Up Comedy

Time: 21:00 - 21:10 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Nitinn Mirani

Nitinn R. Miranni

Award Winning Comedian & Celebrity Host
 

09.

Technology as the New Frontier of Competition and Cooperation

Time: 21:10 - 22:10 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
Panelists
Paul Triolo

Paul Triolo

Managing Director, Global Technology Policy at the Eurasia Group
Nigel Cory

Nigel Cory

Associate Director at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Dr. Melissa K. Griffith

Dr. Melissa K. Griffith

Senior Program Associate with the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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Prof. Yu Yang

Assistant Professor at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University
Moderator
Gregory B. Poling

Gregory B. Poling

Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Keynote Speech
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H.E. Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh

Minister of State to the United Arab Emirates

10.

Youth As Superpower: What to Fix in A Broken World

Time: 22:25 - 23:25 | GMT+7 | Check Your Local Time Zone
 
Panelist
Joshua Williams

Joshua Williams

Founder, President and Chief Changemaker of Joshua’s Heart Foundation
Melati Riyanto Wijsen

Melati Riyanto Wijsen

Founder of Youthtopia and Bye Bye Plastic Bag
Moderator
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Founder and Chairman of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)

* The sessions and its corresponding names are subject to change.