Technology and Tensions in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
11:00 am–12:00 pm HST | 5:00–6:00 pm EDT
Hybrid Event: 258 Moore Hall or Online

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How is technology shaping governance in Southeast Asia? How can Southeast Asian countries assert their agency in a tech space dominated by larger powers and players and complicated by geopolitical tensions? On Tuesday, October 24 at 11:00 am–12:00 pm HST, Elina Noor (Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) joined the University of Hawai‘i to speak on these questions, followed by a discussion moderated by Kristi Govella (Director, Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa).

Elina Noor is a senior fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she focuses on developments in Southeast Asia, particularly the impact and implications of technology in reshaping power dynamics, governance, and nation-building in the region. Prior to joining Carnegie, Noor was director of political-security affairs and deputy director of the Washington, D.C. office at the Asia Society Policy Institute, associate professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, director of foreign policy and security studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia, and part of the Brookings Institution’s Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. Between 2017 and 2019, she was a member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, and she currently serves on the ICRC’s Global Advisory Board on digital threats during conflict. Noor holds a B.A. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University, an LL.M (Public International Law) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University.

This event was cosponsored by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and Department of Asian Studies.