HKUST x NUS Joint Webinar - "Adaption to Historical and Contemporary Disruptions"

Organisers:  The Hong Kong University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore

From social distancing to travel restrictions, the COVID-19 outbreak has had unprecedented impacts on our daily lives. The pandemic has certainly changed, and will continue to leave significant and lasting implications on, the evolving landscapes of public policy, trade relations, economic and social activities.

Join this last episode of the HKUST Global Webinar Series under the theme “Navigating a World of Disruption”, in partnership with National University of Singapore (NUS), to learn about the multifaceted impacts of COVID-19 on food security, climate change, air quality, global trade, trends in international migration, remittances and scholarship. Through the academic exchanges, we wish to better understand what are the changes and challenges that we have to face in the post-pandemic era.

Date: July 15, 2020 (Wednesday)

Time: 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT+8)

Moderator and Opening Remarks:


  • Prof. Jenny SMITH, Associate Professor, Division of Humanities, HKUST – “Food Security in an Age of Disruption”

  • Prof. David TAYLOR, Professor of Tropical Environmental Change, Department of Geography, NUS – “Air Quality and the Impacts of Infectious Diseases – Some Lessons from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic”

  • Prof. Kevin TAM, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, HKUST – “Ramping up Climate Action: Challenges from a Behavioral Perspective”

  • Prof. Sooyeon KIMAssociate Professor, Department of Political Science, NUS – “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Disruptions in Global Trade”

  • Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN, Professor, Division of Social Science, HKUST – “Impact of COVID-19 on International Migration and Remittances”

  • Prof. Itty ABRAHAM, Professor, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS – “Reflections on the Pandemic’s Impact on Scholarship”

Registration (Deadline: July 15, 2020 12:00 (GMT+8)