SICW 2020 Events:
RSIS CENS Panel Webinar: Technology Nationalism
and its Impact on Southeast Asia 

All event dates and timings below are in Singapore time (GMT +8).

This is a panel webinar by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in support of SICW 2020, and will be held virtually on 9 October 2020, 3.00pm – 4.30pm.

After decades of increasing global connectivity, the current Great Power competition between the US and China is challenging globalisation and encouraging technology nationalism.

Technology nationalism links a nation’s technology research and innovation directly to its economic growth, sustainability, prosperity, social stability, and national security. It justifies government intervention in markets as protection against hostile state or non-state actors.

What is the impact on Southeast Asian states as they embrace technology to grow their economies, but rely on trade flows and supply chains which may be disrupted? How do Southeast Asian states respond to protectionist interventions, and are they sustainable in our interconnected world? This session seeks to examine these global issues from a Southeast Asian perspective.


  • Ms Farlina Said, Analyst, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia 
  • Mr Alex Capri, Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation and Visiting Senior Fellow, NUS Business School
  • Mr Jikon Lai, Assistant Professor, Centre for Multilateralism Studies, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore


  •  Mr Muhammad Faizal Bin Abdul Rahman, Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore

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