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Global Discourse Series V- President Biden’s First 100 days in Office: What Changed and What Remains?

April 28, 2021 @ 8:30 PM10:00 PM

The Biden Administration is calling for a quick move to reverse some controversial policy decisions made by former president Donald Trump, crucially on pandemic management, climate change and health insurance. Nobody can be sure whether Biden’s new spending amounted to close to $5 trillion will lead to runaway inflation. We have seen Biden put most of his fiscal chips on the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan which was passed last month. How will this affect South East Asian economies and businesses, especially on our country?
On foreign policy, the diplomatic approach by US on Malaysia and other South East Asia nations remains a subject of interest for many observers. What is the outlook of bilateral relations between US and these countries?
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       Together with Dr. Pamela Sodhy and Miss Tricia Yeoh, Higher Education Malaysia Association (HEYA) presents an exclusive discussion on the Biden administration as it nears its first 100 days in power, and the implications on South East Asia in the post-pandemic era.
Date: 28th April 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 8.30pm – 10.00pm
Platform: Zoom
Don’t hesitate and sign up now at http://bit.ly/heyadiscourse1 !!
Our Speakers

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Pamela Sodhy is currently teaching courses on US-Southeast Asian relations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Georgetown University’s Asian Studies Program, School of Foreign Service. She brings a unique perspective to her courses as she was born in Kuala Lumpur from a Indian-Chinese parentage, and graduated in History from the University of Malaya (B.A. Hons.), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (MA), and Cornell University (MA, Ph.D). Besides being a lecturer, she had written The US-Malaysian Nexus: Themes in Superpower-Small State Relations (1991), Malaysia-US Relations, 2000-2012 (e-book).
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Tricia Yeoh is CEO of IDEAS (Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs), an independent public policy think tank in Malaysia, where she has previously held positions of Chief Operating Officer (2013-2017) and Fellow (2017-2020) and Visiting Research Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute Singapore. She is also a PhD candidate at the School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. She was formerly Research Officer to the Selangor Menteri Besar at the Selangor State Government, served as Director of the ASLI Centre for Public Policy Studies and also a regular columnist at theSun, the Penang Monthly magazine, and wrote for Selangor Times before it had to wrap up.
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April 28, 2021
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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