ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub - Challenges in Global Development: Sustainability and Conservation

Wolfson-ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub
Date 30/11/2020 at 09.30 - 30/11/2020 at 11.30 Where Zoom (online)

The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is collaborating with Wolfson College Cambridge for a series of virtual events (Zoom), known as ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub.


The theme this year is Challenges in Global Development.

Wolfson-ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub

Wolfson's Sustainability & Conservation Hub partners with the ASEAN Emerging Research Conferencebuilding on two years of Wolfson’s contributions to the initiative. ASEAN ERC is led by Wolfson alumni Dr Wen Yao Lee (PhD Engineering, 2014), Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Education Group Dr Elizabeth Lee (MPhil Education, 1984), and Prof Abhi Veerakumarasivam (PhD Medicine, 2002).

This event features prominent expert speakers from Wolfson College family and ASEAN Community, discussing Challenges in Global Development: Sustainability & Conservation.

The event includes keynotes, posters and an interactive panel discussion.

Overcoming global challenges in sustainability and conservation requires integrated and disruptive actions globally. All have a role to play and this virtual event is the platform for such crucial international discourse. We will be covering a diverse range of fields, interests and regions, all with an eye towards Challenges in Global Development.

We welcome all those interested in how they themselves might shape the future towards the common good. Register and save the date!

Programme and Speakers


Mon 30 Nov 2020 09:30-11:30 UK / 16:30-18:30 MAL;

09:30 - 10:00 - Welcome and Keynote (30min)
10:00 - 10:15 - Student Poster Presentations (15 mins)
10:15 - 11:30 - Interactive Panel Discussion (1hr 15 mins)

ProgrammeConfirmed Speakers and Contributors


Dr. Elizabeth Lee
CEO, Sunway Education Group

Prof. Jane Clarke
President, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

Dr. Ken Yeang
Principle, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.

Host and Panel Convenor
Dr. Wen Yao Lee
Whittle Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Student Posters

Mrs. Marie-Anne Coninsx
Former EU Ambassador-at-Large to the Arctic

Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid - Founding Chair, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and former Science Advisor to Malaysia's Prime Minister

Ms. Tina Carmillia
Science journalist and Producer, 
De La Salle University's Democracy Discourse Series & IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

Professor Steve Evans
Industrial Sustainability, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Dr. Worajit Setthapun
Dean, Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand

Mr. Charlie Barty-King;
Sustainability & Conservation Hub, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge



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