Five Policy Briefs for the G20 Leadership Summit 2020

IPAG Asia Pacific, Australia has written five Policy Briefs for the G20 Leadership Summit 2020 to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from November 21-22, 2020. To know more, please click the link:

Australia’s Cyber Strategy: Navigating unchartered territories needs both caution & diplomacy

Article in the Australian Cyber Security Magazine (ACSM) to be included in next Cyber Risk Leaders Magazine as IPAG raises its flag in the Australian cyber space. Link:

2- Minute Monthly Aussie News Snippets, September 2020:

                                              Post COVID Challenges for South Asia

Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG speaking on “Post COVID Challenges for South Asia” at the invitation of Australian Trade & Investment Commission.

Coronavirus in Australia and Initiatives by IPAG Asia Pacific

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll globally with millions of confirmed cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths. Beyond the loss of lives and health sufferings, the disease has plunged the world into recession with impact expected to last for years and Australia is no exception with reported cases of infection, recoveries and sadly loss of lives as well. Australia’s measures of closing down areas of public life, providing economic stimulus packages such as the ‘Job Keeper’ scheme, spreading validated information, and mobilizing healthcare workers are proving to be effective as the number of new infections is decreasing daily.

To support Australian Government’s efforts in mitigating the virus’ impact, IPAG Asia Pacific has undertaken in-depth research and analysis on the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on Australia. As part of its responsibility towards the people, community, and society at large in Australia, IPAG has launched an awareness & advocacy campaign through release and promotion of an Audio Visual in the social media and internet based platforms of Australia. The AV addresses various myths and their corresponding realities surrounding the Coronavirus. More to follow in the coming days as the pandemic unfolds and its effects continue to be felt in multiple sectors.

For the G20 Leadership Summit 2020 to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, following are the COVID 19 related topics on which IPAG Asia Pacific is writing Policy Briefs for the G20 Leadership.

  1. Multilateralism in times of Global Pandemic: The COVID-19 Experience
  2. Social, Cultural, and Community Resilience Efforts during COVID-19 Crisis
  3. The COVID-19 Outbreak and Inequitable access to Global Health Care Systems.
  4. Regional and Global Exchange of Health Services and Information.

Given Australia’s rich and diverse communities, to ensure maximum reach in the most efficient manner, the AV has been translated in 14 of the most popularly spoken languages in Australia. The links to the AVs in each language are provided below which has been published and promoted in various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The links are provided below in alphabetical order of the languages:

                  COVID-19 Resurgence in Australia: Lessons Learnt & Way Forward

Knowledge Dissemination through Social Media

Australia’s Bushfire & Climate Change Tragedy: Lessons of the Recent Pasty
Risks in a Globalized World”

2019 Australia Federal Elections: 10 Key Takeaways

2019 Year in Review, Australia

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 Recent Activities by IPAG Asia Pacific

RIS-IPAG International Conference on “Non-Traditional Economic and Security
Risks in a Globalized World”
November 28, 2019
New Delhi, India

Business Session

From left: Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Syed Munir Khasru and Prof. S. D. Muni

Valedictorian Session

From left: Shri Pradyot Chandra Haldar, Syed Munir Khasru and Mahesh Arora.

Session I: Environmental & Energy Security: Challenges of Climate Change and Zero Carbon Emission

From left: Keynote Speaker – Dr. R R Rashmi, Moderator – Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, 3 Panelists – Nicolas Loris, Dr. Nagesh Kumar, and Dr. Simon CHIN-YEE

Session II: Migration: The Security and Economic Dimension of a Global Phenomena

From left: Keynote Speaker – Paul Power, Moderator – Navsharan Singh, 3 Panelists – Dr. Barbara Kolm, Ph.D., Mr. Oscar Mundia and Dr. Amitabh Kundu.

Session III: Impact of Trans-National Crime and Rise of the Cyber World on Regional Economies: Innovative Response Mechanism to Counter Online & Offline Threats

From left: Keynote Speaker – Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas*, Moderator – Syed Munir Khasru, 3 Panelists – Dr. Kyung-Shick Choi, Alok Bansal and Dr. Priyadarshi Dash.
*Speech of Ms. Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas was read out as she could not attend due to unavoidable circumstances.

Session IV: Human and Economic Security: Leveraging SDGs for Economic Development and Social Stability

From left: Keynote Speaker – Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Moderator – Hitomi Kubo, 3 Panelists – Dr. Joseph Siracusa, Dr. P.K. Anand and Krishna Kumar

Book Launch

IPAG’s publication “The Digital Age, Cyber Space, and Social Media: The Challenges of Security & Radicalization” launched during the Business Session.

Australian Cyber Conference 2018
October 9-11, 2018
Melbourne, Australia

Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG moderating a session on Building a Cyber Security Strategy that Works during the Australian Cyber Security Conference 2018 organized by the Australian Information Security Association (AISA)

International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress
July 22 -25
Brisbane, Australia

IPSA is one of the largest politics conferences in the world, with around 2400 attendees from government, industry, and academia. A variety of important topics were covered throughout the conference, with keynote speakers addressing the growing problems being experienced in democratic states around the world.

IPAG was represented at the IPSA world congress in Brisbane by Jeremiah Brown, Senior Research Associate, IPAG.  Jeremiah presented two separate papers at IPSA. One paper titled ‘Disadvantage and Democracy: Why Income and Education Matter for Attitudes Towards Democracy’ was presented with a co-author, Dr. Andrew Klassen, from Charles Darwin University. The other paper was titled ‘Democracy as Citizen Agency: The Capability Approach as a Theory of Democracy

Conference on Sustainable Peace and Development in a Polarising World: Perspectives and Contributions from the Commonwealth of Nations
April 9-11, 2018
Brisbane, Australia

Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG was the moderator in the session “Challenges to Peace and Development in the Commonwealth” during the conference on Sustainable Peace and Development in a Polarising World: Perspectives and Contributions from the Commonwealth of Nations organized by the Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University; on April 09-11, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. He was also a panelist during the sessions “Contextualising Sustainable Peace and Development in the Commonwealth, “Reconciliation Across the Commonwealth” and Muslims Building Peace and Security in the Commonwealth”.

Upcoming Projects

Two-Day International Conference on Globalization in The Age of Disruption
Melbourne, Australia

Recognizing the pervasive effects of technology and globalization on the economy, IPAG and RMIT University will jointly organize an international conference on “Globalization in The Age of Disruption” in Melbourne, Australia”. The conference was earlier scheduled to be organized on June 15-16, 2020, but has now been postponed to early 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The intent is to bring into a common platform, relevant experts, analysts and practitioners, who in the course of their discussions and presentations, will shed light into how the technological sphere, regional geopolitical landscape, strategic & human security issues, socio-economic parameters, social media, climate change, global institutions will be shaped in this new age of globalization fueled by new forms of disruptions..

One-Day International Conference on Impact of 4IR on Trade and Technology in the Asia Pacific (AP): Challenges and Opportunities
April 2021
Melbourne, Australia

In the advent of Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) and era of innovation propelled growth in the Asia Pacific region, IPAG Asia Pacific and Global trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) will come together and organize a One-Day International Conference on ‘’Impact of 4IR on Trade and Technology in the Asia Pacific (AP): Challenges and Opportunities” in Melbourne, Australia. The conference was earlier scheduled to be organized in April, 2020, but has now been postponed to early 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The objective of the Conference is to initiate the much-required discourse on measuring the direct and indirect impact of technological revolution on regional trading platform and performance of the Asia Pacific. This platform will also bring together international and regional sectorial experts to identify replicable best practices, provide insights on policies already implemented, identify what further can be done and recommend how regional policy coordination can be undertaken.