The International Relations Department of Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia, invited me to take part in their online talkshow (Kelas Digital) series, “Ask The Expert” I was interviewed by Ms. Ratih Indraswari, a lecturer at the department. The full video is available below.
I was invited to speak on “Land Use Change, Fires and Haze” on 9 December 2020, as part of the lecture series on Climate Controversies in Southeast Asia, organised by the Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn.
I was invited to deliver a talk to the students of the Persatuan Ekonomi Universiti Malaya (PEKUMA – University of Malaya Economics Club) on 14 November 2019, to enlighten students on recent political developments of the transboundary crisis in the light of the recent haze season in September and November 2019.
I was invited to be part of a panel entitled “How can we ensure our science leads to
improvement of the atmospheric environment?” at the International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Application to Air Quality (ASAAQ) 15, 2019. I presented a short talk on “Transboundary Haze and the Science-Policy Interface” where I shared my own personal experiences, challenges and opportunities as a social scientist working together with scientists to inform policy on transboundary haze in this region. The other panellists in the session was the renowned Professor Roy Harrison, air quality expert from University of Birmingham and Dr David Tan, systems thinking expert from the United Nations University.
My time studying in Sydney, Australia was an important formative period for me, and I enjoy mentoring and advising other young people who are on the same path. This year, I was once again invited to share my experiences with a group of young Malaysian leaders from the Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia (MASCA) at the Australian Network Leader’s Summit 2018, held in KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie Campus.
As a Keynote Speaker, I was tasked to speak on the topic of “What Happens After Graduation”. I tried to provide the attendees with insights on two important aspects of this question: how to choose between continuing postgraduate studies or entering the workforce, and how to use the skills obtained through involvement in activities like MASCA in the “real world”. The session ended with a lively discussion session moderated by Ms Suwarna Ramanathan.
I was invited by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (Kuala Lumpur office) to give a presentation on my book, “The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia: Palm Oil and Patronage”. Apart from the book’s major findings, I also provided some analysis of latest developments on the issue, including Jokowi’s approach to haze mitigation and Singapore’s new form of engagement with ASEAN over haze. Other RSPO offices around the world also followed the talk via weblink. The Prezi for the lecture can be found here.
I was invited to share my views on ASEAN Regional Governance over Haze with a group of Urban Studies majors at the Yale-NUS College, Singapore on 27 September 2016. The Prezi of this presentation, entitled “Regional Governance in Response to Haze: Arguments For and Against” can be found here. I also shared the same presentation with a group of International Relations majors from UniSZA that visited the Department of International and Strategic Studies on 22 September 2016.
I was given the opportunity to share my research with a group of professionals undertaking a Masters in Land Management course at the Faculty of Agriculture, University Putra Malaysia. The course was coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Husni bin Abdul Hanif, who is an expert on peat soil science. My Prezi for this lecture can be found here.
I was invited by the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Malaysia to give a talk on Multilateral Diplomacy on Economic and Environmental Issues, at their Workshop on Diplomacy and Security for ASEAN Mid-Level Career Diplomats under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme.
I am sharing here the prezi of my lecture.