The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (“RCEP”) agreement concluded between 15 Asian countries is a significant milestone for future trade, investment and commerce. In a conference series hosting expert commentators from the various member countries, we provide multidisciplinary perspectives on the RCEP.
Join us on 20 December 2020
Impressions from the thought-provoking first session of the RCEP and Beyond: Multidisciplinary Perspectives webinar series. THANK YOU: @Prof. Afikumi Kuchiki, The Open University of Japan, discussing the potential economic benefits to Japan and future trends of FDI; @ Mr. David Uren, The Australian Strategic Policy Center, sharing his observations regarding the RCEP and the remaining mines in the Australia-China relationship; @ Prof. Jihye Lim, George Mason University Korea examining South Korea strategic benefits and central position in Asia following the ratification of RCEP; @Jun Wang, a Ph.D Candidate at CASS, China, calling for a more inclusive future for Asia; @Rafli Zulfikar, columnist and researcher at the Center for International Studies and Trade, Indonesia expressing his concerns over the limited benefits of the agreement to Indonesia; @ Pairot Anuratpanich, attorney at law and founding partner at Chinnadej & Associates, Bangkok, Thailand sharing his realistic practitioner’s view and concerns over the remaining challenges to intra-asia trade; @ Dr. Marcia Don Harpaz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem providing excellent comments and more homework for us all to reflect on before the next session. Thank you to the attendees with wonderful questions we unfortunately did not have time to discuss. Thank you for Dr. Danielle Gurevitch and Dangoor Centre at Bar Ilan University for the support and hosting of the event. A recording of the Webinar is available Here: (will be added soon). Kudos to Dr. Alon Levkowitz, Dr. Michal Zelcer Lavid and Dr. Hadas Peled, the organizing committee. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021!