On January 19th, 2022, over 80 participants attended the webinar “The Geopolitics
and Trends in Supply Chains Shifts”, offered by Dr. Amitendu Palit, a Senior
Research Fellow and Research Lead (Trade and Economics) at the Institute of South
Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, in conversation with moderator Dr.
Stephen Nagy, a senior associate professor at the International Christian University in
Throughout the conversation, Dr. Palit illustrated the geopolitics and trends in supply
chains shifts through discussions on diversification, repositioning, and resilience of
supply chains. Following his remarks, the event expanded these discussions through a
Q&A on various points, such as the difference in the interests of relevant actors or the
potential gains of the decoupling of supply chains, highlighting challenges and
possibilities of supply chain shifts. The event provided a valuable opportunity to
explore the drivers and direction of supply chain diversification in the Indo-Pacific
region, as both speakers and participants shared and exchanged their views actively.
By Sema Gelegen for YCAPS