Our Co-Founder Shraddha Bhandari was invited to represent Intelligentsia Risk Advisors and speak as a special panel guest at the prestigious Harvard Program for Asian and International Relations Conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
She shared the dias with top policy makers, academicians and business community. Utilising Shraddha’s core expertise on geopolitics, her panel topic was ‘ASEAN in Crisis: The South China Sea Dispute’ wherein she spoke about how economic inter-linkages and business interests have worked to temper the political and geo-political conflict triggers. Through the discussion, Shraddha put forth how regional supply chains, production networks and trade linkages are often overlooked while overestimating the threat of conflict escalation in the South China sea. A balanced assessment taking into account all factors – political, economic, cultural and nationalist is necessary to understand and prepare for the issues at hand.