Four Periscopes:
New visions for the future

Four Periscopes is a new virtual forum that will catalyse vibrant debate and discussion on the new global challenges and opportunities. It brings together students, alumni, faculty and other external partners to better understand the uncertain future and develop new knowledge to develop solutions to catalyse positive change.

Upcoming Events

Watch this space for the latest news and updates on Four Periscopes. Join us in our next session. If you have a fresh and new idea on what we should discuss and debate next, then share it with us by filling out the form below.

Featured Faculty Speakers

Emil Bolongaita

Head and Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Management, CMU-A

Danura Miriyagalla

Deputy Head and Professor of the Practice, CMU-A

Tim O'Loughlin

Professor of the Practice, CMU-A

TK Lim

Teaching Professor of Finance and Public Policy, CMU-A

Murli Viswanathan

Associate Teaching Professor of Information Technology, CMU-A

Riaz Esmailzadeh

Teaching Professor, Management of Information Technology, CMU-A

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Testimonials

"Thank you - very interesting and useful for these challenging times." - Mandy Lyons, Australia, CMU-A Alumnus
"Thank you CMU-A for establishing such a platform." - Zaidul Alam, Bangladesh, CMU-A Alumnus
"I really enjoyed it. Thank you all.
" - Sana Zia, Pakistan, CMU-A Alumnus


Past Events

Emergence of a New Asia

There is a new Asia emerging in response to health, economic and financial crises enveloping the world. Asia’s role as the global engine of socio-economic growth is likely to be tested even as clear signs emerge that it is one of the few regions that will withstand and perhaps even strengthen its global position after the end of the COVID 19 crisis.

There are significant challenges as well as opportunities ahead. Holding the bulk of the global population, the region holds the promise of a better future to drive global collaboration, innovation, and investment.

How likely are countries in Asia able to adapt quickly and adopt the policies needed for a new vision? What actions are required for a new vision to be realised?

PANEL 1: Macro-economy

Regional Perspectives:

  • Prof. Emil Bolongaita, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia
  • Prof. TK Lim, Teaching Professor of Finance and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia
  • Prof. Tim O'Loughlin, Professor of the Practice, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia

Local Perspectives:

  • Vietnam: Tuan Nguyen, Consultant to the Government of Vietnam
  • China: Prof. Yongqiang Li, Distinguished Professor of Law
  • India: Dr. Sangeeta Goel, Director General, Doordarshan and All India Radio, India
  • Bangladesh: Rod Sollesta, Deputy Team Leader, South Asia Australia Awards Program, Scope Global

Overarching Panel Discussion Questions

  1. What key policy shifts will governments be compelled or choose to make in the next few years?
  2. How are governments adapting to increasing budget deficits and reduced economic activity?
  3. How are comparative advantages changing in relation to other countries?
  4. How are governance models likely to change as challenges are overcome and opportunities emerge?
  5. What will be the strategic public investments that will drive prosperity?

PANEL 2: Micro-economy

Regional Perspective:

  • Prof. Danura Miriyagalla, Professor of the Practice, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia

Local Perspectives:

  • Cambodia: Mr. Reaksmay Hong, Country Director, Action AID - Cambodia
  • Philippines: Mr. Elvin Uy, Director for Operations, Philippine Business for Social Progress
  • Mongolia: Ms. Ariunbilig Tsedendamba, Operations Manager, Orem Group of Companies
  • Bhutan: Mr. Yeshi Dorji, Independent Consultant, Bhutan
  • Pakistan: Ms. Sana Zia, Programme Adviser, DFID - Pakistan


Overarching Panel Discussion Questions

  1. How are businesses and communities adapting to the challenges?
  2. What sectors are likely to sustain the economy?
  3. How will social issues that are likely to emerge with the changing economic realities be overcome?
  4. What are the effects on employment?
  5. How are businesses shifting their roles within global supply chains?

New Visions for the Future

Watch Full Perisocopes: New Visions for the Future Ep 1

This is a time of unprecedented upheaval globally. Societies and institutions will have to cope with significant socio-economic challenges well beyond the period of the COVID-19 disease. Despite the challenges, there are also opportunities for growth and positive change arising from the nexus of public policy, technology, analytics and management.

New perspectives (from North, South, East and West) are needed – the world is unlikely to ever be what is was. To provide insights on the emerging future, Carnegie Mellon University in Australia has launched “Four Periscopes”.

Two panel discussions involving students, alumni and faculty were held as part of the first event:

  1. Imagining a new international public policy architecture after COVID-19
  2. Technology and data analytics as the driver for greater employment growth after COVID-19



Alumni Speakers in Panel 1

  • Alvaro Cedeno, Former Costa Rican Ambassador to WTO and Japan
  • Sangeeta Goel, Additional Director General, Doordharsan and All India Radio, Government of India
  • Yongqiang Li, Distinguished Professor of Law, North China University of Technology, China
  • Jessica Lynch, Manager for Culture and Performance, Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, South Australia
  • Aadil Mansoor, Senior Development Effectiveness Specialist, Islamic Development Bank Headquarters – Saudi Arabia; Former Assistant Resident Representative – UNDP Pakistan
  • Amos Ndhlovu, Director, Office of the President - Public Service Management Division, Zambia
  • Kevin Pugh, Director, Revenue Forecasting and Analysis, Treasury, Government of New South Wales
  • Anthony Wolak, Finance Manager, El Salvador
  • Ibrahim Zuharee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of The Maldives

Alumni Speakers in Panel 2

  • Alvaro Cedeno, Chief Exponential Officer, IoT Republik, Former Costa Rican Ambassador to WTO and Japan
  • Evamay de la Rosa, Director, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Mindanao, Government of the Philippines
  • Andrei Martin Diamante, Enterprise Transformation Data Analyst, Energy Australia
  • Akhilesh Harsh, Business Partner (Analytics), Department of Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
  • Shweta Vichare, Bid Manager Europe SBU, Capgemini, India

Faculty Speakers

  • Emil Bolongaita, Head and Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Management, CMU-A
  • Riaz Esmailzadeh, Director, Department of Information and Communications Technology, CMU-A
  • Jonathan Mendilow, CMU-A/Flinders Fulbright Professor in Applied Public Policy
  • Danura Miriyagalla, Deputy Head and Professor of the Practice, CMU-A
  • Tim O'Loughlin, Professor of the Practice, CMU-A
  • Murli Viswanathan, Associate Teaching Professor of Information Technology, CMU-A

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