Join the South-East Asia Regional Symposium 2023
7:00-7:15pm | Opening + Prayer
7:15-8:00pm | Session 1: Medical Care for Vulnerable Populations
Session Description: Access to quality medical care is a major issue for vulnerable populations in South and East Asia and around the world. In this session, panelists will discuss medical access and technology for vulnerable populations in the region, including senior citizens, Rohinga refugees, and refugee populations in Thailand.
8:00-8:10pm | Break
8:10-9:00pm | Session 2: New Technologies and Human Rights
A recent such potentially disruptive technology is artificial intelligence (AI), which may bring about high levels of automation of previously uniquely human tasks including writing, decision making, and opinion dissemination. This technology, as well as other recent technologies such as the development of humanoid robots, also begins to prompt questions about the uniqueness of human consciousness and nature.
In this session, panelists will discuss the impacts of these new technologies from a variety of cultural and religious perspectives.
9:00-9:10pm | Break
9:10-10pm | SEA Performances and Reflections
10:00-10:10pm | Break
10:10-11:00pm | SEA Interfaith Reflections on the Environment and One Health
The ancient wisdom of religions and indigenous populations contributes unconventional approaches toward the resolution of this crisis and enables bringing a sense of health and balance, not only to people’s lives, but also to the planet.
In this session, panelists will share solutions and methods from their respective faith traditions, weaving a tapestry of South-East Asian approaches toward the problems plaguing our world.
- Prof. Chao-yu Wu, Yuan Ze University
- Prof. Kent Lin, Tzu Chi University
- Prof. Upendra Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Dr Jacinta Tangil, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
- Vox Nativa Children’s Choir
The Symposium is free to attend for all registered attendees of the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Interested in just the Symposium? $30 Southeast Asia Regional Symposium 2023 – Online tickets can be purchased at app.powr.org