The Fourth Industrial Revolution, COVID-19, and women

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12:00–1:30pm Canberra Time / 10:00–11:30am Korea Time

Climate change, ageing populations, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution have presented the world with great challenges. Then, COVID-19 transformed our lives overnight, and we as individuals and as a society have struggled to understand and cope with this ‘new normal’. In her address, Professor Eun Mee Kim will reflect on these societal changes, especially on her own experience as President of Ewha Womans University in South Korea, and on what needs to be done so that existing inequalities are not replicated into the future.


Professor Eun Mee Kim is the 17th President of Ewha Womans University. She is Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies and Director of the Ewha Global Health Institute for Girls and Women. Professor Kim is globally recognised as a leading scholar on international development.

The AAC Speaker Series brings back some of our favourite speakers from the Australasian AID Conference, co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation.

This online seminar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded, and the recording will be available after the event on the Development Policy Centre website.

Arichika Okazaki

Arichika Okazaki is a Senior Program Officer at the Development Policy Centre.

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