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Asia Democracy Research Network Online Workshop: Presentations on Northeast Asia

The East Asia Institute (EAI) held the first Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN) online workshop on August 4, 2020. At the workshop, ADRN members from Northeast Asia delivered their final presentation on their 'Social Media, Democracy, and Dissemination' research of the past year. The presentations were on the cases of Japan, Mongolia, Korea, and Taiwan in Northeast Asia and following the presentations, the members exchanged their opinions during Q&A session. Due to COVID-19, EAI decided to substitute the 11th ADRN Workshop at Taiwan—originally scheduled for August—with a series of online workshops. The second and third online ADRN workshops will be held during the next two weeks and will focus on the Southeast Asian and South Asian cases for the same research. ADRN was launched in 2013 under EAI’s leadership in order to analyze challenges against democracy in Asia and promote cooperation on pragmatic research projects that can contribute to democracy promotion and consolidation in the region. Democracy-related research think tanks from fourteen Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand are participating in this network. EAI is currently serving as a secretariat of the ADRN.   Presenters Maiko Ichihara, Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi University·Study team co-director at Democracy for the Future project, Japan Center for International Exchange (Japan) Bazarvaani Ariunbayar, CEO at the Academy of Political Education (Mongolia) Sook Jong Lee, Senior Fellow at East Asia Institute·Professor at Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea) Chin-en Wu, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica (Taiwan)   Program Manager Jinkyung Baek, Research Associate at EAI