Patrick Doyle is the Deputy Director- Finance and Outreach Coordinator for Asia Pacific Week Conference 2020. He is in his 4th year studying a Bachelor of International Relations and a Bachelor of Economics.
What issue in the Asia-Pacific region are you most passionate about/intrigued by?
Development in mainland Southeast Asia and the livelihoods of minority ethnic groups.
What does the 2020 APW theme 'When Oceans Rise: Surging Voices and Hidden Perspectives' mean to you?
To me, the theme represents the emerging narratives which are being told by previously silenced or unheard groups both in Asia and the Pacific. The development of new information channels and an increasingly connected world has brought new issues to the forefront which this theme tries to explore.
Where do you want to travel in the Asia and the Pacific region?
I would love to travel more in Laos, particularly in the South and through much of Myanmar.