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About Us

Who We Are

 

Insights ● Networks ● Access

 
The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is a non-profit and independent think tank committed to producing policy analysis, fostering in-depth dialogues and bridging gaps between policymakers, private sector decision-makers and experts to shape public policy and social responses. Centred around ASEAN focused themes, the institute aims to deliver policy analysis in international affairs and on issues driving environmental sustainability. SIIA also plays a key role in Track II diplomacy, supplementing official dialogue between governments.

 

Established in 1962, the SIIA is a founding member of the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN-ISIS), a regional alliance of think tanks. The Institute is a membership-based organisation, bringing professionals and thought leaders from all sectors to the fore for robust discussions that catalyse positive change in society.

 

Since 2012, the SIIA has been consistently ranked as one of the leading think tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index by the University of Pennsylvania. In 2017, the SIIA was ranked the No. 1 independent think tank in Asia. It was also recognised as one of the top 50 think tanks globally, excluding the United States of America.

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Our Leadership

Our founders and early Council members include prominent thought-leaders and academics, such as Professor Tommy Koh, Singapore’s Ambassador-at- Large; the late Mr G.G. Thomson of the post-independence Political Studies Centre and Dr. Lau Teik Soon, previously a Member of Parliament, who chaired the institute from the 1980s to the early 1990s.

 

From 1999, the SIIA has been chaired by Associate Professor Simon SC Tay, a professor of law at the National University of Singapore, who has served as a Nominated Member of Parliament, and Chairman of the government’s National Environment Agency.

 

Since 2010, Mr Nicholas Fang, a former journalist, who has served as a Nominated Member of Parliament, joined as a Director of Security and Global Affairs. In 2005, the then President of the Republic, S.R.Nathan, graciously accepted the SIIA’s first Honorary Membership, followed by Professor Tommy Koh and Mr. JY Pillay in 2011 and 2014 respectively.

Our Structure

The SIIA has a professional secretariat that is guided by the voluntary efforts of our elected Council and Advisors, who are drawn from business and academic communities. The SIIA is funded by research grants, private donations, corporate sponsorship and membership subscriptions. The SIIA Endowment Fund is an Institution of Public Character (IPC) that qualifies to grant tax exemption for donations. From 2012, the SIIA has been housed in the International Involvement Hub, alongside other Singapore-based not-for- profit organisations that serve the regional and global communities.

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