50th Anniversary

As the SIIA celebrates its 50th anniversary, it aims to develop thinking and the sharing of perspectives about changes that will be key to considering Singapore’s potential roles and challenges in the next 50 years, in the context of Asia and the world.

In March 2012, the SIIA hosted a roundtable with Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme Administrator, which brought young activists, social entrepreneurs and academics together to talk about current issues affecting Singaporeans. As part of its new move to the Atrium, the SIIA hopes to continue to grow its strong links and partnerships with civil society organisations in Singapore.

Palm Oil: The Good, the Bad and the Coy
27 NOV 2015
In this article for ENVISION, SIIA's Cheong Poh Kwan and Lau Xin Yi check out local supermarkets and ask what's the deal with food containing palm oil?

Haze: Insights from the worst-hit provinces
23 NOV 2015

On 23 Nov, the SIIA held a public seminar featuring perspectives from Indonesian experts and activists from the worst-hit provinces in Indonesia.

New demands in engaging China
5 NOV 2015

Xi Jinping's first state visit to S'pore will do more than just mark 25 years of relations, say SIIA Chairman Simon Tay and researcher Shangari Kiruppalini

The 50 Year Future for Singapore
25 JUN 2015
In conjunction with SG50, the SIIA has launched our F50 Report on "The 50 Year Future for Singapore in Asia and the World".


Current areas of focus for events and policy outreach.
Articles written by our staff, fellows and council members, featured in Singapore and international media.
SIIA in the News
Media coverage of the institute's events, news stories featuring our experts, and press releases.
SIIA Insights
Concise summaries of current issues in the news, including brief analysis from our staff and experts.
SIIA Members in the News
Media coverage of the institute's members and partner organisations.
Special reports, periodicals, and other publications available for download.
Featured Videos

In some ways, LKY is still here: SIIA Chairman Simon Tay
SWR 2015: Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan on fostering sustainability

SWR 2015: Keynote by Indonesian Deputy Minister Arief Yuwono
3 min with Dr. Cherian George on S'pore's changing politics and society