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.

ASEAN united: What the US can and can't do
2 FEB 2016
SIIA Chairman Simon Tay looks at the implications of the upcoming summit where President Obama will host his ASEAN counterparts.

SIIA ranked highly in global index for fourth year
2 FEB 2016

For the fourth year running, the SIIA has been ranked among the top Asian think tanks in the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index

How Indonesia deals with terrorism
2 FEB 2016

The Jakarta attack has had limited effects on the economy so far, but Jokowi must counter the root causes of extremism, say SIIA's Nicholas Fang and Cheryl Tan.

ASEAN should stop human trafficking
22 JAN 2015

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay, Aaron Choo and Shangari Kiruppalini discuss the ongoing tragedy of human trafficking and how this must be a priority for ASEAN.


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