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.

Survey: What does ASEAN mean to you?
SEP 2016

We are working with ERIA and the ASEAN Secretariat to find out what people expect from the ASEAN grouping, which turns 50 next year. Tell us what you think.

Jokowi's Indonesia: Shifting to Reform and New Growth
22 AUG 2016

This special report released at our 9th ASEAN & Asia Forum looks at Indonesia's economic shift and the key challenges that must be addressed.

US committed to Asia-Pacific for long term: Obama
7 SEP 2016

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in The Straits Times on President Obama's remarks in Laos that the US is committed to Asia and the TPP.

SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen on fires and haze
16 SEP 2016

SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen appeared on Channel 8 News' Focus programme, discussing the recurring transboundary haze situation.


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

Fighting the Flames: Sustainability Revisited (Full Programme)
3-on-3 with Steve Okun: TPP will keep US engaged in Asia

3-on-3 with Denis Hew: TPP will have a positive impact on Asia
3-on-3 with Amb. Nina Hachigian: On the US role in ASEAN