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06 Apr 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

The resource sector in ASEAN – the source of many raw materials for global supply chains – faces rising pressure to balance environmental and social concerns alongside economic needs. Governments are stepping up law enforcement to combat long-standing problems such as slash-and-burn practices. Various large...

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29 Mar Will Populism Trump in the Upcoming Elections in Europe?

This year will see major elections in the European Union’s largest member states, France and Germany. In the United States, US President Donald Trump has established a precedent of a populist outsider getting in to power. In this context, is the election of Ms Marine...

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13 Mar Technology and the Future of Jobs

Event Summary How can workers keep pace with a rapidly-changing job market? As part of our Global Citizens Singapore (GCS) programme, and in the context of Singapore’s Budget 2017 and the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report, we organised a discussion on “Technology and the...

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14 Feb A Test of Democracy – Indonesia’s New Normal

The Jakarta gubernatorial election has been dominating headlines with the incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (better known as Ahok) being accused of blasphemy. This election has become more than just a race for the governor's office, with wider implications for Indonesia's religious freedom, transparency, and democracy. To...

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07 Feb New Year’s Party – 2017 Outlook

What will 2017 bring for the governments, businesses, and citizens of South-east Asia? We held our New Year's Party on Tuesday 7 Feb, focusing on what lies ahead for the region in the Year of the Rooster, featuring views from Mr Manu Bhaskaran, Founding Director...

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17 Jan “Hate Spin”: Dr. Cherian George

On 17 Jan 2017, we held an evening talk with Dr. Cherian George on his latest book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy. The session was part of our Global Citizens Singapore series, looking beyond traditional politics and economics...

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10 Jan Singapore, Green Finance and the Collaborative Challenge

The Singapore Management University (SMU), United Nations Environment (UNEP), and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) jointly organised a public event on ‘Singapore, Green Finance and the Collaborative Challenge’, on 10 Jan 2017. The session was attended by some 120 participants. This event was...

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23 Nov Understanding Duterte’s Policy Moves: What can Asia expect?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made headlines since taking office - and has sparked a sudden interest in the Philippines. On Wednesday 23 November, we held an evening talk with Mr. David Timberman, Lee Kong Chian Research Fellow, National University of Singapore and Stanford University, examining...

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10 Nov SIIA Dinner: Bright spots in a dark world

On 10 Nov 2016, we held our SIIA Dinner 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Our guest of honour was Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence. The theme for the evening was "Bright Spots in a Dark World",...

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