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23 Jan We’re all just trying to make sense of the middle

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was interviewed on his latest collection of short stories, 'Middle & First'. This interview originally appeared in The Straits Times on 25 Dec 2016, and was republished by Star2, the lifestyle channel of The Star, on 23 Jan 2017. In this excerpt,...

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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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14 Jan On the Record – Simon Tay, Author

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was interviewed by 938LIVE's Bharati Jagdish on his work and his latest book, "Middle & First". The interview was aired on Friday 13 Jan. The full audio is available on SoundCloud and a brief video clip was posted by 938LIVE on Facebook....

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11 Jan Is Singapore at risk of becoming a rentier society?

David Pilling, Africa editor at the Financial Times, was quoted in an editorial by Lee Su Shyan for The Straits Times on 11 Jan 2017. Mr. Pilling's comments were made at a Future50 dialogue organised by the SIIA in conjunction with SG50. The editorial in...

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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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15 Nov Indonesia-Singapore retreat: Building trust on three issues

When Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo meets Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today, it will be their first-ever bilateral retreat. There will be plenty to discuss between the leaders of the two countries. Both are making efforts to cooperate, yet — as with all...

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15 Nov SIIA: A year in review

A look at the SIIA’s 2016 & how you can support our efforts   With the U.S. Presidential Elections, BREXIT, the South China Sea ruling, climate change, and inauguration of new leaders in Philippines, Taiwan and Myanmar, 2016 has been an exciting year for international affairs, and...

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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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