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Appointment of Prof. Simon Tay as Member on the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Council

02 May Appointment of Prof. Simon Tay as Member on the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Council

 

Prof Simon Tay

Simon S.C. Tay is Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. He is concurrently a tenured Associate Professor, teaching international law at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also appointed as an Eminent Person to the ASEAN Regional Forum and Eminent Expert to the International Advisory Panel on Transboundary Pollution, and on the National Climate Change Network.

From 1992 to 2008 he served in a number of public appointments for Singapore. These included serving as Chairman of Singapore’s National Environment Agency (2002-2008); and as an independent Nominated Member of Parliament (1997-2001). In 2006, Professor Tay received the Public Service Medal from the Singapore Government, a National Day Award.

Professor Tay is also a writer. His commentaries feature regularly in regional newspapers. His book, Asia Alone: the Dangerous Post Crisis Divide from America (Wiley 2010) was well reviewed in the Economist, Financial Times and regional media.. Further, he is a prize-winning author of fiction, with five books of stories and poems. In 2010, his novel City of Small Blessings was awarded the Singapore Literature Prize. He recently published a collection of short stories titled “Middle and First”.

 

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