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SIIA visits Taipei at the invitation of Institute of International Relations (IIR)

11 Jan SIIA visits Taipei at the invitation of Institute of International Relations (IIR)

SIIA visits Taipei at the invitation of Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Singapore, 11 January 2023: A delegation from the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), led by Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA and Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, will be visiting Taipei from the 11th to the 13th of January 2023 at the invitation of the Institute of International Relations (IIR), National Chengchi University. This is part of SIIA’s regular exchanges with think tanks in the Asia-Pacific region.

During the visit, the SIIA will participate in a dialogue with IIR and also meet senior policymakers, officials, and other think tanks to exchange views on international developments in a post-COVID world and explore opportunities to deepen collaboration among think tanks. The other members of the SIIA delegation comprise:

1. Manu Bhaskaran, SIIA Council Member and CEO, of Centennial Asia Advisors Pte Ltd.
2. Ho Tong Yen, SIIA Council Member and Chief Sustainability Officer & Director of Group Corporate Communications at Keppel Corporation
3. Oh Ei Sun, SIIA Senior Fellow and Principal Adviser for Pacific Research Centre of Malaysia
4. Lim Choon Leng, Director Policy Programmes and Development at the SIIA

Associate Professor Simon Tay said, “With the easing of the COVID-19 situation and resumption of international travel, the SIIA is pleased to resume dialogue with our friends and counterparts in the Asia-Pacific region. SIIA has a long-standing partnership with IIR and has been coordinating engagements between IIR and the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN-ISIS) network of think tanks.”

The SIIA is a non-profit and independent think tank focused on promoting a better understanding of international affairs. We are committed to producing policy-relevant research, analysis and fostering in-depth dialogues bridging gaps between policymakers, private sector decision-makers, and experts to shape public policy and social responses.


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Established in 1962, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is a non-profit and independent think tank committed to producing policy analysis, fostering in-depth dialogues and bridging gaps between policymakers, private sector decision-makers and experts to shape public policy and social responses. Centred around ASEAN focused themes, the institute aims to deliver policy analysis in international affairs and on issues driving environmental sustainability. The SIIA has been consistently ranked as one of the leading think tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, in the Global Go To Think Tank Index by the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2017, the SIIA was ranked the No. 1 independent think tank in Asia. It was also recognised as one of the top 50 think tanks globally, excluding the United States of America. For two consecutive years since 2019, it was recognised as the No. 1 think tank in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific (excluding India). In 2020, it was also recognised as one of the think tanks with the best policy and institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic