Sharon Seah Li-Lian

Ms Sharon Seah
Senior Fellow
  • 0Coordinator0, 0ASEAN Studies Centre0
Research Interest
Climate governance in ASEAN; survey of climate attitudes in Southeast Asia; understanding the rule of law in ASEAN.

Researcher’s Profile

Prior to joining the ISEAS Yusof – Ishak Institute, Ms Seah was Associate Director of the NUS Centre for International Law. She has spent 14 years in the National Environment Agency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to entering academia, including a diplomatic posting to the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand from 2003 to 2007. Ms Seah maintains an interest in climate change and environmental issues; multilateralism and ASEAN development. Ms Seah graduated with a Master in Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne in 2018.


Current Research

  • Investigating the impacts and policy responses to climate change in Southeast Asia


Selected Publications

  • Are ASEAN Stimulus Dollars going towards Sustainability?, ISEAS Perspective, 19 August 2020
  • Climate Change: Let’s not waste a good crisis, ISEAS Commentary, 5 June 2020
  • ASEAN’s Covid-19 response: Practical Next Steps, ISEAS Perspective, 18 May 2020
  • Is ASEAN ready to deal with climate change, ASEANFocus, March 2020
  • Decoding the Paris Rulebook for Southeast Asia: Implementation and Its Challenges, CIL, 27 Nov 2019
  • Building a New Legal Order for the Oceans, Tommy Koh, edited by Sharon Seah, NUS Press, 2019
  • UN Climate Action Summit: Unlocking the Paris Agreement, RSIS Commentary, 18 Sep 2019
  • 50 Years of ASEAN and Singapore, edited by Tommy Koh, Sharon Seah Li-Lian and Chang Li-Lin, World Scientific Publishing, 2017
  • “Truth and Memory: Narrating Viet Nam”, Contestations of Memory, edited by Roxana Waterson and Kwok Kian Woon, NUS Press, 2012
  • “Truth and Memory: Narrating Viet Nam”, Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol 29, Issue 3, 2001