Event Highlights

Professor Donald Weatherbee, ISEAS Visiting Professorial Fellow, discussed Indonesia’s foreign policies under Jokowi

 

Professor Donald Weatherbee delivered a seminar – “Making Sense of Indonesian Foreign Policy Under Jokowi” at ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute.

 

 

Lecture on Javanese Mouse Deer and Chinese Lions: Early Islamic Sinicised Imprints in Java’s North Coast Sculpture (15th – early 17th century)

 

This lecture examined the iconography of the lion in Javanese Islamic funerary art from the 15th to 17th century as little is known about the early Islamic period in Java. This is due to the scarcity of textual and material sources from the early Islamic phase in Javanese history.

 

 

Extremism, Trauma, and Therapy: Addressing the Rise of ISIS in the Middle East

 

This seminar explored notions of trauma and associated therapy in order to reflect upon the devastating rise of ISIS in the Middle East, and how it can be addressed. It also looks at extremist tendencies, such as ISIS that actually weaponises trauma.

 

 

2-Day Conference on The Malaysian Economy Towards 2020: Issues and Challenges

 

This conference brought together prominent economists working on various aspects of the Malaysian economy with the goal of examining and assessing the extent to which the government’s current economic policies are able to address the challenges of achieving a developed country status by the year 2020.

 

 

Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre International Workshop and Launch of the Archaeology Unit Gallery

 

This workshop is an open forum sharing experiences of practitioners, policy makers and researchers from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand. The speakers showcase current – many as yet unpublished internationally-projects that give voice to local priorities.

 

 

Launch of Report, “US-Japan Relations and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands”

 

The launch by the authors of the report, Dr Satu P. Limaye and Dr Tsutomu Kikuchi, was held at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute on Friday, 11 March 2016. 

 

 

Handover Ceremony of the Private Papers of Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan

 

Private papers of prominent banker and philanthropist among those added to ISEAS Library’s collection. 

 

 

9th Outreach Programme for University Students (OPUS) Lecture Series with Niigata University

 

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute held the 9th edition of the Outreach Programme for University Students (OPUS) Lecture Series with Niigata University Students on 4 March 2016.
 

 

 

Discussion and Launch of Drifting into Politics: The Unfinished Memoirs of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman

 

The event was occasioned by the publication of the autobiography of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, Drifting into Politics: The Unfinished Memoirs of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman.

 

 

51st Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow (LKYEF): Visit by HE Say Samal, Minister of the Enviroment, Cambodia

 

HE Say Samal, Minister of the Environment, Cambodia, visited Singapore from the 24 to 30 January under the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship (LKYEF).