Event Highlights

All 3 of ISEAS’ journals indexed on SCOPUS


ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (JSEAE), a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal focusing on economic issues in Southeast Asia, has been accepted for inclusion in the SCOPUS index, right on the back of its recent admission into the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)!


Indonesian Art in 1976: ‘A Hundred Years of Indonesian Art’


This 13th installment of the Arts in Southeast Asia Seminar Series, which was presented by Professor Adrian Vickers, brought new light on a crucial period of Indonesian art history.


Seminar on Malaysia in a Constitutional Democracy


Tan Sri Sheriff Kassim, a Malaysian former civil servant and an active member of the G-25, offered some riveting insights on two timely aspects of constitutional democracy in Malaysia – first, the administration of Islam; and second, the system of governance in the public sector.


Seminar on The Indonesia National Survey Project: Economy, Society and Politics


To enhance the understanding of dynamic economic, social, and political developments in Indonesia, in May 2017, the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute commissioned a nationwide survey in Indonesia, called the Indonesia National Survey Project (INSP).


Seminar on ‘Challenges for Railway Systems in South-East Asia’


Interesting insights by Mr Yoshitaka Ishii on the Japanese National Railways (JNR) presented at a seminar at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.


NSC Lecture on Tantrism and State Formation in Southeast Asia


Dr Andrea Acri, Associate Fellow at the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) and Maître de conférences at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris), discussed the important socio-religious phenomenon of tantrism and state-formation processes in premodern Southeast Asia.


ASEAN 50 Special


A collection of commentaries and analyses by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute researchers and other experts on 50 years of ASEAN. 


Seminar on Malaysian GE-14 Election Scenarios: Old and New Terrain


Based on her analysis of the various factors which could impact the Malaysian GE-14 election, Dr Bridget Welsh concluded that the electoral outcome is uncertain unlike previous general elections.


Seminar on Rising Religious and Ethnic Politics in the Upper Mekong Region


Dr Micah Morton spoke on how the global resurgence of religious and ethnic identity politics have been playing out in the borderlands of the Upper Mekong Region; and also on how local, national, and transnational religious and ethnic identities are being transformed by the region’s ongoing political and economic integration initiatives.


Seminar on The Infrastructure of Infrastructure in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Dr Hun Kim, Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, spoke on how urban planning and development in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is simultaneously a highly bureaucratic process on one hand, and also flexible on the other.