Event Highlights

Seminar on The Trump Administration and Southeast Asia: The First 10%


A three member panel consisting of Mr. Walter Lohman, Director of the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C., Professor Joseph Liow, Dean of the Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Dr. Ian Storey, Senior Fellow at the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute discussed President Trump’s approach to Southeast Asia.


Seminar on The Thai Military’s Civil Affairs Projects: From Counter-Insurgency to Counter-Democracy


ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute had the pleasure of having Dr Puangthong Pawakapan to speak on “The Thai Military’s Civil Affairs Projects: From Counter-Insurgency to Counter-Democracy”. 


Seminar on Recent Political Developments in Malaysia and Implications for PRU 14


The Malaysia Studies Program’s Seminar Series was privileged to welcome Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, a medical doctor and Parti Socialis Malaysia’s sole Member of Parliament for Sungei Siput, Perak, to ISEAS. 


Seminar on Blasphemy: The Interplay between Law, Politics, and Religion in Indonesia


Dr Dian A. H. Shah discussed the high-profile case of the former Jakarta governor, Ahok, which has triggered worries about the politicization of ethno-religious sentiments in Indonesia.


Seminar on Johor’s Forest City: Challenges, Mitigation and Sustainability


Dr. Serina gave a comprehensive introduction to the Forest City project and elaborated on its massive environmental impact and potential socio-economic consequences.


Seminar on China’s ‘New Assertiveness’ and the Decline in East Asian Regionalism: Implications for ASEAN


Dr Yeo examined the strong narrative on East Asian regionalism which emerged in scholarly discourse during the 1990s has been in decline since the late 2000s. 


Seminar on Power Shift in Cambodia? The Implications of the Commune Elections


Dr Vannarith Chheang provided a succinct and in-depth analysis of the recent commune election results in Cambodia and what they portend for the national election in 2018


Seminar on APEC Regional Integration and Connectivity in an Era of Populist Policies


The Singapore APEC Study Centre invited policymakers and experts to share their insights on the recently concluded trade ministers meeting from the 21 APEC member economies in Hanoi, Vietnam.


Seminar on The United States and China in Southeast Asia: Competitive Coexistence?


Prof David Shambaugh spoke about the new dynamics governing U.S.-China relations and its impact in the region’s strategic and geopolitical landscape.


Seminar on Alternatives to Autocracy: A New Paradigm for Malaysia


Mr Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad observed that the emergence of both sectarian and progressive movements has a common source which is the widespread disappointment with the prevalent economic malaise and discussed similar trends in Malaysia.