Event Highlights

Seminar on Returning to the Roots: Lim Tze Peng’s Visions of the Nanyang Dream


Ms Chinmiao Hsu studies contemporary Chinese ink artists in Singapore and examined their development, issues of identity, and Chinese ink’s rejuvenation with Nanyang artists as historical references.


Seminar on Visualizing a New Kampuchea: Developing a Post Khmer Rouge National Art Identity


Ms Christine Ege addressed the creation of a new Cambodian identity, and how artists chose to represent or reject what has traditionally or politically been defined as “Cambodian”.


Seminar on Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia: A Game Changer or a Non-Starter?


In this seminar, Mr Mukhriz Mahathir argued that the newly formed political party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia was instrumentally positioned to win over Malay voters whomay start to abandon UMNO.


Seminar on De-Globalisation Sentiments and Risks for ASEAN Economies


This seminar was held at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute to discuss the implications of global developments on ASEAN economies. Click on to read more.


Visit by Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin to ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Instiute.


Tunku Zain Abidin dropped by at ISEAS-Yusof ishak Institute this morning to meet friends.


Launch of New Book: Yusof Ishak – A Man of Many Firsts


ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute launched a new pictorial book authored by ISEAS Deputy Director, Dr Ooi Kee Beng, titled Yusof Ishak – A Man of Many Firsts on 5 May 2017. Click on to read more.


Conference on Political and Economic Trends in the Riau Islands


Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this conference discussed current political and economic developments in the Riau Islands. The following three themes were covered at this conference: rapid economic change in Riau, effects of decentralisation, and the development model of the islands.


NSC Lecture on Seeing Through the Forest: Lost Cities, Remote Sensing and LiDAR Applications in Archaeology


Dr. D. Kyle Latinis, Visiting Fellow at the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC), discussed the latest advances in remote sensing technology for archaeological research – LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). LiDAR is revolutionizing the study of ancient urban landscapes in Southeast Asia.


Seminar on Uncertainties in the Relationships between Great and Small Powers in Asia


Professor Michael Yahuda, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the London School of Economics, and Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, delivered a presentation entitled “Uncertainties in the Relationship between Great and Small Powers in Asia”. The talk attracted an audience of over 60 people including diplomats, scholars, researchers, students and business people.


Seminar on The Culture of Impunity and Alternative Memories in Films: A Comparative Study of Indonesia and Thailand by Chontida Auikool


This was the ninth session in the Arts in Southeast Asia Seminar Series, organised by the Regional Social & Cultural Studies Programme at ISEAS. ISEAS warmly welcomed Ms Chontida Auikool, a lecturer from International Studies programme at Thammasat University, Bangkok. More than 20 participants from local institutions, including film lecturers and artists, as well as the general public attended the talk.