Event Highlights

Seminar on Has Malaysian Islam been Salafized?


This seminar revealed that the form of Islam that normatively understood and practised in Malaysia, e.g. Malaysian Islam, has undergone myriad changes as a result of gradual internalization of the Wahhabi brand of Salafism since the 1970s. 



Myanmar Forum 2016


ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute partnered with the University of Michigan’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies for the Myanmar Forum which was held on Friday, 20 May 2016.  



Seminar on U.S. Policy and Chinese Influence along ASEAN’s Northern Tier Seminar


This seminar emphasized how U.S. policies have sometimes undermined America’s appeal as a hedging partner, stunted ASEAN’s mainland states’ ability to diversify and integrate into the ASEAN-centered institutional matrix, and left them more inclined to lean on China and to bear the resultant risks.



Seminar on Realising the ASEAN Economic Community: Views from Business and Non-Governmental Sectors


This seminar examined existing ASEAN mechanisms for government-private engagemen and consultation.



Seminar on “Their Accent Would Betray Them”: Undocumented Immigrants and the Sound of Illegality in the East Malaysian Borderlands


Andrew M. Carruthers shared his views on how state agents denote illegality in Sabah.



Seminar on Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook


In this seminar both speakers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlight the challenges and prospects facing economies in Asia and the Pacific



The Dig: 100 Days of the Empress Place Archaeology Rescue Excavation


Opening of photography exhibition “The Dig: 100 Days of the Empress Place Rescue Archaeology Excavation” at the Asian Civilisations Museum.



Seminar on Political and Economic Risk in Malaysia beyond 1MDB


In this seminar, Jahabar Sadiq goes through the saga and the scenarios that could develop for the next 12 months.



Seminar on Adenan, Autonomy and the Alternatives: Sarawak Decides 2016


This seminar discussed the forthcoming eleventh Sarawak state election to be held on 7 May 2016.



‘Abode of Kings’: Naypyidaw and the Politics of Reform


Dr Nicholas Farrelly’s seminar focused on the city of Naypyidaw and how its evolving role has both supported and accommodated Myanmar’s trajectory and politics of reform.