A+ A-

Singapore Lecture

The 45th Singapore Lecture by His Excellency Dr José Ramos-Horta, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste


President José Ramos-Horta delivered the 45th Singapore Lecture on 8th December 2022 entitled, “Timor-Leste: From Conflict to Reconciliation, Democracy, and Regional Integration.” President Ramos-Horta, the first-ever Timorese leader to deliver the Lecture, laid out Timor-Leste’s achievements over the past 20 years and its challenges for the future. He also expressed gratitude for Singapore’s support throughout his country’s journey and hoped for its quick entry into ASEAN membership.



The 44th Singapore Lecture by His Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered the 44th Singapore Lecture “Pursuing Open and Integrated Development for Shared Prosperity 在开放融通中共创共享繁荣” at the St Regis Hotel on 13 November 2018. In Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN Summit, Premier Li’s visit to Singapore began on a positive note with the signing of an upgraded free trade agreement (FTA) between both countries, which promised greater protection and access into the Chinese market for Singaporean businesses.



The 43rd Singapore Lecture by H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar “Myanmar’s Democratic Transition: Challenges and Way Forward”


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, delivered the 43rd Singapore Lecture on 21 August 2018, while on a four-day working visit to Singapore. 



The 42nd Singapore Lecture by His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President of The Republic of Korea, “ROK and ASEAN: Partners for Achieving Peace and Co-prosperity in East Asia”


South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants to elevate ROK-ASEAN relations to the same level as South Korea’s relations with the US, China, Japan and Russia. 



The 41st Singapore Lecture “Turkey-Singapore Relations: Building a Smart Strategic Partnership” by H.E. Binali Yıldırım, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey


Titled “Turkey-Singapore Relations: Building a Smart Strategic Partnership”, the talk touched on the cooperation between Turkey, Singapore and ASEAN . 



The 40th Singapore Lecture: “France and Singapore, Strategic Partners in A Fast-Changing World” by His Excellency François Hollande, President of the French Republic


Titled “France and Singapore, Strategic Partners in a Fast-Changing World”, the talk touched on the excellent and multifaceted relations between Singapore and France.



The 39th Singapore Lecture “The Netherlands, Singapore, our Regions, our World: Connecting our Common Future” by His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of The Netherlands


This lecture was delivered at the Raffles City Convention Centre on 24 November 2016.



The 38th Singapore Lecture “Strengthening Partnership for Regional Sustainable Development” By H.E. Tran Dai Quang


President Tran Dai Quang of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam delivered the 38th Singapore Lecture organized by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.



The 37th Singapore Lecture “India’s Singapore Story” By H.E. Shri Narendra Modi


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi of the Republic of India delivered the 37th Singapore Lecture organized by ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.



The 36th Singapore Lecture


The 36th Singapore Lecture by His Excellency Xi Jinping, President Xi Jinping of People’s Republic of China.