Watch the video — SOL IGLESIAS and WALID JUMBLATT ABDULLAH talked about the challenges faced by academics engaging with controversial issues in the Philippines and Singapore.
Historian LOH KAH SENG and physician HSU LI YANG, authors of a new book on Singapore’s past pandemics, argue that history, governance and science should work better with one another in the next one.
We invite artists, activists, journalists and others interested in “Knowledge PRAXIS” to participate in a pair of workshops on May 6 and May 10, 2024.
Tuesday 12 December, 8pm Singapore Time, on Zoom As Singapore heads into leadership transition and an increasingly uncertain global environment, what are the key trends and developments in Singapore politics? What are the risks and opportunities the country and its citizens face? AcademiaSG and the Malaysia and Singapore Association of Australia (MASSA) bring together experts […]
At its core, the exercise of determining the basic standard of living that everyone in Singapore should have requires recognition that all are equal in humanity, argue TEO YOU YENN and NG KOK HOE.
MAI SATO reviews Singapore studies that purport to show that capital punishment enjoys public backing and is an effective deterrent. Sato finds these studies provide weaker evidence than claimed.
CHERIAN GEORGE analyses the ambiguities of Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s big win.
Professor Kenneth Paul Tan suggests that Singapore’s survival needs the cultivation of a tragic imagination – an awareness of how heroic virtues can lead to downfall if one is so consumed by one’s idealised image that one ignores one’s critics. Watch the video.
It is tempting to blame candidates and voters when Presidential Elections get too heated and threaten the dignity of the office. But the fault lies mainly with the system. Kevin Tan (National University of Singapore) and Cherian George (Hong Kong Baptist University) call for an overhaul.
CHRISTOPHER TREMEWAN (University of Auckland) reflects on the enduring ideas in the collection of 1980s essays, A Shift in the Wind. Tremewan suggests that current controversies may be signs that a system that protects ruling elites from robust checks and balances has run its course.