Webinar – Behind the Singapore government’s strong reaction against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, public opinion appears divided. What does this reveal about Singaporean attitudes to the global order?
AcademiaSG organised this panel for the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia. Featuring: Laavanya Kathiravelu, Lily Zubaidah Rahim, Alfian Sa’at, and Kwee Hui Kian.
Following up on our Academic Freedom Survey released in August 2021, and the recent announcement that Yale-NUS College is to close, AcademiaSG organised this panel discussion on Thursday 9 September. Panelists: Haolie Jiang, Yale-NUS College Class of 2021 and a co-founder of CAPE, the Community for Advocacy & Political Education. (More) Robin Zheng, Assistant Professor […]
Edited transcript of Academia.SG Webinar, 1 May 2020 Teo You Yenn (Nanyang Technological University) This is an event both ordinary and extraordinary. Ordinary, because this is the type of event the speakers have each been doing for years — we have all presented our research at roundtables, and we have each spoken at events that […]
LINDA LIM Further readings on Singapore’s development strategy, and how the economy will be affected by the pandemic, issues raised in the “Beyond the pandemic” webinar on 1 May 2020. On the global limits to Singapore’s development strategy I mentioned that economists have for some time noted that Singapore’s state-directed, multinational-led, export-oriented, import-intensive economic development […]
DONALD LOW An annotated bibliography for readers who want to go deeper into these public policy issues, discussed at the webinar on “Beyond the Pandemic”, 1 May 2020. I spoke about the importance of resilience in an interconnected, interdependent world that will face more collective action problems, how we have become market societies that valorise […]
KENNETH PAUL TAN Readings on Singapore’s neo-authoritarian traits, minority stereotyping, academic interventions and community engagement, contributed as a follow-up to the webinar, “Beyond the pandemic”, on 1 May 2020. The coronavirus pandemic is a lens through which the weaknesses of Singapore’s neo-authoritarianism can be seen more clearly. Over the years, my research interests have grown […]
CHERIAN GEORGE Yes, this is a time to rally around the flag, but only in the spirit of open-minded, open-hearted patriotism. Further thoughts on the ‘Beyond the pandemic’ webinar, 1 May 2020. In the course of the yesterday’s roundtable, I argued that the Singapore establishment’s nationalist rhetoric is not just unhelpful, but also dangerous. Allow […]
TEO YOU YENN How the concepts of differentiated deservedness and neoliberal morality may help us understand Singapore’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. Further reflections on the social science roundtable organised by Academia.SG on 1 May 2020. As a sociologist who studies inequality, I have tried to emphasize two things that sound contradictory: on one hand, […]