‘It is Dangerous to Talk Like Americans’: The Rise of a Singaporean Exceptionalism Inadvertently Modelled on American Right Traditions Soh Wee Yang, PhD Student (Anthropology), University of Chicago Saturday, 30 April 2022, 10-11am Singapore time (GMT +8), via Zoom This presentation critically and empirically examines how the social category of “American” is imagined within contemporary […]
CHERIAN GEORGE, CHONG JA IAN and WALID JUMBLATT ABDULLAH probe the tendency to use the crisis in Ukraine as an occasion to assert their values and allegiances in an identity war between the West and the Rest. Such responses may be early warning signs of trends that may complicate the country’s international relations in coming years.
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?
In a talk at Stanford, Linda Lim argued that inequality, race, and tensions over US and China relations are interlinked and embedded in Singapore’s input-intensive, state-driven, multinational-led economic model.
Older Singaporeans have been honoured as members of the Pioneer and Merdeka Generations, but their lives are little known. Historian Loh Kah Seng examines the social history of Singapore’s industrialisation.
Putting aside the Summit’s controversial invitation list, how do experts characterize Singapore’s political system? AcademiaSG editor and political scientist Chong Ja Ian surveys more rigorous measures that are widely used. Singapore’s recent non-invite to the US-organized Summit for Democracy has created some discussion about the country’s regime type and status, including some debate over the […]
CHONG JA IAN argues that FICA does not do enough by way of restrictions and oversight on key officials, leaving Singapore open to elite capture by malign foreign actors.
Peter Ooi and Melody Madhavan, alumni of Yale-NUS College, consider several proposed mergers in faculties and programmes at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and raise concerns about the lack of stakeholder consultation prior to their announcement. In many policy areas, decision-makers in Singapore are increasingly cognisant that making decisions the right way is just […]
Meredith L. Weiss argues that while Yale-NUS College has had some success in creating a more open and tolerant campus culture, attempts to preserve this have to be viewed in historical context. Over the decades, students’ engagement in wider society has been suppressed and deprioritised. State controls on student activism and university autonomy have worked […]
Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib, an independent researcher who writes on religious reform, multiculturalism and interreligious relations, considers the effect of the US ‘Global War on Terror’ on Muslim extremism. The 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on America, a global superpower, radically changed the world. Two hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the World […]