A Review of 2019 S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies - RESEARCH EDUCATION NETWORKING - Think Asia

 
A Review of 2019 S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies - RESEARCH EDUCATION NETWORKING - Think Asia
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
     A Review of 2019

RESEARCH • EDUCATION • NETWORKING
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Ponder
  the         Improbable
 At IDSS, Mr Nathan insisted on research being policy-relevant. He exhorted
 faculty and research staff to “ponder the improbable”. His international
 outlook and foreign policy background led to an emphasis on networking,
 which has contributed to knowledge sharing between RSIS and think
 tanks from all over the world, and to RSIS’ standing as a critical node in
 the international network of think tanks and academic institutions dealing
 with strategic and security studies.

 From ClassACT (A monthly e-magazine of the Alumni Affairs Office,
 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), December 2011
 http://enewsletter.ntu.edu.sg/classact/Dec11/Pages/cn3.aspx
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Contents
02 Message from the Executive Deputy Chairman

04 Message from the Dean

    ABOUT RSIS
07 Introduction to RSIS

08 Organisation of RSIS

10 Building the Foundations

14 Office of the Executive Deputy Chairman

15 Research Centres and Programmes

16 Board of Governors

18 Staff of RSIS

27 Honours and Awards

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR
29 Highlights

    RESEARCH
41 Endowments and Endowed Professorships

45 Visiting Scholars

46 Research at Centres and Programmes

62 Books by RSIS Staff

    EDUCATION
67 Graduate Education

73 External Education

74 Outreach to Youths

    ANNEXES
78 A: RSIS Publications

83 B: External Publications

91 C: RSIS Public Lectures

92 D: RSIS Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, and Roundtables

95 E: Forthcoming Events
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Message from the
     Executive Deputy Chairman
              Year 2019 has been a year of the unexpected, of           Upstream to security developments are the nurturing
              developments that shifted paradigms.                      of human relations in communities, in particular, inter-
                                                                        faith relations and cohesion in diverse societies as in
              After globalisation that has brought relative peace and   Singapore. Year 2019 marked the 5th anniversary of the
              prosperity to the world, we face likely fragmentation     Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies
              into competing power and technology systems. Norms        (SRP) Programme, which has been studying inter-
              and rules of law set in place are being challenged. The   religious relations in plural societies, and reaching out
              multilateral trading regime faces tremendous pressure.    through symposiums and other programmes. SRP
              The global economic system rests on trade, which          Programme has launched its own series of peer-
              opens up the various countries and regions, leading to    reviewed publications.
              significant growth and national development.
                                                                        RSIS organised the first International Conference on
              As the world continues to counter terrorism and           Cohesive Societies (ICCS), mooted by Singapore’s
              extremism, fringe groups and lone wolves of different     Head of State President Halimah Yacob, and supported
              backgrounds have attacked civil populations in many       by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.
              places around the globe. Ethnic and religious issues      More than a thousand local and foreign delegates
              as well as latent differences and divisive traditions     assembled in June 2019 and took away that diversity
              returned to centre-stage.                                 is not a hindrance to social cohesion. What matters is
                                                                        how we view diversity in society, and make the most
              When there’s turbulence, it is best to stay steady and    of our differences, bearing in mind that we share one
              problem-solve with reliable analyses and innovative       common future.
              policies. Whether to maintain the world order or to
              change it, we need rules, good legal structures and       RSIS will continue to ponder the improbable. We will
              well-established institutions. We also need better        strive to shine the light on what may lie ahead and
              understanding of the minds and leaderships who can        endeavour to offer thought-provoking but practical
              make the difference.                                      ways forward. I hope our students will continue to
                                                                        add to their endeavours as they drive our academic
              S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)      achievements to greater heights.
              is well placed to study the challenges and network
              with the relevant actors to help steady the situation.
              In October, we initiated a Workshop on "Geopolitics                             Ambassador Ong Keng Yong
              and Technology", bringing together scholars from                              Executive Deputy Chairman, RSIS,
              the West and China, for a better appreciation of the                                        Director, IDSS, and
              developments and their impact. We held the annual                                               Head, ICPVTR
              Singapore Trade Policy Forum, also in October,
              convening experts on the subject for lively discussions
              and policy recommendations.

              During the year, RSIS continued with its flagship
              Asia Pacific Programme for Senior Military Officers
              (APPSMO) and Asia-Pacific Programme for Senior
              National Security Officers (APPSNO), and with its
              secretariat support for the Council for Security
              Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), Track II
              Network of ASEAN Defence and Security Institutions
              (NADI) and the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security
              (NTS) Studies in Asia. Mutual learning was the order
              of the day.

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“        When there’s turbulence, it is best to stay steady and
problem-solve with reliable analyses and innovative policies.
 Whether to maintain the world order or to change it, we need
rules, good legal structures and well-established institutions.
          We also need better understanding of the minds and
                   leaderships who can make the difference."

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Message from the Dean

              The past year has been a fruitful one for our research     This year, RSIS also co-hosted with the College
              endeavours. Faculty and research staff have continued      of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the
              to publish through prestigious scholarly and academic      International Studies Association (ISA), the ISA Asia-
              channels. They have also shared their views through        Pacific Conference “Asia-Pacific and World Order:
              various policy outlets as well as public opinion pieces.   Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond”. Over 400
                                                                         delegates participated, with 10 per cent coming from
              RSIS master’s programmes continue to attract a             the NTU family, representing institutions in 40 countries
              cosmopolitan student body with increasingly diverse        to showcase their research and develop ties with fellow
              educational, professional and cultural backgrounds.        academics and policy researchers over three days
              Over 200 students from 30 countries enrolled in            at the NTU@one-north Campus in Singapore. The
              RSIS master’s programmes in July 2019. Twenty-five         Exhibition Hall housed some 15 publishers, academic
              students were offered scholarships and study awards        institutions and think tanks providing a meeting place
              in AY2019/2020, including the RSIS Scholarship,            to bring these communities together. It is through
              the Lee Foundation Scholarship, Student Research           avenues like this that RSIS continues to be well-
              Assistantships, Terrorism Analyst Study Awards,            represented and fosters its global ties.
              and Research Analyst Study Awards. Two new PhD
              students joined RSIS.                                      I would like to take this opportunity to thank the faculty
                                                                         and staff of RSIS for their immense contributions over
              The RSIS Alumni Association (RAA) leadership               the last year.
              transition was announced at the RSIS Alumni Dinner in
              July 2019. Mr Eddie Lim, Senior Fellow and Head of the     I hope you enjoy reading our Review of 2019.
              Military Studies Programme at the Institute of Defence
              and Strategic Studies (IDSS), as well as an alumnus
              from the early years of RSIS has taken over the role                                   Professor Ralf Emmers
              of President of the RAA Executive Committee from Mr                                                   Dean, RSIS
              Phillip Ee. The event was attended by 160 alumni and                  President's Chair in International Relations,
              was a fitting celebration for the growing RSIS alumni                Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
              family, which now includes more than 2,100 graduates
              from 70 countries.

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“   RSIS master’s programmes continue to attract a
cosmopolitan student body with increasingly diverse
 educational, professional and cultural backgrounds.
Over 200 students from 30 countries enrolled in RSIS
                 master’s programmes in July 2019."

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About RSIS
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Introduction to RSIS
The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) is a leading think tank and School of graduate
education offering Master of Science Programmes in Strategic Studies, International Relations,
International Political Economy and Asian Studies. Its five Research Centres and three Research
Programmes, led by the Office of the Executive Deputy Chairman, drive the School’s research,
education and networking activities.

Research in RSIS covers two main areas – traditional and evolving areas. Under the traditional area,
• The Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) covers the Asia Pacific, Military and Security:
  regional architecture to manage rivalries among major powers; maritime security; Indo-Pacific
  visions of major powers and response by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN);
  politics and religions in Malaysia and Indonesia, and implications for Singapore; and impact of
  geopolitics and technology competition;
• The International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) focuses on terrorism
  and extremism;
• The Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) covers radicalisation studies; social resilience
  and homeland defence; cybersecurity, cyber governance and norms; impact of social media and
  online falsehoods/manipulation; and technology competition and implications for Singapore;
• The Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS) focuses on international political economy and role
  of multilateral organisations: ASEAN and its community building, economic integration and rules
  making; World Trade Organization (WTO) trade negotiations and role played by national parliaments
  and other stakeholders, and WTO's future in the existing multilateral trading system.

Under the evolving areas,
• The Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre) researches into Humanitarian
  Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and policymaking; climate change and implications for food
  security; marine pollution and environmental protection; nuclear energy and ASEAN cooperation;
  migration; and peace and security, and impact on ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community building;
• The Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Programme focuses on inter-
  religious relations;
• National Security Studies Programme (NSSP);
• Science and Technology Studies Programme (STSP);
• Futures Issues and Technology (FIT) Hub.

RSIS produces both academic and policy-relevant research on security and international affairs. We
publish scholarly research in top-tier academic journals and leading university presses, and distribute
policy research in a timely manner to a wide range of readers. RSIS researchers engage in global and
regional discussions on security and international affairs, such as the Shangri-La Dialogues, Council
of Councils meetings, Trilateral Commission Conferences and Halifax International Security Forums.
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Organisation of RSIS

                                   Research Centres /                                                     International Centre
                                                                            Institute of                                                          Centre of
                                      Programmes                           Defence and
                                                                                                          for Political Violence
                                                                                                              and Terrorism
                                                                                                                                               Excellence for
                                                                         Strategic Studies                                                    National Security
                                                                                                                Research
                                                                            (IDSS, 1996)                                                        (CENS, 2006)
                                                                                                             (ICPVTR, 2004)

                                                                                             Track II Network of ASEAN Defence and Security
                                                                                                            Institutions (NADI)

                                                                                        Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific
                                                                                                              (CSCAP)

       RSIS
                                                                        • MSc (Asian Studies)
                                                                        • MSc (International Political Economy)
                                         Graduate
                                                                        • MSc (International Relations)
                                       Programmes                       • MSc (Strategic Studies)
                                          Office                        • NTU-Warwick Double Master’s Programme
                                                                        • PhD Programme

                                                                         • Asia Pacific Programme for Senior Military Officers (APPSMO)
                                                                           (21st year)
                                                                         • Asia-Pacific Programme for Senior National Security Officers (APPSNO)
                                     Flagship Events                       (13th year)
                                                                         • Terrorism Analyst Training Course (TATC) (12th year)
                                                                         • SRP Distinguished Lecture and Symposium (5th year)

              RSIS also looks into Future Issues and Technology (FIT), which identifies emerging, cross-cutting issues and technology that have
                                    strategic impact on policy, as well as potential disruptive national security implications.

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Studies in Inter-
     Centre for         Centre for                                                       Science and
                                        Religious Relations in    National Security
   Non-Traditional    Multilateralism                                                 Technology Studies
                                        Plural Societies (SRP)   Studies Programme
  Security Studies       Studies                                                         Programme
                                             Programme              (NSSP, 2016)
 (NTS Centre, 2008)    (CMS, 2011)                                                       (STSP, 2017)
                                                (2014)

NTS-Asia Consortium

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Building the Foundations

                        The end of the Cold War ushered a phase of strategic uncertainty in the world. A think tank was needed to make sense of the
                        post-war trends that would impact Singapore. Then Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tony Tan tasked the late Mr S. R. Nathan to set
                        up a research institute and graduate school which could provide intellectual support to the Ministry of Defence by studying
                        developments and devising ideas to improve Singapore’s security and strategic capabilities.

                                            30 JULY
           1996                             Mr S. R. Nathan became the founding Director of IDSS
                                            while Dr Andrew Chew was appointed Chairman.

                                                                     IDSS held the first Summer Camp for Senior Military Officers in the Asia Pacific. The camp was later
                                                                     renamed the Asia Pacific Programme for Senior Military Officers (APPSMO). APPSMO is an opportunity for
                                                                     promising senior military officers in the region to build a network of defence thinkers and planners.
                             1999                                    17 AUGUST
                                                                     Professor Khong Yuen Foong succeeded Mr S. R. Nathan, who left to serve as the President of Singapore.

                                                                                                                                             Dr Tony Tan (right), then Deputy Prime
                                                                                                                                             Minister and Minister for Defence of
                                                                                                                                             Singapore, accompanied by Mr S. R.
                                                                                                                                             Nathan, then Director of IDSS, at the
     1 OCTOBER                                                                                                                               first Summer Camp for Senior Military
                                                                                                                                             Officers in the Asia Pacific
     Prof Khong was succeeded by
     Ambassador Barry Desker. Prof                                   2000
     Khong remained affiliated to RSIS
     as Senior Research Adviser and
     Professor of International Relations
     for another 15 years.

                                            20 FEBRUARY
                                                                                                                                     2004
                                            IDSS launched the ICPVTR, inaugurated by then
                                            Minister for Home Affairs Mr Wong Kan Seng.

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Setting up IDSS

        Before the inauguration of RSIS in 2007, it was known as                                   that could generate strategic insights on how to navigate
        IDSS. By establishing the IDSS in 1996, then Deputy Prime                                  the intricate world where security, defence and politics
        Minister and Minister for Defence Dr Tony Tan wanted to                                    intersect. IDSS was intended to overcome these blind spots.
        inform policymakers of the political uncertainty in the Asia                               Mr Nathan quickly helped IDSS establish its beginnings as
        Pacific region arising from the post-Cold War era, and the                                 a graduate education institution by assisting it to launch its
        possible implications of this uncertainty on Singapore’s                                   first programme, the Master of Science in Strategic Studies,
        security and defence. The late President S. R. Nathan was                                  in 1998.
        selected to head the institute, thanks to his vast experience
        in confronting geopolitical issues.                                                        Mr Nathan created the motto “Ponder the Improbable”. He
                                                                                                   insisted on research being policy-relevant, and often exhorted
        Mr Nathan set out to build an institution that differed from its                           faculty and research staff to “ponder the improbable”.
        local and overseas counterparts. The local think tank scene                                The motto is indicative of the demands of cognitive rigour
        was then still relatively underdeveloped. A handful of thought                             expected of staff and students in the course of their research
        centres focused mainly on domestic issues, and there lacked                                or lessons.
        a dedicated institution that taught courses at graduate level

                                                                                                                Faculty members began teaching courses at SAFTI Military
                                                                                                                Institute under the SAF-NTU Strategic Partnership.
                                                                                                                Courses conducted at SAFTI’s Goh Keng Swee Command and
                                                                                                                Staff College became fully accredited towards NTU’s Master of
                                                                                                                Science programmes.
Mr Peter Ho, then Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination) in the                  ICPVTR conducted courses on terrorism for officers from defence
Prime Minister’s Office, signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amb Barry Desker,                   and home affairs ministries.
then Dean of RSIS, to launch CENS, as Prof S. Jayakumar, then Coordinating Minister for National
Security, and Dr Andrew Chew, then Chairman of the RSIS Board of Governors, looked on                           31 MARCH
                                                                                                                The School launched the RSIS Endowment Fund, which included
                                                                                                                provisions for three professorships — the S. Rajaratnam
                                                                                                                Professorship in Strategic Studies, the NTUC Professorship in
                                                                                                                International Economic Relations, and the Ngee Ann Kongsi
                                                                                                                Professorship in International Relations.
                                                               1 JANUARY
1 APRIL                                                                                                         6 MAY
                                                               RSIS was officially inaugurated, with
IDSS launched CENS to study the                                IDSS remaining a prominent centre                RSIS launched the NTS Centre in pursuit of solutions to non-
extremist and terrorist threat                                 within the School.                               traditional security issues that arose from crises such as the
networks within and outside                                                                                     2003 SARS epidemic and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Singapore.                                                     CENS organised the first APPSNO.

               2006                                                         2007                                                           2008

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Nurturing and Growing the School                                                     IDSS was timely in the light of these events, as it became
                                                                                                    imperative to develop a “sophisticated understanding” of
               IDSS introduced two new programmes and Centres                                       the forces at work in the world.
               between 1999 and 2006: the Master of Science in
               International Relations and the Master of Science in                                 In 2007, RSIS was inaugurated, signifying the maturation
               International Political Economy programmes, as well as                               of IDSS as a research institute. IDSS remains a prominent
               the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism                        research centre within RSIS.
               Research (ICPVTR) and the Centre of Excellence for
               National Security (CENS).                                                            The school was named after Mr S. Rajaratnam in
                                                                                                    recognition of his contributions to Singapore as its first
               During that period, the region entered a new geopolitical                            Foreign Minister. Mr Rajaratnam helped Singapore gain
               landscape. The September 11 attacks and outbreak of                                  entry into the United Nations, and built up the Foreign
               the severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, had                                  Service. Essentially, he paved the way for Singapore’s
               changed the way nations looked at security, defence                                  international relations from the country’s earliest days
               and politics. Mr Nathan himself felt that the existence of                           of independence.

               Adapted from Alan Chong, “Chapter 1: The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at 20: Enhancing Intellectual Capital and Quiet Diplomacy”, Forward
               Engagement: RSIS as a Think Tank of International Studies and Security in the Asia-Pacific (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2017), pp. 3-8
               https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/9789813208476_0001

                                                                                                                                          9 JUNE
                                                                                                                                          The SRP Programme was inaugurated
                                                                                                                                          by Dr Tony Tan, then NTU Chancellor
                                                                               Mr S. R. Nathan re-joined RSIS as a                        and 7th President of the Republic of
                                                                               Distinguished Senior Fellow after                          Singapore.
                                                                               stepping down as the 6th President
                                                                               of the Republic of Singapore.                              3 NOVEMBER

                                                                               14 OCTOBER                                                 Amb Barry Desker handed over
                          JANUARY                                                                                                         leadership of RSIS to Amb Ong
                                                                               RSIS launched the CMS to conduct                           Keng Yong as the Executive Deputy
                          Mr Eddie Teo took over as                            academic and policy research                               Chairman under a new management
                          Chairman of RSIS Board of                            on economic multilateralism and                            structure. Prof Joseph Liow became
                          Governors.                                           regional economic integration.                             the Dean of RSIS.

                                 2009                                                       2011                                                           2014

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Executive Deputy Chairman of RSIS Amb Ong Keng Yong (centre) signing MoUs with six research and academic institutions at the 3rd SRP Distinguished Lecture and
Symposium, 2 February 2017

                                                            1 SEPTEMBER
                                                            RSIS launched FIT.
                                                            1 OCTOBER
  The NSSP, led by Assoc                                    With the growing move
  Prof Kumar Ramakrishna                                    towards artificial
  as its head, was                                          intelligence and technology,
  inaugurated in April.                                     RSIS launched the STSP.                                         2018
                                                                                                                                                             1 AUGUST
                                                                                                                                                             Dr Tony Tan took over
                                                                                                                                                             chairmanship of the Board of
                                                                                                                                                             Governors from Mr Eddie Teo.

                                                                      2017

           2016

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Research Centres
         and Programmes

               OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
               The Office of the Executive Deputy Chairman in RSIS houses the Policy Studies group. This team helps Executive Deputy
               Chairman Amb Ong Keng Yong to identify and incubate new policy-relevant research programmes.

               FIT was launched on 1 September 2017. Also under the purview of the Office of the Executive Deputy Chairman, the
               FIT group works with relevant RSIS Centres, Programmes and researchers to better identify emerging, cross-cutting
               issues and technology that have strategic impact on policy, as well as potential disruptive national security implications.
               These include cyber, artificial intelligence, SMART Nation issues, and implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
               Increasingly, too, issues such as the interplay between trade, technology and geopolitics will feature in the work that FIT
               does in conjunction with RSIS Centres and Programmes.

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RSIS comprises five Research Centres and three Research Programmes.

INSTITUTE OF DEFENCE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES (IDSS)                       CENTRE FOR MULTILATERALISM STUDIES (CMS)

IDSS is a prominent centre in RSIS. It focuses on security research     The remit of CMS is to conduct academic and policy research
to serve national needs. Its mission is to conduct analytically         on economic multilateralism and regional economic integration,
rigorous, cutting-edge research on defence and security-related         educate government officials on those same concerns, and
issues and developments affecting the Asia Pacific region in the        contribute substantively to the international policy debate on the
service of the Nation and the global research community.                evolving regional architecture of East Asia and the Asia Pacific.
                                                                        Launched on 14 October 2011, its mission is to conduct scholarly
                                                                        and policy research, facilitate policy dialogue and academic
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND                         debate, and engage in capacity-building in multilateral cooperation
TERRORISM RESEARCH (ICPVTR)                                             and regional governance and integration in Asia Pacific.

This Centre produces research and analyses, threat assessments,
and policy reports on developments in terrorism in countries and        STUDIES IN INTER-RELIGIOUS RELATIONS IN PLURAL
regions around the world.                                               SOCIETIES (SRP) PROGRAMME

Set up on 20 February 2004, its mission is to conduct research,         Launched on 9 June 2014, the SRP Programme aims to study
training and outreach programmes aimed at reducing the threat           various models of how communities adapt their religious life and
of politically motivated violence and mitigating the effects of this    evolve their religious doctrines to cope with the realities of living in
threat on the international system.                                     plural societies. Its mission is to develop expertise in the study of
                                                                        inter-religious relations in plural societies, including their effective
A leading centre for counter-terrorism and rehabilitation, the Centre   conflict resolution mechanisms; study models that promote peace
provides training for officials engaged in combating terrorism and      and strengthen social ties; and enrich the academic and applied
other forms of political violence. It also advises governments          knowledge of inter-religious relations with an Asian perspective.
and informs societies affected by such violence on how best to
manage the threat.
                                                                        NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES PROGRAMME (NSSP)

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY                              This programme aims to foster and enhance intellectual capital
(CENS)                                                                  pertaining to the milestone episodes in Singapore’s security history
                                                                        and nation-building challenges. Launched in April 2016, NSSP
This Centre, set up on 1 April 2006, is devoted to its mission of       represents the latest research collaboration between RSIS and the
producing rigorous policy-relevant analyses of a range of national      National Security Coordination Secretariat in the Prime Minister’s
security issues and increasing the intellectual capital invested in     Office, Singapore. The mission of NSSP is to study the “Singapore
strategising national security.                                         model” of national security in depth and to discern the ways in
                                                                        which the country addresses diverse national security challenges,
CENS works closely with other RSIS research programmes and              with a view to generating insights pertinent for small, globalised,
with national security agencies such as the National Security           multi-ethnic city-states.
Coordination Secretariat in the Prime Minister’s Office.

                                                                        SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES PROGRAMME
CENTRE FOR NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY STUDIES                             (STSP)
(NTS CENTRE)
                                                                        STSP looks into emerging science and technology trends and their
NTS Centre conducts empirically-grounded research to produce            impact on national security and public policymaking. With support
policy-relevant analyses aimed at increasing awareness of NTS           from the Ministry of Home Affairs, STSP is focused on unpacking
issues and building capacity to address these issues in Asia Pacific    the latest science and technology issues to help strengthen the
and beyond. These issues are challenges to the survival and well-       state’s capacity to respond to them. Launched on 1 October 2017,
being of peoples and states.                                            the mission of STSP is to conduct rigorous academic research on
                                                                        emerging science and technology trends, to publish in high impact
Set up on 6 May 2008, NTS Centre’s mission is to conduct rigorous       journals, and to facilitate knowledge-sharing on relevant science
research aimed at advancing the study of NTS issues, providing a        and technology issues.
platform for scholars and policymakers in Asia and beyond to guide
NTS policies, and engaging the academic and policy communities
to craft informed approaches to NTS challenges.

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Board of
     Governors
                    Dr Tony Tan                                                         Ambassador Ong Keng Yong

                    Chairman                                                            Deputy Chairman
                    Special Adviser, GIC, and                                           Executive Deputy Chairman, RSIS,
                    Honorary Patron and                                                 Director, IDSS, and
                    Distinguished Senior Fellow, SMU                                    Head, ICPVTR

     Members

               Professor Michael E. Brown                 Mr Chan Yeng Kit
               Professor of International                 Permanent Secretary (Defence),
               Affairs and Political Science,             Ministry of Defence
               Elliott School of International Affairs,
               The George Washington University

               Mr Chee Wee Kiong                          Ms Chew Gek Khim
               Permanent Secretary,                       Executive Chairman,
               Ministry of Foreign Affairs                The Straits Trading Company
                                                          Limited

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www.rsis.edu.sg/about-rsis/board-of-governors

The Board of Governors sets academic and policy research objectives for the School, providing strategic directions for RSIS,
instituting new programmes, reviewing ongoing activities, and approving its plans and budgets. The board consists of Singaporean
and international members.

        Professor                                     Dr Bates Gill                                 Mr Peter Ho
        Er Meng Hwa                                   Professor of Asia-Pacific                     Senior Advisor,
        Professor, School of Electrical and           Security Studies,                             Centre for Strategic Futures,
        Electronic Engineering,                       Macquarie University                          Prime Minister's Office
        Nanyang Technological University,
        Singapore

        Professor Vali Nasr                           Professor Sir Steve Smith                     Mr Pang Kin Keong
        Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East       Vice-Chancellor and                           Permanent Secretary
        and International Affairs,                    Chief Executive,                              (Home Affairs),
        School of Advanced International Studies,     University of Exeter                          Ministry of Home Affairs
        Johns Hopkins University

        Mr Peter Varghese AO                          Mr Leo Yip                                    Professor Ralf Emmers
        Chancellor,                                   Head of the Civil Service,                    Ex-officio Member
        The University of Queensland                  Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s
                                                      Office (Strategy),                            Dean, RSIS, and
                                                      Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s         President's Chair in
                                                      Office, and                                   International Relations,
                                                      Permanent Secretary, National Security        Nanyang Technological University,
                                                      and Intelligence Coordination                 Singapore

        As of end November 2019
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Staff of RSIS
     EXECUTIVE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN’S                    Dr Mely Caballero-Anthony                      Mr Benny Oon Khim Yong
     OFFICE                                         BA Hons and MA (UP), PhD (HKU)                 BSSc Hons (NUS), MComms (USC)
                                                    Professor of International Relations           Head of Outreach
     Ambassador Ong Keng Yong                       Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security    Executive Coordinator of Risk and
     LLB Hons (University of Singapore), MA         Studies                                        Innovation Management
     (Georgetown University)
     Executive Deputy Chairman of RSIS              Ms Alicia Cheung Wai Lai                       Dr Kumar Ramakrishna
     Director of Institute of Defence and           BCom (NU), MBA (NTU)                           BSSc Hons (NUS), Master in Defence
     Strategic Studies                              Head of Administration                         Studies (UNSW), PhD (London)
     Head of International Centre for Political                                                    Associate Professor
     Violence and Terrorism Research                Dr Alan Chong Chia Siong                       Head of Policy Studies
                                                    BSocSc Hons (NUS), MSc and PhD (LSE)           Head of National Security Studies
     Dr Kumar Ramakrishna                           Associate Professor                            Programme
     BSSc Hons (NUS), Master in Defence             Acting Head for Centre for Multilateralism
     Studies (UNSW), PhD (London)                   Studies                                        Mr Sng Seow Lian
     Associate Professor                            Coordinator of MSc (International Relations)   Dip (Sandhurst), BA Hons (NUS), Master in
     Head of Policy Studies                         Programme                                      Defence Studies (UNSW)
     Head of National Security Studies                                                             Head of Strategic Planning and Projects
     Programme                                      Dr Ralf Emmers
                                                    BA (VUB-Vesalius College), MSc and PhD         Mr Adrian Tan Tai Loon
     DEAN’S OFFICE                                  (LSE)                                          BA Hons (NUS), MA (Stanford University)
                                                    Dean of RSIS                                   Head of Policy Coordination and Specialist
     Dr Ralf Emmers                                 President’s Chair in International Relations   Research
     BA (VUB-Vesalius College), MSc and PhD         Nanyang Technological University,
     (LSE)                                          Singapore                                      DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
     Dean of RSIS                                                                                  (in alphabetical order)
     President’s Chair in International Relations   Dr Shashi Jayakumar
     Nanyang Technological University, Singapore    BA Hons, MA and DPhil (Oxford)                 Ambassador Barry Desker
                                                    Senior Fellow                                  BA Hons (University of Singapore), MA
     Dr Ang Cheng Guan                              Head of Centre of Excellence for National      (London)
     BA Hons (NUS), MA and PhD (London)             Security                                       Distinguished Fellow
     Associate Professor                            Executive Coordinator of Future Issues and
     Associate Dean of RSIS                         Technology                                     Dr Yaacob Ibrahim
     Deputy Director of Institute of Defence and                                                   BEng Hons, MSc (University of Singapore),
     Strategic Studies                              Mr Eddie Lim Meng Chong                        PhD (Stanford University)
     Head of Graduate Studies (until end            BA (NUS), PGDE (NIE, NTU), MSc (RSIS,          Distinguished Fellow
     September 2019)                                NTU)
                                                    Senior Fellow                                  FACULTY AND RESEARCH
     MANAGEMENT                                     Head of Military Studies Programme             (in alphabetical order)
     (in alphabetical order)                        Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
                                                                                                   Mr Muhammad Faizal bin Abdul Rahman
     Dr Ang Cheng Guan                              Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa                 BBA (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
     BA Hons (NUS), MA and PhD (London)             BEng (University of Singapore), MSc (NUS)      Research Fellow
     Associate Professor                            Head of Studies in Inter-Religious Relations
     Associate Dean of RSIS                         in Plural Societies Programme                  Dr Mohamed bin Ali
     Deputy Director of Institute of Defence and                                                   BA (Al-Azhar University), MSc (RSIS, NTU),
     Strategic Studies                              Mrs Ong-Chew Peck Wan                          PhD (Exeter)
     Head of Graduate Studies (until end            BA Hons (NUS), MSJ (Northwestern               Assistant Professor
     September 2019)                                University)
                                                    Head of Corporate Affairs

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Staff at the biennial team bonding activity at GardenAsia, 15 March 2019

Dr Ang Cheng Guan                                                   Mr Chris Cheang                                Dr James Michael Dorsey
BA Hons (NUS), MA and PhD (London)                                  BSSc Hons (University of Singapore)            BEcon Hons (University of Amsterdam),
Associate Professor                                                 Senior Fellow                                  PhD (University of Utrecht)
Associate Dean of RSIS                                                                                             Senior Fellow
Deputy Director of Institute of Defence and                         Dr Damien Dominic Cheong Eng Hoe
Strategic Studies                                                   BComm and BA Hons (Murdoch), PhD               Mr Joseph Franco
Head of Graduate Studies (until end                                 (Monash University)                            BA (UP), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
September 2019)                                                     Research Fellow                                Research Fellow
                                                                    Coordinator of National Security Studies
Mr Benjamin Ang Cheng Koon                                          Programme                                      Dr Lina Gong
LLB (NUS), MBA and MS-MIS (Boston)                                                                                 MA (Sichuan University), MSc and PhD
Senior Fellow                                                       Dr Alan Chong Chia Siong                       (RSIS, NTU)
                                                                    BSocSc Hons (NUS), MSc and PhD (LSE)           Research Fellow
Dr Adrian Ang U-Jin                                                 Associate Professor
BA (Okanagan University College), MA                                Acting Head for Centre for Multilateralism     Dr Gong Xue
(University of Calgary), PhD (University of                         Studies                                        BPhil (NNU), MSc and PhD (RSIS, NTU)
Missouri)                                                           Coordinator of MSc (International Relations)   Research Fellow
Research Fellow                                                     Programme
                                                                                                                   Dr Rohan Gunaratna
Dr Alexander Raymond Arifianto                                      Dr Alistair David Blair Cook                   MA (Notre Dame), PhD (St Andrews)
BA (Ripon College), MA (Brandeis                                    MA Hons (St Andrews), MA (Purdue), PhD         Professor of Security Studies
University), MA (Johns Hopkins University),                         (Melbourne)
PhD (Arizona State University)                                      Senior Fellow                                  Dr Gulizar Haciyakupoglu
Research Fellow                                                     Coordinator of Humanitarian Assistance and     BS (SUNY, Binghamton), BA (Boğaziçi
                                                                    Disaster Relief Programme                      University), MA (University of Sheffield, UK),
Dr Mely Caballero-Anthony                                                                                          PhD (NUS)
BA Hons and MA (UP), PhD (HKU)                                      Ambassador Barry Desker                        Research Fellow
Professor of International Relations                                BA Hons (University of Singapore), MA
Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security                         (London)                                       Dr Irm Haleem
Studies                                                             Distinguished Fellow                           BA (Eckerd College), MA (Northeastern
                                                                                                                   University), PhD (Boston)
Ms Jane Chan Git Yin                                                Dr J. Soedradjad Djiwandono                    Assistant Professor
LLB (Tasmania), MSc (IDSS, NTU)                                     BA (UGM), MSc (Wisconsin-Madison), PhD         Manager for Research & Publications
Senior Fellow                                                       (Boston)                                       International Centre for Political Violence
Coordinator of Maritime Security                                    Professor of International Economics           and Terrorism Research
Programme
Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies

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Student-Staff-Alumni football match, 6 April 2019

     Dr Mahfuh bin Haji Halimi                          Dr Shashi Jayakumar                          Dr Jikon Lai
     BA Hons (UKM), MSc and PhD (RSIS, NTU)             BA Hons, MA and DPhil (Oxford)               BSc (LSE), MPhil (Oxon), PhD (ANU)
     Research Fellow                                    Senior Fellow                                Assistant Professor
                                                        Head of Centre of Excellence for National
     Mr Han Fook Kwang                                  Security and
                                                                                                     Dr Lee Chia-Yi
     BSc (University of Leeds), MPA (Harvard            Executive Coordinator of Future Issues and
                                                                                                     BA and MA (National Taiwan University), MA
     University)                                        Technology
                                                                                                     and PhD (Washington University in St Louis)
     Senior Fellow                                                                                   Assistant Professor
                                                        Dr Jason Ji Xianbai
     Dr Ahmed Salah Hashim                              BEng (Xiamen University); MSc and PhD        Dr Lee Jonghyuk
     BA (Warwick), MSc and PhD (MIT)                    (RSIS, NTU)                                  BA (Korea University of Foreign Studies),
     Associate Professor                                Research Fellow                              MA (Harvard University), PhD (UCSD)
     Head of Horizon Threats and Strategies                                                          Assistant Professor
     Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies         Mr Yang Razali Kassim
                                                        BA and BSocSc Hons (University of            Dr Lee Su-Hyun
     Dr Muhammad Haniff bin Hassan                      Singapore)                                   BA and MA (Korea University), PhD
     BA Hons (UKM), MSc (IDSS, NTU), PhD                Senior Fellow                                (Michigan-Ann Arbor)
     (RSIS, NTU)                                                                                     Assistant Professor
     Research Fellow                                    Dr Arunajeet Kaur
                                                        BA (NUS), PGDip (NIE, NTU), MA (NUS),        Ms Tricia Lee
     Dr Paul Hedges                                     PhD (ANU)                                    BAcc Hons (NTU), MHR & ER (UWA)
     BA Hons, MA and PhD (Wales)                        Research Fellow                              Research Fellow
     Associate Professor
                                                        Dr Collin Koh Swee Lean                      Dr Li Mingjiang
     Dr Hoo Tiang Boon                                  BEng Hons (NTU), MSc and PhD (RSIS,          BA and MA (Foreign Affairs University,
     BEng (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU), PhD                   NTU)                                         Beijing), PhD (Boston)
     (Oxford)                                           Research Fellow                              Associate Professor
     Assistant Professor                                Coordinator of United States Programme       Coordinator of China Programme
     Coordinator of MSc (Asian Studies)                 Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies   Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
     Programme
                                                        Mr Kwa Chong Guan                            Dr Christopher Hang-Kwang Lim
     Dr Benjamin Ho Tze Ern                             BA Hons (University of Singapore), MA        BS magna cum laude (NMU), MS (UIC),
     BComm Hons (NTU), MSc (RSIS, NTU),                 (Kent)                                       PhD (ANU)
     PhD (LSE)                                          Senior Fellow                                Senior Fellow
     Research Fellow
                                                        Dr John Kwok Jung Yun
                                                        BA and PhD (University of Wollongong)
                                                        Research Fellow

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Mr Eddie Lim Meng Chong                        Dr Ong Wei Chong                              Dr Rafal Stepien
BA (NUS), PGDE (NIE, NTU), MSc (RSIS,          Cert History (Hull), BA (East Anglia), MSc    BA (UWA), BA and MA (University of
NTU)                                           (IDSS, NTU), PhD (Exeter)                     Oxford), M.Phil (University of Cambridge),
Senior Fellow                                  Assistant Professor                           MA, MPhil and PhD (Columbia University)
Head of Military Studies Programme                                                           Assistant Professor
Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies     Dr Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit
                                               BA (California State University), MA and      Mr Cameron George Edward Sumpter
Dr Joseph Chinyong Liow                        PhD (University of California)                BA Hons and MA (Auckland)
BA Hons (Wisconsin-Madison), MSc (IDSS,        Assistant Professor                           Research Fellow
NTU), PhD (LSE)                                Deputy Head of Centre for Multilateralism
Research Adviser of RSIS                       Studies                                       Dr Olli Pekka Suorsa
Tan Kah Kee Chair in Comparative and                                                         BA (Tallinn University of Technology), MSc
International Politics                         Dr Kumar Ramakrishna                          (SOAS), PhD (CityU)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore    BSocSc Hons (NUS), Master in Defence          Research Fellow
                                               Studies (UNSW), PhD (London)
Dr Bernard Loo Fook Weng                       Associate Professor                           Dr Tan See Seng
BSocSc Hons (NUS), MA (ANU), PhD               Head of Policy Studies                        BA Hons and MA (Manitoba), PhD (Arizona
(Aberystwyth)                                  Head of National Security Studies Programme   State University)
Senior Fellow                                                                                Professor of International Relations
Coordinator of MSc (Strategic Studies)         Dr Michael Raska
Programme                                      BA (Missouri Southern State College), MA      Mr Tan Seng Chye
                                               (Yonsei), PhD (NUS)                           BSc Hons (University of Singapore)
Dr Mohamed Nawab bin Mohamed Osman             Assistant Professor                           Senior Fellow
BA Hons and MA (NUS), PhD (ANU)                Coordinator of Military Transformations
Assistant Professor                            Programme                                     Dr Tan Teck Boon
                                               Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies    BSc (State University of New York), MSocSc
Dr Anit Mukherjee                                                                            (NUS), PhD (LKYSPP, NUS)
BA (Jawaharlal Nehru University), MA and       Dr Pauline Reich                              Research Fellow
PhD (Johns Hopkins University)                 BA and MA (City University of New York),      Coordinator of Science and Technology
Assistant Professor                            J.D. (New York Law School)                    Studies Programme
Deputy Head of Graduate Studies                Senior Fellow
                                                                                             Dr Terri-Anne Teo Mei Sze
Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa                 Dr Evan Resnick                               BSocSc (SMU), MSc and PhD (University of
BEng (University of Singapore), MSc (NUS)      BA Hons (York University), MA, MPhil and      Bristol)
Head of Studies in Inter-Religious Relations   PhD (Columbia University)                     Research Fellow
in Plural Societies Programme                  Assistant Professor
                                                                                             Ms Teo Yi-Ling
Dr Nah Liang Tuang                             Dr Sinderpal Singh s/o Santokh Singh          LLB (Hons) (The University of Liverpool),
BSc Hons (London), PGDE (NIE, NTU), MSc        BA (NUS), MA (ANU), PhD (Aberystwyth)         LLM (Northwestern University in Chicago)
and PhD (RSIS, NTU)                            Senior Fellow                                 Senior Fellow
Research Fellow                                Coordinator of South Asia Programme
                                               Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies    Mr Julius Cesar Imperial Trajano
Dr Tamara Nair                                                                               BA (UP), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
BA (NUS), MEnvMgmt and PhD (UNSW)              Dr Leonard Sebastian                          Research Fellow
Research Fellow                                BA Hons, MA and Grad Dip Strategic
                                               Studies (York University), PhD (ANU)          Dr Norman Vasu
Dr Stephanie Kim Neubronner                    Associate Professor                           MA Hons (Glasgow), MSc (LSE), PhD
BA Hons and PhD (University of Western         Coordinator of Indonesia Programme            (Aberystwyth)
Australia)                                     Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies    Senior Fellow
Research Fellow                                                                              Deputy Head of Centre of Excellence for
                                               Dr Bhubhindar Singh                           National Security
Dr Joel Ng Kuang Jong                          BA Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU), PhD
                                               (University of Sheffield)                     Dr Pascal Vennesson
BA Hons (University of East Anglia), MA
                                               Associate Professor                           BA and MPS Hons (Panthéon Sorbonne
(University of Sussex), DPhil (Oxford)
                                               Head of Graduate Studies (From October        University, Paris I), BA Hons, MPS Hons
Research Fellow
                                               2019)                                         and PhD Summa Cum Laude (Sciences
                                               Coordinator of Regional Security              Po Paris)
Dr Badrol Hisham bin Noor (Farish)
                                               Architecture Programme                        Senior Fellow
BA and MPhil (Sussex), MA (London), PhD
                                               Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies    Head of Research at Institute of Defence
(Essex)
                                                                                             and Strategic Studies
Associate Professor
Coordinator of PhD Programme

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Mr Jansen Paul Wee Yang Teck               Dr Tomoo Kikuchi                              Dr Kevin Tan Yew Lee
     BA Hons (NUS)                              Visiting Senior Fellow, Centre for            Visiting Professor
     Research Fellow                            Multilateralism Studies
                                                22 January 2018 – 21 July 2019                Professor Geoffrey Till
     Dr Wu Shang-Su                                                                           Director, Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy
     BA and MA (National Taiwan University),    Dr Frederick Kliem                            Studies, King’s College London
     PhD (UNSW)                                 Visiting Fellow, Centre for Multilateralism   Visiting Senior Fellow, Maritime Security
     Research Fellow                            Studies                                       Programme
                                                2 May 2019 – 30 April 2021                    4 November 2016 – 30 June 2020
     Mr Zhang Hongzhou
     BSc (NTU), MSc (RSIS, NTU)                 Mr Kuniyuki II Kaname Kenneth                 Dr Cung Vu
     Research Fellow                            Visiting Fellow, RSIS                         Associate Director, Office of Naval Research
                                                24 July 2019 – 30 June 2020                   Global
                                                                                              Visiting Senior Fellow, RSIS
     VISITING STAFF                             Dr Irman Gurmilang Lanti                      1 January – 31 December 2019
                                                Visiting Senior Fellow, Indonesia Programme
     (in alphabetical order)
                                                4 March – 12 April 2019                       Dr Mikael Weissmann
                                                                                              Visiting Senior Fellow, China Programme
     Dr Kristie Barrow
                                                Dr Sophie Lemiere                             29 October – 3 November 2019
     Visiting Senior Fellow
                                                Visiting Fellow, Malaysia Programme
     25 November – 4 December 2019
                                                21 May – 20 July 2019                         Dr Zhao Yi
                                                                                              Visiting Senior Fellow, China Programme
     Dr Rajesh Manohar Basrur
                                                Dr Melissa Levaillant                         27 June – 26 September 2019
     Visiting Professor
                                                Visiting Fellow, South Asia Programme
                                                5 November 2019 – 31 October 2020             Dr Zhu Xianghui
     Mr Richard Allan Bitzinger
                                                                                              Visiting Senior Fellow, China Programme
     Visiting Senior Fellow, Military
                                                Mr Peter Lim Heng Loong                       13 February – 12 May 2019
     Transformation Programme
                                                Visiting Senior Fellow, RSIS
     1 March 2018 – 29 February 2020
                                                1 February 2018 – 31 January 2020
                                                                                              ADJUNCT STAFF
     Dr Catherine Bragg
                                                Professor Long Xingchun                       (in alphabetical order)
     Visiting Fellow, Humanitarian Assistance
                                                Visiting Senior Fellow, China Programme
     and Disaster Relief
                                                5 November 2018 – 30 January 2019             Ms Gil Baram
     14 – 23 February 2019
                                                                                              BA and MA Magna Cum Laude (Tel-Aviv
                                                Ms Vijayalakshmi Menon                        University)
     Mr Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy
                                                Visiting Senior Fellow, RSIS                  Adjunct Fellow
     Visiting Fellow, RSIS
                                                8 November 2017 – 30 November 2019
     15 May 2018 – 31 May 2020
                                                                                              Dr Robert C. Beckman
                                                Professor T. V. Paul                          LLM (Harvard), JD BBA (Wisconsin)
     Dr Chen Xi
                                                Visiting Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of   Adjunct Senior Fellow
     Visiting Senior Fellow, China Programme
                                                International Studies
     16 September – 15 December 2019
                                                25 February – 22 March 2019                   Dr Jean Bogais
     Ms Jeanne Louise Conceicao                                                               MSc and PhD (University of Paris IV,
                                                Dr Adhi Priamarizki
     Visiting Fellow, RSIS                                                                    Sorbonne)
                                                Visiting Fellow, Indonesia Programme
     2 January 2019 – 2 January 2020                                                          Adjunct Senior Fellow
                                                9 September 2019 – 8 March 2021
     Dr Deep Kisor Datta Ray                                                                  Dr Richard J. Chasdi
                                                Dr Pradumna Bickram Rana
     Visiting Senior Fellow, Graduate                                                         BA (Brandeis University), MA (Boston
                                                Visiting Associate Professor
     Programmes Office                                                                        College), PhD (Purdue University)
     12 July 2019 – 11 February 2020                                                          Adjunct Senior Fellow
                                                Mr Victor Roger Savage
                                                Visiting Senior Fellow, RSIS
     Dr Syafiq Hasyim                                                                         Dr Alvin Chew
                                                7 February 2017 – 29 February 2020
     Visiting Fellow, Indonesia Programme                                                     BEng (NTU), MSc (RSIS, NTU), PhD
     24 July 2018 – 23 July 2019                                                              (Imperial College)
                                                Dr Duvvuri Subbarao
                                                Visiting Senior Fellow, RSIS                  Adjunct Fellow
     Dr Noor Huda Ismail
                                                5 – 26 August 2019
     Visiting Fellow, RSIS                                                                    Dr Chew Soon Beng
     24 September 2018 – 23 March 2020                                                        BComm Hons (Nanyang University), MSc
                                                Mr Pisupati Sadasiva Suryanarayana
                                                                                              (University of Singapore), PhD (University of
                                                Visiting Fellow, RSIS
     Dr Tavida Kamolvej                                                                       Western Ontario)
                                                1 June 2018 – 31 May 2020
     Visiting Fellow, Humanitarian Assistance                                                 Adjunct Senior Fellow
     and Disaster Relief
                                                Dr Su Hao
     2 – 21 March 2019                                                                        Dr Daniel Chua
                                                Visiting Senior Fellow, China Programme
                                                                                              BA Hons and MA (NTU), PhD (ANU)
                                                4 January – 15 March 2019
                                                                                              Adjunct Fellow

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Team RSIS at Run for Hope, 17 February 2019

Mr Calvin Eu Mun Hoo                           Dr Majeed Khader                             Dr Lim Ee Peng
BSocSc Hons (University of Singapore),         BSocSc Hons (NUS), MSc (Leicester), PhD      BSc (NUS), PhD (University of Minnesota)
MInternational Public Policy (Johns Hopkins    (Aberdeen)                                   Adjunct Senior Fellow
University)                                    Adjunct Senior Fellow
Adjunct Senior Fellow                                                                       Mr Lin Chung Ying
                                               Dr Tomoo Kikuchi                             BA Hons (University of Singapore), MALD
Mr Zaid Hamzah                                 BA (Meiji Gakun Univeristy), MSc (The        (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy)
LLB (National University of Singapore), MA     University of Warwick), PhD (Bielefeld       Adjunct Senior Fellow
(Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,         University)
Tufts University)                              Adjunct Senior Fellow                        Ms Sofiah Suaad Binte Mohamad Jamil
Adjunct Senior Fellow                                                                       BA Hons (UWA), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
                                               Dr Naoko Kumada                              Adjunct Research Associate
Ms Eunice Huang Muhui                          LLB (Keio University), LLM (Santa Clara),
BA (University of Michigan), MSc (University   MA (Tokyo Metropolitan University), PhD      Dr C. Raja Mohan
of Oxford)                                     (Cambridge)                                  BSc First Class and MSc First Class
Adjunct Fellow                                 Adjunct Fellow                               (Andhra), MPhil and PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru
                                                                                            University)
Dr Francis Hutchinson                          Dr Jonatan Anderias Lassa                    Adjunct Professor
BA Hons (Cambridge), MPhil (Sussex), PhD       BEngg (Widya Mandira Catholic University),
(ANU)                                          MSc (East Anglia), Dr Ing (University of     Mr Mushahid Ali s/o Munshi Asmat Ali
Adjunct Fellow                                 Bonn)                                        BA Hons (University of Singapore)
                                               Adjunct Fellow                               Adjunct Senior Fellow
Dr Reynaldo Clemena Ileto
BA Cum Laude (Ateneo de Manila                 Ms Margaret Liang Yu Yee                     Dr Hitoshi Nasu
University), MA and PhD (Cornell)              BSc Hons (University of Singapore)           BA and MA (Aoyama Gakuin University),
Adjunct Senior Fellow                          Adjunct Senior Fellow                        LLM and PhD (University of Sydney
                                                                                            Adjunct Senior Fellow
Dr Jolene Anne R. Jerard                       Dr Lee Hwok Aun
BSSc Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU), PhD          BA First Class Hons (University of British
(University of St Andrews)                     Columbia), MSc (UOL), PhD (Massachusetts)
Adjunct Senior Fellow                          Adjunct Fellow

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Dr Graham Gerard Ong-Webb                    Dr Tan Loe Joo                               Mr Jasminder Singh s/o Bilveer Singh
    BSSc Hons (NUS), MSc (LSE), AKC and          BEng Hons (NUS), MEng (NUS), MDiv            BComm (USQ), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
    PhD (KCL)                                    (Regent), MTh (TTC), and PhD (St Andrews)    Senior Analyst
    Adjunct Fellow                               Adjunct Fellow
                                                                                              Ms Irene Chan
    Dr Parama Sinha Palit                        Dr Paul Teng Piang Siong                     BA (NIE, NTU), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
    BA (Delhi University), MA, MPhil, and PhD    BAgriculturalSc Hons and PhD (Canterbury)    Associate Research Fellow
    (Jawaharlal Nehru University)                Adjunct Senior Fellow
    Adjunct Senior Fellow                                                                     Ms Vishalini d/o Chandra Sagar
                                                 Dr Frank Umbach                              BA Hons (Melbourne), MA (ANU)
    Mr Adam Palmer                               BA (University of Marburg), MA and PhD       Senior Analyst
    BA (Valparaiso University), JD (Duquesne     (University of Bonn)
    University School of Law), MBA (University   Adjunct Senior Fellow                        Mr Chang Jun Yan
    of Hawaii)                                                                                BSocSc Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
    Adjunct Senior Fellow                        Dr Friedrich W.Y. Wu                         Associate Research Fellow
                                                 BA Cum Laude (California State University,
    Dr Angela Poh Ming Yan                       Chico), MA and PhD (Washington)              Mr James Char Tze Siang
    BA Summa Cum Laude (Marymount                Adjunct Associate Professor                  BA and MA (NTU)
    Manhattan College), MSc (University of                                                    Associate Research Fellow
    Oxford), PhD (RSIS, NTU)                     Dr Yeo Lay Hwee
    Adjunct Fellow                               BSocSc (NUS), MA (Canterbury), PhD (NUS)     Mr Jonathan Chen Jieyang
                                                 Adjunct Fellow                               BBA (NTU), MSc (RSIS, NTU), MA (NUS)
    Dr Antonio Leopold Rappa                                                                  Associate Research Fellow
    BSocSci Hons (NUS), PhD (University of       Mr Geoffrey Yu
    Hawaii)                                      BSSc (University of Singapore)               Mr Christopher Chen Zhiming
    Adjunct Fellow                               Adjunct Senior Fellow                        BA Hons and MIR (University of Melbourne)
                                                                                              Associate Research Fellow
    Mr Evan Rogerson
    MA (University of Auckland)                  ASSOCIATE RESEARCH FELLOWS,                  Mr Dedi Dinarto
    Adjunct Senior Fellow                        SENIOR ANALYSTS AND RESEARCH                 MSc (RSIS, NTU)
                                                 ANALYSTS                                     Research Analyst
    Dr Johan Saravanamuttu                       (in alphabetical order)
    BSocSc (University of Singapore), MA and                                                  Mr Luca Farrow
    PhD (University of British Columbia)         Ms Nursheila binte Abdul Muez                BA Hons (Durham University), MSc (RSIS,
    Adjunct Senior Fellow                        BSocSc Hons (NUS)                            NTU)
                                                 Research Analyst                             Research Analyst
    Mr Adam Schwarz
    BA (Duke University), MBA (Columbia          Ms Amalina binte Abdul Nasir                 Mr David Han Guo Xiong
    University in the City of New York)          BA (SMU)                                     BSocSc Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
    Adjunct Senior Fellow                        Research Analyst                             Senior Analyst

    Ms Susan Sim                                 Ms Chaula Rininta Anindya                    Mr Ahmad Saiful Rijal bin Hassan
    BA (Hons), MA (Oxford)                       BSocSc (Universitas Indonesia), MSc (RSIS,   BA (Al-Azhar University), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
    Adjunct Senior Fellow                        NTU)                                         Associate Research Fellow
                                                 Research Analyst
    Dr Bilveer Singh
                                                                                              Ms Wendy He
    BA (University of Singapore), BSocSc         Ms Nur Aziemah Azman                         BA (NUS)
    (NUS), MA and PhD (ANU)                      BA (Al-Azhar University), MSc (Heriot-Watt   Research Analyst
    Adjunct Senior Fellow                        University)
                                                 Associate Research Fellow                    Mr Shawn Ho Yuan Sheng
    Dr Leo Suryadinata                                                                        BSc (SMU), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
    BA (NU), MA (Monash), MA (Ohio), PhD         Mr Mustazah bin Bahari                       Associate Research Fellow
    (American University)                        BA Hons (Islamic University of Madinah),
    Adjunct Professor                            Master in Islamic Studies (Universiti        Mr Ho Shu Huang
                                                 Kebangsaan Malaysia)                         BA Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
    Dr Tan Kien Weng Luke                        Associate Research Fellow                    Associate Research Fellow
    BEng Hons (NUS), Msc (NTU), PhD (NTU)
    Adjunct Fellow                               Mr Iftekharul Bashar
                                                 BSocSc Hons and MSocSc
                                                 (University of Dhaka)
                                                 Associate Research Fellow

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Mr Ho Wan Beng                                Mr Eugene Mark Min Hui                       Ms Unaesah Rahmah
BA Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)                BA (ANU), MSc (RSIS, NTU)                    MSc (RSIS, NTU)
Associate Research Fellow                     Associate Research Fellow                    Research Analyst

Ms Amanda Huan Su Minn                        Mr Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki                   Ms Piya Raj Sukhani
BA (Adams State College), BComm (NTU),        BSocPolSc (Parahyangan Catholic              BA Hons (University of Nottingham)
MSc (RSIS, NTU)                               University), MSc (RSIS, NTU)                 Research Analyst
Associate Research Fellow                     Associate Research Fellow
                                                                                           Ms Nanthini T. Sambanthan
Ms Nazia Hussain                              Mr Ahmad Helmi bin Mohamad Hasbi             BA (La Trobe University), MIR (University of
BA (Jacobs University), MSc (RSIS, NTU)       BA and Islamic Theology (Al-Azhar            Melbourne)
Research Analyst                              University)                                  Research Analyst
                                              Research Analyst
Mr Muhammad Haziq bin Jani                                                                 Ms Margareth Sembiring
BSocSci Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)           Ms Nazneen Mohsina                           BEng (NUS), MSc (Indonesia Defense
Senior Analyst                                MSc (RSIS, NTU)                              University), MA (King’s College London)
                                              Senior Analyst                               Associate Research Fellow
Ms Stefanie Kam Li Yee
BA (Reed College), MA (University of          Mr Jose Ma. Luis P. Montesclaros             Mr Kalicharan Veera Singam
Chicago), MSc (RSIS, NTU)                     BSc (UP), MPP (NUS)                          BSSc (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
Associate Research Fellow                     Associate Research Fellow                    Research Analyst
Ms Nur Amalina binti Khairul Anuar            Ms Sumitha Narayanan Kutty                   Mr Nawaljeet Singh Rayar
BA (Monash University), MSc (RSIS, NTU)       BA (Mangalore University), Post Grad         BEng (National University of Singapore),
Research Analyst                              Dip (Asian College of Journalism), MA        MSc (RSIS, NTU)
                                              (Georgetown University)                      Senior Analyst
Ms Lee Hui Ying                               Associate Research Fellow
MPP (University of Sydney), BA (University                                                 Mr Mohammed Sinan Siyech
of London)                                    Mr Jefferson Ng Jin Chuan                    Dip Arabic Language (Summit Academy),
Research Analyst                              BA Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)               BCom Hons (Christ University), MSc (RSIS,
                                              Senior Analyst                               NTU)
Ms Lee Yinghui                                                                             Senior Analyst
BA (University of Reading, UK), MIR (Peking   Mr Joshua Ng Wen Jie
University, China)                            BA Hons (NUS)                                Mr Nodirbek Soliev
Senior Analyst                                Associate Research Fellow                    LLB and LLM (UWED), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
                                                                                           Senior Analyst
Ms Dymples Leong Suying                       Ms Kyler Ong
BBus (Newcastle)                              MPhil (University of Cambridge), Bachelor    Ms Zoe Stanley-Lockman
Senior Analyst                                of Intelligence Studies (American Military   BA (Johns Hopkins University), MIS
                                              University)                                  (Sciences Po Paris)
Mr Ian Li Huiyuan                             Associate Research Fellow                    Associate Research Fellow
BBus Hons (Queensland Univeristy of
Technology), MSc (RSIS, NTU)                  Mr Syed Huzaifah bin Othman Alkaff           Mr Muhammad Saiful Alam Shah bin
Research Analyst                              B Islamic Revealed Knowledge and             Sudiman
                                              Heritage Hons (IIUM), MSc (RSIS, NTU)        BA Islamic Theology (Al-Azhar University),
Ms Li Qianru                                  Associate Research Fellow
BA (Northeastern University), MSc (RSIS,                                                   Master in Counselling (Monash University),
NTU)                                                                                       MSc (RSIS, NTU)
                                              Ms Amanda Trea Phua Puay Ser                 Associate Research Fellow
Research Analyst                              BA Hons (NTU), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
                                              Senior Analyst                               Mr Emirza Adi Syailendra
Ms Lyu Mengting
BA and MSc (Wuhan University), MSc                                                         BSocSc (University of Indonesia), MSc
                                              Mr Romain Brian Quivooij                     (RSIS, NTU)
(RSIS, NTU)                                   BA and MA (Paris-Sorbonne), MA and
Research Analyst                                                                           Senior Analyst
                                              Advanced MA (Panthéon-Sorbonne), MA
                                              (King’s College London)                      Mr Eugene Tan E. Guang
Mr Remy Mahzam                                Associate Research Fellow
B Islamic Revealed Knowledge and                                                           BA (NUS), Post Grad Dip and MIS (Otago)
Heritage Hons (IIUM), BA Hons (University                                                  Associate Research Fellow
of Huddersfield), MSc (RSIS, NTU)
Associate Research Fellow

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     Ms Tan Ming Hui                                 PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
     BA Hons (NUS), MSc (RSIS, NTU)                  (in alphabetical order)
     Associate Research Fellow
                                                     Ms Geanina Bujoreanu
     Ms Sarah Teo Li-Shan                            BDip (Vasile Alecsandri High School), MA
     BComm Hons (NTU), MSc (RSIS, NTU)               (University of Edinburgh)
     Associate Research Fellow                       Graduate Programmes Office Manager

     Mr Yogaananthan s/o Theva                       Mr Cheong Cheok Hon
     BA Hons, MA (NUS)                               BSocSci (NUS)
     Associate Research Fellow                       Centre Manager, Institute of Defence and
                                                     Strategic Studies
     Ms Tiola
     BPSc (Parahyangan Catholic University),         Mr Cheong Kam Keong
     MSc (RSIS, NTU)                                 BBus (ECU), MBA (UWA), CA (Singapore),
     Senior Analyst                                  CPA (Australia)
                                                     Senior Finance Manager
     Mr Angelo Paolo Luna Trias
     BA (De La Salle University), MEMDM              Ms Chong Yee Ming
     (Charles Darwin University)                     BEcon (Monash University), Grad Dip Lib
     Associate Research Fellow                       (Melbourne SCV)
                                                     Librarian
     Mr Henrick Tsjeng Zhizhao
     BA (Boston), Master in International Affairs    Mr Mervin Kok Wai Leong
     (Columbia University)                           BA (UniSA)
     Associate Research Fellow                       Corporate Communications Manager

     Ms Vidia Arianti                                Mr Scott Lai Laizheng
     BA (University of Indonesia), MSc (RSIS, NTU)   BEng Hons (Monash University), MSc (RSIS,
     Associate Research Fellow                       NTU)
                                                     Senior Events Manager
     Mr Phidel Marion Gonzales Vineles
     BA (University of Santo Tomas), MSc (RSIS,      Mr Ng Kok Hiong
     NTU)                                            BA (NUS)
     Senior Analyst                                  Senior Human Resource Manager

     Mr Prashant Deepak Waikar                       Mr Quak Swee Seng
     BA Hons (NTU), MSc (RSIS, NTU)                  BA (NUS), MSc (National University of
     Senior Analyst                                  Ireland)
                                                     Centre Manager of Centre for Multilateralism
     Ms Jennifer Widjaya Yang Hui                    Studies
     BA Hons and MA (NUS)
     Associate Research Fellow                       Ms Ariel Eunice Tan Hwi Tiang
                                                     BA Hons (NUS), MPA (Harvard University)
     Mr Yang Zi                                      Deputy Head of Policy Studies
     BA (George Mason University), MSc               Coordinator of Malaysia Programme
     (Georgetown University)                         Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
     Senior Analyst
                                                     Mr Tng Eng Cheong
                                                     Adv Dip IT (NCC), BComputing (Monash
                                                     University)
                                                     Senior IT Specialist

                                                     Ms Sandy Yeo Bee Eng
                                                     Dip Personnel Management, Grad Dip and
                                                     BA (Singapore Institute of Management)
                                                     Human Resource Manager

                                                     Ms Charlotte Yu Yanying
                                                     BSc (SIM University)
                                                     Centre Manager of Centre for Non-
                                                     Traditional Security Studies
                                                                                                                 As of end November 2019

26 RSIS 2019
Honours and Awards

                                                                    A STUDY OF THE POLITICAL DYNAMICS
                                                                    OF US TRADE POLICY

                                                                    Assistant Professor Lee Su-Hyun, Deputy Coordinator of CMS’
                                                                    International Political Economy Programme has been awarded a
                                                                    Ministry of Education (MOE) Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier
                                                                    1 grant of $27,840 for a research
                                                                    project titled “The Political Dynamics
                                                                    of    Protectionism:      Origins     and
                                                                    Consequences.” The project focuses
                                                                    on a book manuscript on American
                                                                    trade policy that examines how
                                                                    incumbent presidents and their parties
                                                                    strategically implement trade policy for
Prof Joseph Liow                                                    electoral and partisan goals, and to what
                                                                    extent the distributional consequences
RSIS RESEARCH ADVISER AWARDED THE PUBLIC                            of trade affect voting behaviour in US
ADMINISTRATION MEDAL (SILVER)                                       presidential and general elections. As
                                                                    extensions, the project analyses how
Professor Joseph Liow, RSIS Research Adviser and former Dean        trade competition from low income
of RSIS, received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) at the   countries, especially from China, has
2019 National Day Awards. Prof Liow is Tan Kah Kee Chair in         affected the rise of populism and anti-
Comparative and International Politics and Dean of the College of   globalisation backlash in advanced
                                                                                                              Asst Prof Lee Su-Hyun
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at NTU Singapore.             industrial countries.

                                                                    A STUDY TO EXAMINE CIVILIAN NUCLEAR GOVERNANCE IN
                                                                    THE ASIA PACIFIC

                                                                    Professor Mely Caballero-Anthony, Head of NTS Centre (Principal
                                                                    Investigator), and Mr Julius Trajano, Research Fellow (Collaborator) of
                                                                    the same centre, have been awarded an MOE AcRF Tier 1 grant for
                                                                    a 25-month research project titled “Nuclear Governance in Indo/Asia
                                                                    Pacific: Building out from Southeast Asia.” The project explores pathways
                                                                    toward building a robust framework for civilian nuclear governance in the
                                                                    Asia Pacific, building out from the nuclear cooperation framework and
                                                                    progress in Southeast Asia. It identifies and argues for the relevance
                                                                    of ASEAN-led mechanisms to deal with nuclear security in Southeast
                                                                    Asia and the broader Asia Pacific region. It will analyse the prospects
                                                                    for and emerging challenges to enhancing regional nuclear governance,
                                                                    covering three key issues: (i) nuclear security capacity-building; (ii)
                                                                    the role of nuclear governance centres of excellence and knowledge
                                                                    centres; and (iii) nuclear emergency preparedness and response.

Prof Mely Caballero-Anthony and Mr Julius Trajano

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