06 Jul 2020
Student News: Do Youn Lee (Global Affairs Class of 2020) is starting a new job at Blu5, a Singapore-based technology company, where she will be a Business Development Associate. Congratulations, Do Youn!
23 Jun 2020
Faculty News: Associate Professor Anju Mary Paul just published an op-ed in ChannelNewsAsia entitled, “The wrangling over rest days foreign domestic workers and their employers face in Phase 2” discussing the new rest day policy for migrant domestic workers in Singapore.
18 Jun 2020
Faculty News: Assistant Professor Rohan Mukherjee just published a sole-authored article in the journal Contemporary Politics: “Chaos as opportunity: the United States and world order in India’s grand strategy.” The article examines the role the US plays in India’s grand strategy, and how the latter has adjusted to the Trump era.
10 Jun 2020
Faculty News: Assistant Professor Rohan Mukherjee just published an essay, “Unsafe Distancing: India and China Face Off Once Again” in China-India Brief, a publication of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation, at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS).
04 Jun 2020
Student News: Lianhe Zaobao (LHZB) featured Global Affairs major Huang Runchen (Class of 2022) who has been regularly volunteering at a maid shelter to provide assistance for foreign domestic workers (FDW) who faced difficulties getting their rightful compensation from employers. Besides contacting the employers, she also helps liaise with the Ministry of Manpower on the FDW’s behalf to request for change of employer. Runchen told LHZB that since she was lucky to lead a good life, helping the disadvantaged seemed like a responsibility she should take up.
02 Jun 2020
Faculty News: Congratulations to Prof. Risa Toha for being awarded the NUS Humanities and Social Science Research Fellowship for 2021/2022! This fellowship provides one-semester teaching relief to enable faculty to focus fully on their research with an eye toward publication of books and peer-reviewed scholarly articles. Prof. Toha will be working on her project, “National Identification of Ethnic Minorities in Multiethnic Settings in Southeast Asia.”
30 May 2020
Student News: Congratulations to Lesley-Anne Tan (Global Affairs Class of 2020) for her new job as Deputy Manager (International Partnerships) with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. In her new position, Lesley-Anne will be formulating and overseeing international relations, positions and strategies for CAAS.
08 May 2020
Student News: Congratulations to Seung Hee Lee (GA Class of 2020) for being awarded the Global Affairs Capstone Prize for 2020 for his capstone: “Examining the Effect of Chaebol Endorsement on Voting Behavior in South Korea.” In his capstone, Seung Hee explored the impact of implicit chaebol endorsement of particular political figures on voter behavior in South Korea. He took literature on corporate endorsements which had largely been developed within the American context and applied it in an original manner in the South Korean context where the intertwining of large family-run South Korean conglomerates and the country’s politics has been both pervasive and highly problematic. He developed a novel survey experiment followed by qualitative interviews with respondents to test the impact of chaebol endorsement under various conditions: the state of the economy, the specific chaebol acting as the political endorser, and the socioeconomic status of each voter. He found that chaebol endorsements are likely to produce a positive effect on the endorsed candidate during economic recessions, when the endorser is perceived to be reputable, and when the voter is a member of the higher socioeconomic class.Congratulations also to Zixing Gu who was the other finalist for the 2020 Global Affairs Capstone Prize for her outstanding capstone, “Signalling in Chinese Foreign Policy: Role of Nationalism on Social Media.”
01 Apr 2020
Faculty News: Associate Professor Anju Mary Paul was invited to serve on the advisory board for the new Edinburgh University Press book series, “Edinburgh Studies on Diasporas and Transnationalism.”
28 Apr 2020
Faculty News: On 28 April 2020, Brookings India interviewed Rohan Mukherjee and his co-author on their research on smaller states’ responses to Sino-Indian competition in South Asia published in their 2019 article, “Hedging in South Asia: Balancing economic and security interests amid Sino-Indian competition” in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.