Other Speakers Series

  • From Crisis to Opportunity?: Migrant Lives in t...

    19 November 2020 (Thu) , 9pm
    At Online. Register at https://nus.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kS4jidTqISL7yR

    In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore quickly emerged as a text-book example of how to handle the spread of the disease. From contact tracing to temperature reporting and sanitizers, both the prevention protocols and on-the-ground execution seemed stellar. Any sense of early success in pandemic control was however quickly oversha...

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  • 2020: What’s at Stake in the US Elections?

    15 October 2020 (Thu) , 8-9pm
    At Online. Register here:https://bit.ly/33uyt1u

    The 2020 US Presidential election is being contested at a time of great global and domestic uncertainty. Join us for a conversation with experts who will examine the implications of this election for American politics, political institutions and foreign policy. Moderator Alan Gerber Dean of the Social Science Division of the Faculty of Arts and...

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  • International Relations Dinner & Talk

    21 January 2020 (Tue)

    The Global Affairs department is pleased to have hosted a dinner conversation with Sameer Lalwani, Senior Fellow and Director at the Stimson Center, a non-partisan policy research center in Washington, DC. This conversation was hosted by Professor Yogesh Joshi as part of his IR class, and covered topics such as International Relations, Foreign P...

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  • De-Mystifying ‘Sectarianism’, Understanding Sec...

    7 September 2017 (Thu) , 6.15pm
    At Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre

    Few subjects are more commonly discussed yet as woefully under-studied as Middle Eastern ‘sectarianism’. Politicians, journalists, analysts and academics obsess over ‘sectarianism’ without first attempting to formulate a coherent definition of the term. Unsurprisingly this definitional incoherence has often led to analytic incoherence. In this p...

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  • A Theory of Injustice in Global Trade – What ca...

    7 March 2017 (Tue) , 6.30pm – 8.00pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre

    Global supply chains (also called global value chains) are an increasingly important form of trade in the global economy. In some of these supply chains, goods are produced using slave labor. By ‘slave labor’ I mean that workers are subject to violence preventing exit, subjection to a state of contractual indebtedness due to accounting fraud or ...

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  • Debt-Financed Migration in Singapore’s Domestic...

    1 March 2017 (Wed) , 6.00pm - 7.30pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre

    Debt-Financed Migration in Singapore’s Domestic Work Industry Debt-financed migration in South-East Asia is often criticised as a model that yokes migrant domestic workers to employers with onerous salary deductions. However, more recent conceptualisations of debt-financed migration have recognised how debt can both enable and constrain migrato...

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