Global Affairs Speakers Series

  • Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authorit...

    16 February 2021 (Tue) , 7-8pm
    At Via Zoom *Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants only. Sign up at by 12 February 2021, 12pm

    In Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine (Oxford University Press 2020), Dana El Kurd investigates how the ruling Palestinian Authority has managed to remain in power and demobilize Palestinian society despite the ongoing Israeli occupation. Using a multi-method approach, El Kurd demonstrates that international inv...

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  • Chinese Foreign Policy: Friend To All, Enemy To...

    3 March 2021 (Wed) , 12:30pm-2pm
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    China has reached great power status. But not in the ways we expected. In this talk, Dr Mastro argues that China has built power differently from the United States over the past twenty-five years of its rise. Through an analysis of Chinese foreign policy, she shows that China does not emulate the United States, but...

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  • Speaker Series – Populism in Europe: Is S...

    6 February 2020 (Thu) , 19:00
    At Performance Hall

    Join Professor of Political Science Jose Ignacio Torreblanca as he discusses the recent wave of anti-immigration and anti-EU radical-right populism in Europe and asks if Spain is an exception or not. RSVP:

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  • Book Talk: Does India Negotiate?

    5 February 2020 (Wed) , 18:00
    At LT1

    Join author Karthik Nachiappan as he talks about his new book, “Does India Negotiate?” which explores why India signs onto certain international rules but not others

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  • 2nd Yale-NUS Lecture on Global Affairs: How Dem...

    9 October 2019 (Wed) , 630pm
    At Performance Hall

    Daniel Ziblatt, the Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University, will deliver the 2nd Yale-NUS Lecture on Global Affairs, an endowed annual lecture sponsored by Professor Saw Swee Hock. He will be speaking about his award-winning book, How Democracies Die.

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  • Student Roundtable with Prof. Daniel Ziblatt

    8 October 2019 (Tue) , 12:00-1:30pm
    At Saga College Private Dining Room

    Join Harvard Professor Daniel Ziblatt for an exclusive student-led roundtable discussion on his research on “how democracies die.” Co-facilitated by Global Affairs students Jasmine Gan, Xin Ng, and Bilge Arslan. Limited to the first 15 student sign-ups. Date: 8 October Time: 12-130pm Venue: Saga College Private Dining Room

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  • Sincere Preference by Default: An Alternative T...

    22 November 2017 (Wed) , 12:00PM-1:30PM
    At Saga Private Dining Room

    What explains support in polls for single-party regimes? The dominant theoretical explanation for this phenomenon is preference falsification, in which survey respondents insincerely express support for the party due to fear. In this paper, we provide an alternative theory that does not assume insincerity. We theorize that a party label in singl...

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  • Contemporary Dynamics in India-China Relations

    14 November 2017 (Tue) , 6:30PM-8:00PM
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1

    India-China relations are undergoing a period of stress, most recently evident in the military standoff on the border with Bhutan. As both nations develop and China seeks a larger role in the world, her relations with India—whose own definition of interests is expanding—will also change, and affect the wider region. Mr. Menon will discuss these...

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  • Migration Documentary Film Series: Callshop Ist...

    13 November 2017 (Mon) , 6:00PM
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1

    An understated documentary that highlights the role of Istanbul, and Turkey more broadly, as a transit point sitting at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Focusing largely on the transnational conversations that occur inside the phone booths of callshops in Istanbul, the feature documentary captures the aspirations and dreams and frustr...

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  • Migration Documentary Film Series: After Spring

    9 November 2017 (Thu) , 6:00pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1

    An in-depth look into the day-to-day life in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. Built to be a temporary refuge until the civil war was over, Zaatari is now in its sixth year. This documentary film shows two refugee families in transition and the aid workers fighting to keep the camp running....

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