The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute organised a Seminar-cum-Book Launch on 16 January 2017. The event provided an opportunity for the author of the book The Veil of Circumstance: Technology, Values, Dehumanization and the Future of Economics and Politics, Ambassador Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller, Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS, to introduce the main themes of his book. Two panellists who joined Ambassador Møller in the discussion were Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of EU Centre, and Professor Pang Eng Fong, former Dean of the SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. Please click on the image for the event report.
In this week's News and Views on Europe, we bring to you news about the Testing Times for Trans-atlantic Ties – Reactions to Trump’s Interview, Theresa May’s Brexit Speech Invites Scrutiny, and the Centre Right MEP Tajani elected as new President of the European Parliament. Click on the image to read more about these stories.
The EU Centre is now inviting applications for the EUC Visiting Fellowship tenable in the period between Aug 2017 to Nov 2017. Supporting grants of various amounts of up to €6,000 commensurating with expertise, visiting commitments and duration will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances. Application closes on 1 March. For more information, click on the feature image.
The EU Centre in Taiwan (EUTW) together with its Jean Monnet network partners, including the EU Centre of Singapore, organised an international workshop on 19-20 December in Taipei to discuss the EU new trade strategy and examine the politics behind the various trade agreements under negotiation. To read more, click on the image.
2016 was a tough year for the EU. The greatest shock was the Brexit vote in June. Other crises included the EU's relations with Russia, the migrant / refugee crisis and terrorism. All these challenges fed into rising discontent leading to increased support for populist, xenophobic and nationalistic parties and backlash against globalisation. What will 2017 look like for the EU? This year-end commentary by Dr Yeo Lay Hwee provides different scenarios and end with a cautiously optimistic note on the resilience of the EU.
As part of a cooperation launched in 2013, the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) co-finance three calls for proposals to promote new scientific and academic collaborations between Europe and South East Asia. These calls have allowed the start of 30 research and/or teaching collaborations between NUS and USPC in all disciplines. In 2017, three new calls for proposals are open for application. Click on the image to find out more.