01 Apr 2012


Asit K. Biswas – Distinguished Visiting Professor

His book ‘Water Resources: Environmental Planning, Management and Development’, which was earlier published by McGraw-Hill, has just been published in Chinese. This is his 18th book to be translated into Chinese.

Boyd Fuller – Assistant Professor

His advanced negotiation class held an informal dialogue on character and citizenship education in Singapore. The dialogue had a few select individuals chosen from both parents and educators with the ability to speak about, but not formally represent, the concerns of parents, teachers (traditional and those specifically hired for Centre for Continuing Education), principals, and the Ministry of Education.

Heng Yee Kuang – Associate Professor

Awarded Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Event Funding from NUS to organize international workshop on contributions by Asia- Pacific countries to international peacekeeping on 23 March 2012.

Presented a paper titled ‘To feign control over the uncontrollable: the discourse of risk and the politics of catastrophe’ at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in San Diego on 4 April 2012.

Invited by the Ministry of Defence to deliver a talk on ‘Climate Change and Implications for International Security’ at the 15th Combined Annual Report Meeting (CARM), which involves high level military officers from Indonesia and Singapore, and includes Chiefs of Defence Force and Director of Military Intelligence, on 10 May 2012.

Presented a paper titled ‘Urban order, global risks’ at the British International Studies Association/ International Studies Association Joint Conference in Edinburgh on 22 June 2012.

Seetharam Kallidaikurichi – Visiting Professor and Director, Institute of Water Policy

Was interviewed by Friends of Europe, an independent think tank for EU policy analysis and debate. Highlights of the interview will be published as part of “Debating Europe”, a series of high-profile interviews and reactions based on questions proposed by citizens.

Tikki Pang (Pangestu) – Visiting Professor

Invited to be an International Policy Society Fellow which serves as the international advisory board for a new journal called Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS). APPS is the flagship journal of the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra. It is a peer-reviewed journal that targets research in policy studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, across a discipline focus that includes economics, political science, governance and the environment. Specific themes of recent interest include health, resource management and education, aid, migration, public administration, climate and the environment and development policy.

Co-authored a paper entitled “Routine syphilis screening in pregnant women is adopted by six countries, thanks to a simple and rapid diagnostic test”. The paper has been published in PLoS Medicine in June 2012.

Phua Kai Hong – Associate Professor

Appeared on live talk show to discuss health insurance on Channel NewsAsia’s Talking Point: the Vote, Tuesday 15 May 2012.

Invited to deliver the next annual ST Lee Lecture at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney and the Australian National University.

Cecilia Tortajada – Visiting Professor

The book ‘Impacts of Large Dams’ of which Tortajada is the main author and the Lee Kuan Yew School is a co-sponsor is being translated into Chinese. It is expected to be published by 2013.


Alex He Jingwei – Lee Kuan Yew School PhD Candidate

To present oral presentation at coming panel session organised by Phua Kai Hong at the coming Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) to be held in Beijing, China, 31 Oct to 3 Nov, 2012. His topic will be on ‘Comparative Health Systems in Asia: Public-Private Participation’.