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Singapore Perspectives 2019 “Singapore.World”


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The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) will hold its annual flagship Singapore Perspectives (SP) conference on Monday, 28 January 2019. The theme of SP2019 is “Singapore.World”.  It will consider recent geopolitical developments, their trajectory for the coming years and implications for Singapore and our region.

The post-Cold War world order is undergoing significant disruptions and headed towards prolonged uncertainty. If US-China tensions escalate, pressures on ASEAN will intensify. We can expect anxiety to grow among citizens of Singapore and Southeast Asia, who may be divided on how we should deal with the US and China. We hope that this conference can provide a far-sighted and hard-nosed perspective on the structural issues at work in US-China relations, elucidate the implications for Singapore and our region, and offer ideas on how we can successfully meet the challenges and opportunities, both as a country and a society.   

We are featuring prominent speakers like Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan; former Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo; former Indonesian Foreign Minister Dr Marty Natalegawa; Managing Director of the Economic Development Board of Singapore Chng Kai Fong, Professor Wang Gungwu, and former Singapore Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Bilahari Kausikan.

Please click here to view the programme with conference brief. 


Opening Remarks
Mr Janadas Devan
Director
Institute of Policy Studies

• Speech by Mr Janadas Devan at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)




Panel I: Singapore and the World
Chairperson
Professor Tommy Koh
Professor of Law
National University of Singapore
and
Ambassador-at-Large
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Speaker
Professor Wang Gungwu
Chairman
Board of Trustees
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Speaker
Mr George Yeo
Visiting Scholar
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
and
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore
(2004–2011)

• Speech by Professor Tommy Koh at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)
• Speech by Mr George Yeo at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)
• Speech by Professor Wang Gungwu at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)




Panel II: Singapore and International Economics
Chairperson
Mr Gabriel Lim
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Communications and Information 

Speaker
Mr Chng Kai Fong
Managing Director
Economic Development Board

Speaker
Mr Lee Chee Koon
President & Group Chief Executive Officer
CapitaLand Limited

• Speech by Mr Chng Kai Fong at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)
Speech by Mr Lee Chee Koon at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)




Panel III: Singapore and the Region
Chairperson
Professor Chan Heng Chee
Ambassador-at-Large
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Speaker
Mr Bilahari Kausikan
Chairman
Middle East Institute
National University of Singapore

Speaker
Dr Marty Natalegawa
Member
Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation
United Nations
and
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia
(2009–2014)

• Speech by Professor Chan Heng Chee at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)
Speech by Mr Bilahari Kausikan at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)
• Speech by Dr Marty Natalegawa at the IPS Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference, “Singapore.World”   (Prepared text)




Dialogue with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Chairperson
Mr Janadas Devan
Director
Institute of Policy Studies

Speaker
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan 
Minister for Foreign Affairs

• Edited Transcript of Dialogue and Question-and-Answer Session




Downloads:
• Report on Singapore Perspectives 2019: Singapore.World


Media Coverage
• Channel NewsAsia. 2019. Bipartisan consensus a ‘blessing’ for Singapore’s foreign policy: Vivian Balakrishnan. 28 January.
Channel NewsAsia. 2019. Singapore.World - A Dialogue. 1 February.
Mothership.sg. 2019. Bilahari Kausikan replies to question on Aloysius Pang’s death, says NS policy & realistic training vital. 28 January.
Mothership.sg. 2019. Bilahari: S’pore must be extraordinary in Southeast Asia, won’t be universally loved. 28 January.
Mothership.sg. 2019. Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan glad opposition MPs don’t put party politics ahead of national interest. 28 January.
Mothership.sg. 2019. Former Foreign Minister George Yeo: Persuade China to join TPP, so US will be forced back in. 28 January.
Mothership.sg. 2019. US & China are important, but they don’t represent the world: Tommy Koh. 28 January.
The Straits Times. 2019. Singapore must remain open to stay relevant in the face of digital disruption: Vivian Balakrishnan. 28 January.
The Straits Times. 2019. Singaporeans need to be more connected to Asean to remain competitive: Panel. 28 January.
The Straits Times. 2019. US-China trade war talks likely to be resolved eventually: Ex-foreign minister George Yeo. 28 January.
TODAY. 2019. ‘Cold war’ and ‘cold peace’ between US and China could continue for decades, says George Yeo. 28 January.
TODAY. 2019. SingHealth cyber attackers not named as it would not make system ‘more secure’: Balakrishnan. 28 January.
Yahoo News Singapore. 2019. US-China tensions will continue for at least 20 more years: George Yeo. 28 January.
Berita Harian. 2019. Persidangan Institut Pengajian Dasar - 'Asean yang kuat bantu anggota saingi kuasa lebih besar'. 29 January.
Berita Harian. 2019. Persidangan Institut Pengajian Dasar - Vivian: SG perlu kuasai teknologi baru untuk kekal relevan. 29 January.
BERITA Mediacorp. 2019. Vivian Balakrishnan anggap kesepakatan dwipartisan bagi dasar luar S'pura satu 'rahmat'. 29 January.
联合早报. 2019. 凯德首席执行长李志勤:进军海外时我国企业应多合作. 1月29日.
联合早报. 2019. 杨荣文:文化和多元国际关系撑起我国影响力. 1月29日.
联合早报. 2019. 杨荣文:中美矛盾可能再续20年 直到美意识到中国非“传教士大国”. 1月29日.
联合早报. 2019. 维文:处理重大外交课题 也会向反对党说明讲解. 1月29日.
The Business Times. 2019. Singaporeans urged to plug into Asean to tap geographical edge. 29 January.
The Straits Times. 2019. Asean helps manage tensions in region, say panellists. 29 January.
The Straits Times. 2019. Be more connected to Asean to remain competitive: Panel. 29 January.
The Straits Times. 2019. Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference - Singapore's success and unity key to its foreign policy: Vivian. 29 January.
The Straits Times. 2019. Singapore Perspectives 2019 conference - US-China trade talks likely to succeed, says George Yeo. 29 January.
The Straits Times. 2019. Vivian lists three ways for Singapore to stay relevant. 29 January.


SP2019_Sponsor
Sands Grand Ballrooms (Level 5), Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Mon 28 January 2019
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

For enquiries, please contact Ms Kerynn Lee at tel: 6516-8389 or email: decb64_aXBzLnBlcnNwZWN0aXZlc0BudXMuZWR1LnNn_decb64