We have a long and distinguished history in Singapore, having maintained a full office and country program there for much of the Foundation’s 60-year history, and having made important contributions to leadership development, education, and Singapore’s regional relations in the crucial early years of the 1960s and 1970s following Singapore’s independence. Currently, the Foundation cooperates with leading Singapore institutions on a range of regional issues and programs. Working with the Technical Cooperation Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we support study tours and training for officials from other Asian countries to learn from Singapore’s development experience and technical expertise. Other recent programs include specialized training for emerging Asian leaders at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; placement of the Foundation’s Luce Scholars; a conference on Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia in cooperation with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University; and the ASEAN Conference on Legal Issues of Regional Importance.
NEWS FROM SINGAPORE
US-ASEAN Conference on Legal Issues
The Asia Foundation, the U.S. Department of State, and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) convened a gathering of prominent scholars, government officials, and private sector actors for the “U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Legal Issues of Regional Importance” in Singapore in May 2017. Participants debated some of the most salient issues facing ASEAN in light of the broader geopolitics of Asia and the shifting interests of the U.S., China, Japan, India, and Australia, including cyber and maritime security, migration, trafficking, trade, the environment, women’s rights and opportunities. A full set of recommendations is forthcoming.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Asia Foundation and APEC Announce Winner of APEC Digital Prosperity Award
November 10, 2021
The Asia Foundation Selected for Google.org Impact Challenge to Empower Female Stewardship Over Indonesia’s Forest Resources
November 8, 2021
The Asia Foundation Honors Yo-Yo Ma, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Dr. Eun Mee Kim at Annual Leadership Awards
November 4, 2021
Podcast: The State of Conflict and Violence in Asia
October 27, 2021
Leaders on the Frontlines:
Leaders for a Better World
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6PM PT