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Ted Hopf

Associate Professor Soo Yeon Kim's research group awarded $4.95 million dollar grant

Dr. Kim is a founding member of the Global Production Networks Centre at NUS (GPN@NUS), led by Henry Yeung (PI) and Neil Coe (Co-PI) of Geography. The nine-member research group was recently awarded $4.95 million for three years under the ODPRT Strategic Research Proposals 2014 programme. GPN@NUS includes faculty members from Geography, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. As a member of this research group, Associate Professor Soo Yeon Kim will continue her work on production networks and the politics of free trade agreements in Asia.

Ted Hopf

Professor Ted Hopf has been appointed by the University as a Provost's Chair in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Professor Ted Hopf's appointment is in recognition of his outstanding and internationally acknowledged scholarly accomplishments.

External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation

Dr. Ja Ian Chong won the best book prize from the International Studies Association

Dr. Chong has also won the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Award for Promising Researcher. This award is presented to researchers who have produced research that shows potential impact and promise. Dr. Chong has been with FASS since 2010 and his research focuses on international relations, especially IR theory, security, and international relations in the Asia-Pacific. Of particular interest are issues that stand at the nexus of international and domestic politics. read more

Shamsul Haque

Professor Shamsul Haque won the Fred W. Riggs Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement

The Fred W. Riggs Award is awarded for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in International and Comparative Administration by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).


Reconstructing the Cold War

Professor Ted Hopf won the Robert L. Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award

The Robert L. Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award is awarded annually by the American Political Science Association (APSA) for the best book in International History and Politics. For more details, please click read more


Reconstructing the Cold War

Dr. Robert Woodberry's recent scholarship acknowledged by multiple awards

Dr. Woodberry's article The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review 106(2): 244-74) has won the following awards:

  • The Luebbert Article Award for the best article in the field of comparative politics
  • The Michael Wallerstein Award for the best published article in Political Economy in the previous calendar year
  • American Political Science Association Best Article Award for an article focusing on democratization
Peter D. Finn

Mr. Peter D. Finn receives Public Spiritedness Award from SCDF

PhD Candidate Peter Finn received a Public Spiritedness Award (PSA) from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) 1st Division Commander LTC Alan Chong for leading firefighting efforts against a blaze at Engineering E4 Block on the night of April 23rd.


A Prestigious University Fellowship

Mr. Benjamin Seet has been awarded a prestigious University Fellowship from the Ohio State University. He is currently a Masters student in the Department and will begin a PhD program in Political Science at OSU in Fall 2015.


Singapore at 50

You are cordially invited to our symposium, Singapore at 50: Reflections and Visions, taking place on 10 March 2015, 10am.

The past 50 years have seen Singapore develop from a fledgling state where worries abound about its survivability to a cosmopolitan and prosperous society that is trying to define its identity in the midst of rapid globalization. As the country celebrates its 50th year of independence, it is timely to ponder how far we have come and how we can move on from here. To mark this momentous event, the Singapore Research Nexus (SRN), the Social and Policy Research Cluster, and the Department of Political Science at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) are proud to jointly organize a symposium titled "Singapore at 50: Reflections and Visions".

This symposium seeks to create a platform for the discussion and contemplation of Singapore's first 50 years, with a view towards its next 50. It will feature four speakers who hail from different sectors representing the disabled, the elderly, the youth, and the arts and creative industries. Drawing on a wealth of insights and experiences that they have accumulated over many years, the speakers will reflect upon how Singapore has developed, point out present and future challenges, and offer a compelling vision of Singapore's future as it welcomes its 50th birthday.

The details of the symposium are as follows:

Date: 10th March 2015 (Tuesday) Time: 10am to 1pm (lunch is provided from 1pm onwards) Venue: National University of Singapore, FASS Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7 #01-17, 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

To learn more about the event and its speakers, please click on the following link:

There will also be a photography exhibition featuring winning photographs from Picture Singapore 2014 SRN Photography Competition ( ) and a prize presentation ceremony where the winning entry of the Singapore on Screen III 2014 FASS Student Film Competition ( will be screened.

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