Peter Lim Professorship in Peace Studies
The Peter Lim Professorship in Peace Studies was launched on 9 June 2014 during the inauguration of RSIS’ Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Programme. The professorship was established through a generous gift of S$3 million from Mr. Peter Lim and a matching grant from the Singapore Government.
Mr Lim, a well-known Singaporean philanthropist, hopes that his donation can bring together distinguished scholars and thought leaders to study how Singapore can further preserve and promote the existing harmonious relations amongst its different communities, so that the Nation will continue to enjoy peace and harmony. The endowment will enable the SRP to appoint a professor who can lead the Programme in researching and in teaching Peace Studies.
The first scholar to hold this endowed chair is Visiting Professor Abdullah Saeed. Professor Saeed, who is the Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne, was appointed to the chair on 15 October 2015 and will hold it for a five-year term.
Last updated on 16/03/2016