National Trades Union Congress Professorship in International Economic Relations
In 2007, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) raised a total of S$2.5 million, which, with additional funding from the Singapore Government and other sources, enabled RSIS to establish an endowed chair known as the NTUC Professorship in International Economic Relations. Set up in 1961, the NTUC is the national federation of trade unions in Singapore whose basic aim is to safeguard and enhance the interests of workers.
Income from the endowment will enable RSIS to appoint an NTUC Professor of International Economic Relations to provide leadership for the School’s International Political Economy Programme. As such, besides possessing strong academic credentials, the holder of the chair will have policy experience working in multilateral institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank and the World Trade Organisation, as well as in government ministries responsible for policy formulation in international trade, investments and finance. He or she will also be familiar with increasingly important entities such as hedge funds, private equities, petrodollars and sovereign wealth funds.
• Professor Vinod K. Aggarwal, Director of the Berkeley APEC Study Center at the University of California, Berkeley, in March 2009
• Professor John Ravenhill of the Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, from 12 November 2009 to 31 May 2010
• Professor Iwan Azis, Director of Graduate Study for Regional Science, Cornell University, Ithaca; and Head of the Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asia Development Bank, from 29 July to 11 August 2012
• Professor T. J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science for Study of East Asian Politics, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 27 July to 12 August 2013
• Dr Stephen Grenville, Visiting Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy, in November 2014
• Professor Shujiro Urata, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, from 13 to 20 August 2015
• Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri, Former Minister of Finance, Indonesia, from 7 August to 1 September 2016
• Professor Parkash Chander, Professor and Executive Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Climate Change, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, from 5 January to 5 February 2017
Last updated on 05/01/2017