In April 2016, the National Security Studies Programme (NSSP) was launched in RSIS. Coordinated then by Associate Professor Kumar Ramakrishna, Head of Policy Studies, Office of the Executive Deputy Chairman, RSIS, the aim of NSSP is to foster and enhance intellectual capital pertaining to the milestone episodes in Singapore’s diplomatic and security history.
In particular, the NSSP will seek to promote broad-ranging research into the “Singapore model” for addressing national security challenges and other insights pertinent for small, globalised, multi-ethnic city-states.
Apart from producing research for RSIS and other academic audiences, and teaching on the Masters programme in RSIS, NSSP researchers will also be invited to share their insights with public officers in seminars or training courses, with a view to enhancing the academic rigour of such course content. In addition, seminars involving thought leaders from Singapore and elsewhere on the subject of the governance and security challenges facing city-states will also be organised by NSSP at periodic intervals.
Last updated on 20/09/2020