Light on a Hill: The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute Story 1968–2018

About the Publication

This book commemorates ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s achievements over the past 50 years. It illustrates the Institute’s many changes and phases of development, under the illustrious leadership and staff at every level – board of trustees, directors, researchers and support staff. 

The title of the book is derived from a quote by Prof Hal Hill, H W Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies at the Australian National University and former ISEAS International Advisory Panel member. In an article on the Institute for a 2015 publication, he described ISEAS as a “light on a hill”, saying: “I look forward to many more decades of ISEAS as a vital and uniquely important regional and global public good. There is still nothing else like it in the world, and the mission statement is as relevant today as it was at the time of its founding.”

Contents

Light on a Hill: The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute Story 1968–2018 [Whole Publication], by Cassandra Chew, author
Preliminary pages
THE FIRST QUARTER-CENTURY
1. Laying the foundation, keeping it going
THE SECOND QUARTER-CENTURY
2. Staying on top of a fast changing region
FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS
3. Come drink at Southeast Asia’s “watering hole”
EVENTS
4. Reaching out to the intelligentsia and the laymen
ASEAN STUDIES CENTRE
5. The first stop to know everything about ASEAN
NALANDA-SRIWIJAYA CENTRE
6. In search of “spider threads and horse trails”
NALANDA-SRIWIJAYA CENTRE ARCHAEOLOGY UNIT
7. Unearthed: Secrets of 14th Century Singapore
THE SINGAPORE LECTURES
8. Mandela inspires, Mahathir impresses
LIBRARY
9. The institution that sprung from a garage
LIBRARY – PRIVATE PAPERS
10. From “accidental addition” to historical goldmine
PUBLICATIONS
11. Where the world looks to for the best books on the region
LOOKING AHEAD
12. Let the light from the hill shine on
For the record
Thank you
About the writer

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