Public Policy and Global Affairs


PPGA News and Events

​News PPGA student bags Best Speaker Award at Singapore Model Parliament 2018
​Seminar​ Dr Kohei Suzuki (Post-Doctoral research fellow, University of Gothenburg), Politicization, Bureaucratic Legalism, and Public Sector Innovation”

Monday, 23 April 201811.00am to 12.00pm - Venue: HSS Meeting Room 6 (HSS-04-95)

​Seminar Dr. Sreeja Nair (CLASS post-doctoral research fellow), “Designing Policies Under Uncertainty: Connecting Theory and Practice In The Asian Context

Thursday, 19 April 201811.00am to 12.00pm Venue: HSS Meeting Room 4 (HSS-04-71) 

​​News SSS Student Bags Best Position Paper at APMEU 2017 

“Imperial mission, ‘scientific’ method: an alternative account of the origins of IR”

By Professor Peter Vale ON FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017

Weapon Of Peace: How Religious Liberty Combats Terrorism”

By Dr Nilay Saiya on Monday 27 March 2017
By Dr Abdullah Gok on Friday 17 March 2017
​Seminar​​ “Beyond the Western Paradigm: Confucian Public Administration”
Dr Wolfgang DreschlerDr Wolfgang Dreschler ON 23 February 2017
By Xu Chengwei on Friday, 3 February 2017
By Gayathri Haridas on Friday 20 January 2017
Research Assistant Prof. Ana C. Alves presented a paper entitled ‘The Resilience of Chinese Economic Statecraft towards Africa: from Mao to Xi’ at the 39th annual conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific, 5-7 December 2016, University of Western Australia, Perth.

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News​​​ ​Assistant Prof YU Wenxuan and PhD candidate XU Chengwei (NTU/HSS-PPGA) presented on Aug. 27th, 2016, a joint paper entitled ‘ Technological and Political Rationalities of Smart City Initiatives in China: An Empirical Analysis’ at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. The study developed an explanatory model to examine the variance and test it with a cross-section dataset using multiple regression methods. Among their most notable findings are that environmental pollution and urban congestion are key drivers for the development of smart cities in China, however, the relationship between these are not always positive nor linear. In addition, they also find smart cities initiatives are driven not only by technical rationalities but also political ones, and that political support from local ruling party seems to make a difference.

Assistant Professor Woo Jun Jie awarded 2016 Ken Young Best Paper prize at policy and Politics for the jointly-authored articleFrom tools to toolkits in policy design studies: the new design orientation towards policy formulation research’