The meeting counted 36 leaders from 30 APSIA member, affiliated and guest institutions, and was organised around several topics of importance for academic institutions: academic freedom, leveraging local programmes and expertise to enhance International Affairs education, building interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary faculty and curricula, multilateralism and the rules-based order, building effective joint degree / exchange programmes, or linking curriculum and professional development. Additionally, the meeting tackled the topic of AI and the future of International Affairs education, with participants signalling the heightened importance of developing student capacities for good judgement, analytical reasoning, and contextual thinking.
Director Salles’ visit to Singapore served as an opportunity to renew the student exchange agreement between the Institute and the National University of Singapore, through its Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. It was also agreed to explore further paths of collaboration – particularly in executive education and high-level expertise on multilateralism.
The Institute has a portfolio of 43 partner institutions around the world, of which 14 are in Asia. The cooperation with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy dates back to 2006, and ever since, it has been the most popular exchange destination in Asia amongst Institute students.
Image of Danny Quah, Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy with Marie-Laure Salles, Director of the Geneva Graduate Institute