ISEAS–Yusof Ishak InstituteThe ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute is a Singaporean statutory board and research institution established by an Act of Parliament in 1968.
Previously known as the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, the organisation was renamed as ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute on 12 August 2015, in honour of Singapore's first President, Yusof Ishak. The institute celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, with PM Lee Hsien Loong delivering a lecture on 13 March that year.
According to its website, the ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute's primary objectives are: * To be a leading research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security, and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment. * To stimulate research and debate within scholarly circles, enhance public awareness of the region, and facilitate the search for viable solutions to the varied problems confronting the region. * To nurture a community of scholars interested in the region and to engage in research on the multi-faceted dimensions and issues of stability and security, economic development, and political, social and cultural change.
The institute conducts a range of research programmes; holds conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars; publishes briefs, research journals and books; and generally provides a range of research support facilities, including a large library collection. Provided by Wikipedia