SMU appoints Bilahari Kausikan as senior fellow
The Singapore Management University (SMU) has appointed ambassador-at-large Bilahari Kausikan as a senior fellow at its School of Social Sciences. The appointment, which started on Aug 1, will last for a year.
Mr Kausikan, who is also foreign policy adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be conducting a series of lectures on diplomacy in East Asia from January onwards, as part of the faculty's International and Asian Studies programme.
The programme is a new multi-disciplinary Social Sciences major that examines the emerging role of Asia in the world. Students will get in-depth knowledge on regional and global affairs and look at issues concerning Asia.
Dean of SMU's School of Social Sciences, Mr James Tang, said that learning from Mr Kausikan, a seasoned diplomat known for his outspokenness, will benefit the students greatly. "Our students will develop a better appreciation of how diplomacy really works and gain valuable insights on Singapore's international challenges," he said.