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“ISEAS at 50: Understanding Southeast Asia Past and Present” Featuring Dr. Leonard Andaya


In 2018, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore) celebrated its 50th year with three public lectures. The first lecture, in February, was given by UHM Professor of History, Dr. Leonard Andaya and was entitled “Developments in the Scholarship on Southeast Asia“. The second lecture was given in March by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The third and final lecture, in October, was entitled “Before Southeast Asia: Passages and Terrains” and was delivered by Dr. Wang Gungwu. Dr. Barbara Andaya, UHM Professor of Asian Studies, gave the opening address for the third lecture.

Dr. Leonard Andaya at ISEAS
Dr. Leonard Andaya giving the first 50th Anniversary Public Lecture.
(Credit: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

All three lectures are collected in the publication “ISEAS at 50: Understanding Southeast Asia Past and Present“. Video recordings of the lectures are available below:

Dr. Barbara Andaya at ISEAS
Professor Barbara Andaya delivering the opening address for the third
50th Anniversary Public Lecture 
(Credit: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)