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Fullerton Lectures

The IISS-Fullerton Lecture series comprises six lectures a year bringing major figures in Asia-Pacific and international affairs to speak in Singapore.

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Latest Fullerton lectures

Change and uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific

The Honourable Julie Bishop MP, Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, discussed a number of 'disruptive' factors reshaping strategic and economic behaviour in the Indo-Pacific. She considered the characteristics of a liberal rules-based order and why it is in the interest of Australia and the Indo-Pacific region to support and strengthen such an order in this time of uncertainty.

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Indonesia's development strategies for growth, equality and maritime affairs

General (Retd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, outlined his government's approach to creating a balance of growth and equality across the country's 17,500 islands and 300 ethnic groups.

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About the Fullerton Lectures

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, gave the inaugural lecture in 2012. Subsequent speakers include William Hague, Robert Zoellick and Felipe Calderón. Participation is by invitation only. Please contact [email protected] or tel: +65-64990055 for more details.

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    India, the United States and China

    20 July 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Dr S Jaishankar
    Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 20 July 2015

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    China’s Political System and its Evolution

    12 February 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Eric Li
    Managing Director, Chengwei Capital, Shanghai
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Thursday 12 February 2015

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    A Conversation with Sihasak Phuangketkeow

    16 December 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    H.E. Sihasak Phuangketkeow,
    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand

    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Tuesday 16 December 2014

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    The Ukrainian Crisis: A Test for Europe and the World

    09 December 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Petro Poroshenko
    President of Ukraine
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Tuesday 09 December 2014

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    A Conversation with Julia Gillard

    22 August 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Julia Gillard
    Former  Prime Minister of Australia
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 22 August 2014

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    A Pacific Bridge: Next Steps for Canada and Asia

    04 August 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    John Baird
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 04 August 2014

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    A Conversation with Mr K. Shanmugam

    30 June 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Mr K. Shanmugam
    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 30 June 2014

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    The Philippines and ASEAN: The Road to 2015 and Beyond

    07 February 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Cesar V Purisima
    Secretary of Finance, Philippines
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 7 February 2014

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    William Choong: The power of dreams (or lack thereof)

    17 January 2014.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security For a long time, charismatic politicians in Japan have been few and far between. But the year-old administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to be cranking them out. Speaking at an IISS–Asia Fullerton Lecture on 16 January, Ichita Yamamoto had an uncanny ability to hold 160 members of the audience in thrall. He answered questions from the floor standing up...

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    Asia's Prosperity and the Importance of Open Seas

    16 January 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Ichita Yamamoto
    Minister of State for Ocean Policy and Territorial Integrity, Japan
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Thursday 16 January 2014