I’ve been invited by the School to direct the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC). This is a multidisciplinary centre that was established in 2014, seeking to foster world-leading academic and policy research with a focus on the Southeast Asian social and political landscape. Building on the School’s deep academic and historical connections with Southeast Asia, I hope to strengthen its work around three core intersecting research themes of urbanisation, connectivity and governance. Find out more about SEAC here.