‘Brown Bag’ Seminar - SG50 and Beyond: Protecting the Public Space  in the New Era of Singaporean Pluralism

‘Brown Bag’ Seminar - SG50 and Beyond: Protecting the Public Space in the New Era of Singaporean Pluralism

Date & Time

14 September 2016, 10:30 - 14 September 2016, 11:30

Venue

Environmental Studies Lab, NIE (Blk3, Level 2, Room 27)

Department

Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

Category

social studies

Events Details

Abstract:

Earlier this year, Dr. Johannis and others at IPS conducted a research study focused on the value cleavages regarding LGBT rights and sanctity of life issues that had manifested in active public lobbying both online and offline in the recent past. Utilising focus group discussions and interviews, the study unearthed some of the main points of contention and the controversial advocacy tactics surrounding these issues. The study was also aimed at discovering practices and principles which could be used to protect our public political space without suppressing this new political pluralism.  

The speaker:

Dr. Johannis Bin Abdul Aziz is currently between appointments, having most recently been a Research Fellow in Politics and Governance at the Institute of Policy Studies, LKYSPP, NUS. He was a relief teacher in philosophy and English at Raffles Girls’ School before pursuing his doctoral studies. He received his Ph.D from the University of California Berkeley in the field of Political Science with a specialisation in Political Theory. In his spare time, Dr. Johannis is attempting to ‘catch them all’.