Thursday, February 25th, 15:30 - 19:30
VILLA KENNEDY
Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt, Germany
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Thursday, March 10th, 09:30 - 13:30
SALA BUZZATI
Via Balzan 3 (angolo via San Marco)
Milano, Italy
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Simon S.C. Tay is a public intellectual as well as private advisor to major corporations and policy-makers.

Simon S.C. Tay chairs the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, a leading Asian think tank, and is a professor of international law. He also advises corporations and serves senior consultant at a leading regional law firm. His commentaries appear regularly in the media and his 2010 book, Asia Alone, analyses trends in regional integration and relations with America.

His book, Asia Alone: the Dangerous Post Crisis Divide from America (Wiley 2009) was well reviewed in the Economist, Financial Times and regional media. His commentaries feature regularly in newspapers including Today (Singapore), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Jakarta Post (Indonesia), The Nation (Thailand), the Japan Times and China Daily, and he has featured on television with BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNB, Channel NewAsia, NHK Japan and CCTV.

Prof Tay is also Senior Consultant at WongPartnership, a leading Asian law firm tha practices across the region, with offices in Singapore, China and the Middle East, and practices that cover ASEAN. He serves on boards for global companies, the Mitsubishi United Financial Group and LGT Bank, and two leading Singaporean companies, Hyflux Ltd and the Far East Organization. He has spoken at leading business conferences including the World Economic Forum, APEC CEO Summits and SIBOS, and briefed major corporate boards and financial institutions about the politics and economics that matter to businesses.

From 1992 to 2008, he has served in public positions for Singapore, including as Chairman of the National Environment Agency, a major agency with over 3000 civil servants and reporting to the Minister, an independent Member of Parliament, and to coordinate the Singapore Volunteers Overseas, the country’s
equivalent of the Peace Corps. He received a National Day Award in 2006 and continues to serve Singapore in a number of roles including as an Expert and Eminent Person in the ASEAN Regional Forum, a member of the government’s Climate Change Network and as vice-chairman of the Asia Pacific Water Forum.

He is a prize winning author and, in 2010, his novel City of Small Blessings was awarded the Singapore Literature Prize. He graduated in law from the National University of Singapore (1986), where he was president of the student union for three terms, and from Harvard Law School (1993), where he won the Laylin prize for the best thesis in international law.

SIMON S. C. TAY

Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs