Political Insights: A Series of Talks by Practitioners in Politics and International Relations
Ms Foo Chi Hsia - Singapore’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
The PAIR and LAIR teams from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased the announced the next in our "Political Insights" speaker series. Her Excellency Ms Foo Chi Hsia, Singapore’s High Commissioner to the UK, will present a talk entitled “Singapore’s Bicentennial and Singapore’s Role in the World”. Her Excellency will discuss Singapore’s maritime history (which pre-dates Singapore’s bicentenaryl) to set the context of Singapore’s current role as a global trading city. In this context not only is Singapore fully committed to a rules-based international order, but it is also forward-leaning in the new global commons of digital economy where rules are to be written.
Her Excellency Ms Foo Chi Hsia has been Singapore’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom since September 2014, and is concurrently accredited to Iceland and Ireland. Ms Foo served at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations, including in the Security Council. She has been responsible for the Americas, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Singapore’s adjudication case, as well as international economic matters. Ms Foo was conferred the Public Administration Medal by the Singapore Government in 2008, the Dame Commander of the Victorian Order in 2014 and the Freedom of the City of London in 2016.
The talk will take place in room Queen Anne 080, and will talk will be followed by a drinks reception in Queen Anne 063.
Previous speakers in our Political Insights series have included the Hon. Alexander Downer AC (who was the then Australian High Commissioners to the UK 2014-18, and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs under the John Howard Government 1996-2007); Etienne Schneider (the Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg); his Excellency Mr Koji Tsuruoka (the Japanese Ambassador to United Kingdom); and Iceland's Ambassador to the UK his Excellency Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson.