|Dr Lee Lai To |
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD University of California 1975
- MA University of California 1970
- BSocSci Chinese University of Hong Kong 1968
|Upon completing his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Lee Lai To joined the Department of Political Science of the then University of Singapore in Bukit Timah in 1974. During his stay at the University of Singapore and later on National University of Singapore from 1974 to 2010, he had been tasked to serve in various academic and administrative positions. These include Head of the Department of Political Science, Academic Convenor of the International Studies Programme, Coordinator of Culture and Contemporary Society of the then Core Curriculum (the University Scholars Programme now) and Deputy Director of the International Relations Office. He has also served in various international and regional academic and track two organizations, such as Director of Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Chairman of PECC--Singapore, President of Asian Political and International Studies Association, National Coordinator of the Southeast Asian Studies Network and Member of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific--Singapore. He was External Examiner of area studies at NTU and ANU and Visiting Scholar of a number of universities and think tanks. Currently, he is President of the Political Science Association (Singapore). His major publications include three single-authored books, seven edited or co-edited books and a vast number of articles in international and regional journals.|
|Lee Lai To's major interest is regional security in the Asia-Pacific with special reference to territorial disputes in the region, notably in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and PRC-Taiwan relations. He is also interested in Chinese politics, particularly land issues in rural areas, Sino-ASEAN relations and selected issues related to "Overseas Chinese" studies.|
- Lee Lai To and Lee Hock Guan ,eds. (2011). Sun Yat-sen, Nanyang and the 1911 Revolution. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
- Lee Lai To and Ren Yi Hooi. (2011). The Politics of Singapore's Bilateral Free Trade Agreements: Enlightened Self-interest to Promote East Asian Regionalism in the New Milllennium?Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific. (pp. 121-141)..
- Kwa Chong Guan and Lee Lai To. (2011). ASEAN-China Security Relations, An ASEAN Perspective. China and Its Neighbours: Reshaping the Regional Order.
- Lee Lai To. (2010, May). China Should Take the Lead in Promoting Joint Development in the Spratlys. Paper presented at International Conference on "Cooperation in Dealing with Non-traditional Security Issues in the South China Sea: Seeking More Effective Means, Haikou, China.
- Lee Lai To. (2009, November). Joint Development in the Spratlys -- A Possible Opportunity for China to Take the Lead. Paper presented at International Workshop on "South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development", Hanoi, Vietnam.