Issue 137, August 2014
New networking platform for RSIS alumni
Latest school-based Alumni Association, the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies Alumni Association, is launched

The launch of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Alumni Association (AA) was held in conjunction with the 11th RSIS alumni dinner at Intercontinental Hotel on 22 August. With its formation, RSIS alumni now have a new platform to stay in touch with each other and also with the Institute.

RSIS was established in January 2007 as an autonomous school within Nanyang Technological University (NTU). It was previously known as the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) when it first started in July 1996.

The Guest-of-Honour, Ambassador Barry Desker, Dean of RSIS, updated the 170 alumni, faculty and guests on RSIS’ new developments, such as their new programmes, international collaborations and increasing students’ intake.

He expressed his appreciation to Mr Phillip Ee Kwang Yong (EEE/1998; RSIS/2004), the President of RSIS AA, and the committee members for their contributions in leading the AA, and for contacting their classmates in Singapore and overseas.

Mr Phillip Ee shared on the key objectives and future plans of the AA. He urged the alumni to stay connected via the various social media platforms and to actively participate in the activities such as an upcoming networking trip to Jakarta.

He then proceeded to launch the RSIS AA by unveiling a plaque on stage, witnessed by RSIS Dean Ambassador Barry Desker and Director of Alumni Affairs Mr Soon Min Yam.

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