Dear ICON·S Members,
I am excited to have been nominated to the ICON·S Council alongside a great number of qualified candidates, many of whom I am privileged to call friends. I am currently an Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore. If elected, I would be the only Council member based in Southeast Asia. I am keen to contribute fresh perspectives from a region in which many exciting constitutional developments are taking place.
Since my first ICON·S Annual Conference in Berlin, ICON·S has become an important part of my academic life. I have presented papers, chaired sessions, and convened panels at the last few Annual Conferences. Besides having published in the I·CON journal, I am also one of four invited columnists for the I-CONnect blog for 2018. After Malaysia’s landmark elections in May 2018, I co-convened an I-CONnect blog symposium to engage our community of scholars on its constitutional implications. Since then, the blog has convened several similar symposia.
I am also the co-founder of the Singapore chapter of ICON·S, the first such chapter to be established in Asia. Our inaugural workshop drew a number of public law scholars and practitioners in Singapore, and for many this was their first encounter with the Society. In addition, I currently serve on an ICON·S sub-committee on national and regional chapters.
I would be honoured to serve on the Council. As the current Deputy Director of the Asian Law Institute (ASLI), a vast network of leading Asian law schools, I believe in the need to foster intra- as well as inter-regional networks. Thus, if elected, I hope to further the ICON·S mission by encouraging more such networks through which to facilitate greater scholarly exchanges on public law. More about me and my research here. Thank you for your support!