"Importantly, because the proposal has a global focus, graduates will be well-equipped to compare governance practices to the best practices from other countries, as well as to tailor them to fit Singapore's distinctive circumstances and culture. Indeed, a particular strength of the proposal is that is combines global awareness with local attentiveness."
Professor Mark Warren, Harold and Dorrie Merrilees Chair for the Study of Democracy, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia
"There are clear needs for NTU to set up such a program. Political Science, Public Administration and International Relations constitute a core of those courses to those who aspire to become civil servants and legislators throughout Asia. Kennedy School of Harvard, LSE in London, SciencesPO at Paris attest this. Having a good undergraduate program in this area makes graduates of the NTU to choose excellent schools for higher degrees at world renowned schools."
Professor Takashi Inoguchi, President of University of Niigata Prefecture, Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo, and former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations
"From an European point of view such a program would strengthen teaching and research from a political science perspective in the region and offer a study program of broad interest not only attractive for students from East and South-East Asia but also from European countries. In Europe, most study programs in East Asian politics focus on single countries thereby neglecting comparative aspects. The proposed program avoids such limitations."
Professor Thomas Heberer, Chair of East Asian Politics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
"The proposal's framing in having Global Affairs at the core with a focus on Asian regionalism is especially timely and important, as regionalism and regionalization are topics of growing importance to students and policymakers in the region. To the best of my knowledge, no other university in Southeast Asia or East Asia offers such a focus."
Professor Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, and Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University