Steering Committee


Professor Hong Liu


Professor Hong LIU is the Tan Kah Kee Endowed Chair Professor of Public Policy and Global Affairs at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, where he serves as Chair of the School of Social Sciences and Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration. He had previously taught at the University of Manchester as the Founding Director of the Centre for Chinese Studies and at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore. He has held a dozen fellowships/visiting professorships at institutions such as Harvard, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Peking and Tokyo Universities, and was a Visiting Fellow at Kyoto University (2001-2002; 2009-2010) and Visiting Professor at Osaka University (2017). Professor Liu’s areas of expertise include Asian governance from a transnational perspective, China’s interactions with Southeast Asia, global talent management, and Chinese social and business networks. He has published 15 books and more than 100 articles in the English, Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian languages, including in leading international journals such as the World Politics, Journal of Asian Studies, The China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Asian Journal of Public Policy, and Nature and Culture. He is editor-in-chief of Public Governance in Asia monograph series (published by Routledge) and the Journal of Chinese Overseas (published by Brill).

Dr Wang Jue


Jue Wang is an Assistant Professor in Public Policy at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She received her Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to NTU, Jue Wang worked at Florida International University in Miami, and Enterprise Innovation Institute in Atlanta and Fraunhofer ISI in Germany. Her research interests lie in the field of research and innovation policy, particularly government-university-industry interaction, knowledge production, technology commercialization and entrepreneurial activities. As a principal investigator, she has led projects funded by National Research Foundation and Ministry of Education on innovation activities in Singapore. Her research has been published in Nature, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Informetrics, PLOS One, etc.

Dr Guanie Lim


Guanie Lim is Research Fellow at the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His main research interests are public policy, value chain analysis, Chinese investment in Southeast Asia, and state-society relations in Asia. Guanie is also interested in broader political economic issues within Asia, especially those of China, Vietnam, and Malaysia. He is currently working on his monograph, which details the economic catching-up process of key Southeast Asian economies.

Dr Celia Lee

Dr Celia Lee is a Research Fellow with the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU). She obtained her PhD in Business Administration from the University of Manchester. Prior to becoming a Researcher, she had over 10 years of working experience in the Singapore Public Sector as a Finance Manager overseeing different Finance portfolios. She was also a Researcher with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Civil Service College of Singapore. Dr Lee was previously involved in the development and training of public finance and ethics in public administration. She coordinates the research activities in NCPA and also co-teaches the modules on Globalization and Talent Strategies and Singapore Public Administration for the Master of Public Administration Programme as well as involved in the training of public officials from Thailand and Laos.


Lichia Saner-Yiu

Lichia Saner-Yiu is co-founder and President of the Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development, a Geneva based research and development institute (CSEND, since 1993). She has designed and developed institution development platforms to support public sector reforms in China, Slovenia, Vietnam, Russia, and English-speaking African countries for the UNDP, World Bank, WHO, ILO, EBRD and bilateral development aid agencies (SDC, GTZ, DANIDA, SIDA, NORAID, CIDA). She has also conducted management training and OD projects for multinational companies in North America, Europe and Asia on cross-cultural leadership, management localisation, and international negotiations. She published 14 books and 54 academic and professional articles, 10 book chapters and 10 working papers. Her publications appear in American Academy of Management Executive, Advances in International Comparative Management, Human Resource Quarterly, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Public Sector Management, and International Journal of Human Resource Management just to name a few. Her current research interests are active ageing, sustainable development, quality of training and education, chaos and complexity theory, multi-stakeholder relationships, and global leadership. She holds an MA and Ed.D in counselling psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington, a Post-doctoral Fellowship in organisational psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. A former professor of the Chinese Culture University, she has served as visiting professor for the Doctoral Programme in Organisational Change, Pepperdine University (USA) and visiting professor for the International Master Programme in Business Administration, National Cheng Chi University (Republic of China).

Steve Troupin


Steve Troupin is the Executive Secretary, Strategic Projects Officer and Treasurer of the IIAS. He is responsible for the scientific organization of the IIAS Congress, the support to its decision-making, and the relations with members. He is in charge of the further development of public administration in Africa and Asia. He is also lecturer in Research Methods in the Master in European Politics and Policies at KU Leuven. There, he is in charge of projects of academic cooperation to development, overseeing several PhD students. His research interests include: financial management in the public sector (budgeting, accounting and auditing), African governance, and professional theories.