1st FinGeo global seminar at IGC 2016, Beijing

The Regional Studies Association Research Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) is pleased to announce the preliminary program of its global seminar series. As part of the 33rd International Geographical Congress (IGC) of the International Geographical Union (IGU) to be held in Beijing, China, on 21-25 August 2016, a specialist session “Placing Finance in Urban and... Continue Reading →

2016 AAG Meeting in San Francisco

The 2016 Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (26 March - 2 April) was the the first meeting since the official change in name (from the 'American Association of Geographers'). The attendance certainly reflected that reality with a very international blend of audience and participants. On arrival, a bunch of us from the Global... Continue Reading →

CNA documantary interview on Lehman Brothers

I was interviewed as part of Channel NewsAsia's "Inside the Storm" documentary series on the failings of global businesses. The last episode (aired on 24 January 2016) was on the fall of Lehman Brothers. The programme can be viewed here. For those who don't want to watch all 46 minutes of the programme, I appear mainly... Continue Reading →

Teaching update for next academic year 2016/2017

The module information for GE1101E/GEK1001 Geographical Journeys: Exploring World Environments (Semester 2, 2015/2016) has now been updated here. For the full syllabus and further information, please refer to the IVLE course webpage. For academic year 2016/2017, I will be teaching the following modules. Please note that these will be in different semesters compared to previous... Continue Reading →

Applications now open for Summer Institute in Economic Geography (Kentucky 2016)

Applications are now open for the Summer Institute in Economic Geography, Kentucky, July 10-15 2016. Early-career economic geographers (of all stripes) who are recently appointed faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is January 8, 2016 when the material will be reviewed by an international panel. Applicants will be notified of... Continue Reading →

Interview by Channel NewsAsia on POSB bank, 2 Nov 2015

I was recently interviewed by Channel NewsAsia for a news segment on 138 years of POSB Bank. The programme can be viewed here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video/posb-138-years-on-for/2234040.html Insights on the financial consumers and changes in Singapore's banking landscape came out of a research project on financial subject formation and the financialisation of everyday life. Specific remarks were based on this... Continue Reading →

2nd CFP: Remaking the Global Economy (AAG 2016)

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS The 2016 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 29 March to 2 April 2016 Remaking the Global Economy Organisers: Karen Lai and Godfrey Yeung (National University of Singapore) Sponsored by: Economic Geography Specialty Group Global Production Networks Centre at the National University of Singapore (GPN@NUS) We invite papers that addresses... Continue Reading →

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