30 Jan'16 - Marina Mahathir in Conversation with Zainah Anwar

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23 Jan'16 - Book Launch: "Islam Tanpa Keekstreman: Berhujah untuk Kebebasan"

Date: Saturday, 23rd January 2016 Time: 2.30PM – 5.30PM Venue: Concorde V, Concorde Hotel, Kua...

23 Jan'16 - Forum on: "Can Islamists Be Liberals?"

Date: Saturday, 23rd January 2016 Time: 1000AM – 1PM Venue: Concorde V, Concorde Hotel, Jalan ...

19 Jan'16 - Forum Maqasid Syariah: 1MDB, Akauntabiliti & Maqasid Syariah

Penang Institute secara berbesar hati menjemput anda ke forum seperti yang berikut: TARIKH : 19 J...

12 Jan'16 - The Role of The Attorney-General: Time for a Re-Think?

Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government is proud to host a&n...

  • 30 Jan'16 - Marina Mahathir in Conversation with Zainah Anwar

  • 23 Jan'16 - Book Launch: "Islam Tanpa Keekstreman: Berhujah untuk Kebebasan"

  • 23 Jan'16 - Forum on: "Can Islamists Be Liberals?"

  • 19 Jan'16 - Forum Maqasid Syariah: 1MDB, Akauntabiliti & Maqasid Syariah

  • 12 Jan'16 - The Role of The Attorney-General: Time for a Re-Think?

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The Economics Section undertakes active research into economics issues in Penang, Malaysia, South East Asia and Asia. We provide high impact, academically grounded, impartial and cutting edge analysis on the issues concerning the middle income trap, sustainable development and the growth of economies. We also look into business issues such as corporate governance, corporate financing and financial supervision.
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The Urban Studies research cluster develops research and evidence for the formulation of policy which can promote the long-term sustainable development of Penang. The thematic areas of focus; sustainable urban development, housing and transport are brought together holistically to promote more joined up policy thinking.
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The top three countries of origin of international visitors to Penang were Indonesia, Singapore and China. These three countries made up almost 71% of Penang’s total amount of international visitors in 2014...
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Nusantara Studies
Nusantara Studies serves as a platform to foreground the worldview of intellectuals, literary and cultural figures and institutions of knowledge that have relevance to Penang and also have connection with the cultures of the Nusantara. Penang, which was once a very cosmopolitan meeting point of trade, culture and knowledge, was responsible for forging changes in society.
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A diverse team of scholars trained in political science, economics, international relations, gender studies, psychology and forensic science, we work on various issues and concerns related to political institutions and socio-economic policies in Penang and Malaysia. Our current projects cover federalism, constituency redelineation, social welfare policies in Penang, marginalization of Indians in Penang, women participation in workforce and education policy. Our works are part of the larger efforts of the
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The History Studies of the Penang Institute focuses mainly on the history and heritage research of Penang and its region. This research intends to offer new ways to understand the connections between the past and present which throws light on social, economical, cultural and political changes in Penang and its surrounding states, but also Southeast Asia as a whole.
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Winners and Losers from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

How will Malaysian firms cope once the mega-FTA is in place? Penang InstitutePress statement – 28 January 2016, Penang Dr Lim Kim-Hwa, Chief Executive Officer…
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