Norshahril Saat

Dr Norshahril Saat is a Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and Coordinator at the Regional Social and Cultural Studies Programme.

In 2015, he was awarded a PhD in International, Political and Strategic Studies by the Australian National University (ANU). he received a BA (Hons) in Political Science and MA in Malay Studies from the National University of Singapore. He was a recipient of the following scholarships and awards: NUS MA Scholar (2008), Tun Dato’ Sir Cheng Lock Tan ISEAS MA Scholar (2008), MUIS PhD Scholar (2012), and Syed Isa Semait Scholar (2015).

He was the Principal Investigator of a recently concluded MOE (Social Science Research Thematic Grant, SSRTG) entitled Singapore’s Islamic Studies Graduates: Their Role and Impact in a Plural Society.

He is currently a member of the Editorial Committee for the journal SOJOURN. He also sit as volunteer in numerous advisory boards, including as the Chairman of Malay Heritage Foundation (MHF).

Articles by Norshahril Saat (13)

UMNO Unites While Bersatu Prevaricates

Norshahril Saat

UMNO’s bid to rally the party ranks at its recent general assembly belies deeper problems ahead of the next general election.

Balanced Views Require Deeper Understanding of Middle Eastern Geopolitics

Norshahril Saat

The recent detention of a 20-year Singaporean here under the Internal Security Act underscores the need for Muslims to differentiate the religious and geopolitical aspects of the long-running Arab-Israeli conflict.

Syekh Ali Jaber

The Death of a Young, Moderate Charismatic Preacher

A'an Suryana|Norshahril Saat

Syekh Ali Jaber had become a surprise force for moderate Islam in Indonesia.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin

Bersatu and Perikatan Nasional: Parlous State of Political Limbo

Norshahril Saat

Bersatu, the party of Malaysia’s prime minister, is running out of options to keep itself at the reins of power.

Informal learning classes conducted at the mosque between a Shaikh and students.

Returning to Al-Azhar During the Pandemic: A Risk Worth Taking?

Norshahril Saat

Despite current challenges, Al-Azhar University - a popular destination for Singaporean students - remains as relevant as ever in churning out quality graduates in the Islamic sciences.