Elgin Seah is an intern with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where he contributes to the institute’s work on rising powers and global governance.
Elgin is completing the final year of his bachelor’s degree in political science at Singapore Management University. His research interests include the politics of Southeast Asia, Russia, and the European Union. During his studies he has embarked on multiple stints abroad, including an EU study mission with Saint-Louis University, Brussels, and an international student exchange program with Bifröst University in Iceland.
Prior to joining GPPi, Elgin was an intern at Transparency International Russia in Moscow, where he worked on the monitoring of sanctions and Russian lobbying within the EU. Previously, Elgin was a research trainee at the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, where he contributed to research on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic integration process, as well as monitoring the progress following the signing of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. In his university, Elgin served as the 11th elected student President of the Social Sciences faculty.
Languages: English, Mandarin, Icelandic