Aaron Maniam

Researcher; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Aaron Maniam is a Singaporean policymaker, currently working on a PhD on government use of digital technology at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. He was the first Head of Singapore’s Centre for Strategic Futures (CSF) (2009-2011) and Institute Director of the Civil Service College’s Institute of Public Sector Leadership (2011-2013). Most recently, he served as Senior Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, coordinating policy on manufacturing, services, tourism and economic transformation. His research interests include the governance of and with digital technology, deliberative democracy, complexity theory and polycentric governance. His Fellowship at the Berggruen Institute will focus on how technology is changing international and national order, and how governments can respond to these emerging challenges.