Dr M Contests In Langkawi Seat

Discussion with BFM Radio on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s bid for Langkawi


No Picture (of Mahathir) Please!

Discussion with BFM Radio on The Election Commission’s ban on using pictures of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Pakatan Harapan campaign posters, and the importance of imagery when it comes to elections.

On CNBC: Myanmar’s Next President Likely To Be ‘Another Loyalist’

Discussion with the CNBC Asia, at the 21st Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference, on the challenges faced in dealing with Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis.



Book Launch and Forum Held December 18th held at the University of Notthingham Malaysia campus, co-sponsored by The Malaysia Institute of Australia National University

Regime Resilience cover

Regime Resilience in Malaysia and Singapore (SIRD and Rowman Littlefield) Co-edited by Greg Lopez and Bridget Welsh. This collection of eighteen essays was launched in Kuala Lumpur. It will be in bookstores early next year. Contributors include: John Funston, Clive Kessler, Amanda Whiting, A.B. Shamsul, Lily Zubiadah Rahim, Greg Lopez, Ross Tapsell, Mohammad Ariff, Meredith Weiss, Gaik Cheng Khoo, Chong Hui Wee, Bilveer Singh, Steven Wong, R. Reuben Balasubramaniam, Lee Soo Ann, Terence Lee, David Martin Jones and Bridget Welsh. 


Conference at the Brookings Institution

Panel discussion on the topic of “The competition over soft power in East Asia”.



Darwin Festival

Presentation at Charles Darwin University on “South East Asia’S New Strongmen (And Women): A Democratic Contraction?



TOC News Tonight




Myanmar 2015 Asian Barometer Survey

presentation of the Myanmar 2015 Asian Barometer Survey in Yangon for public feedback

Presentation of the Myanmar 2015 Asian Barometer Survey in Yangon for public feedback. Details of the survey can be found here.


2nd ICBESS in Lombok Indonesia

Delivering the keynote speech entitled "Authoritarianism Strikes Back in Southeast Asia? Challenges for Democracy"

Delivering the keynote speech entitled “Authoritarianism Strikes Back in Southeast Asia? Challenges for Democracy”.



Conflict Issues in the 2015 Asian Barometer Results

Presentation at The Australian National University, part of ’2015 Myanmar/Burma Update: The Many Dimensions of Conflict’ conference. Listen to the recorded presentation here. Summary of the session here.


ERRN (VIC) & ALC Seminar: Representing Malaysia: Reflections on GE13

Seminar at  The University of Melbourne, analyzing GE13 and discussing the broader impact for political representation and democracy in Malaysia.

Please click on this link to listen to the recorded seminar.


In Conversation: Dr Ross Tapsell with Associate Professor Bridget Welsh and Professor Ab Shamsul




40% Increase in Candidates, More Women ADUNs Elected

Presentation at the “Post General Election Analysis- Where Are The Women?” forum organised by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)



Malaysia-Singapore Update: Political Liberalization in Malaysia and Singapore

Bridget Welsh discusses political liberalization in Singapore and Malaysia.



Models of an Asian Century: Challenges for Malaysia and Singapore

Bridget Welsh discusses some long-term political challenges for Malaysia and Singapore.


The Fairly Current Show #130: Bridget Welsh


Let’s Talk with Bridget Welsh



One-on-One: Bridget Welsh


Project Malot