The Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI) was established in March 2014 as an independent public policy think tank, based in Sunway University on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
JCI experts engage with the public through its regular events, serving as a bridge between academia, policymakers and stakeholders for finding common paths and for breaking new ground.
Our mission is to develop efficient and equitable solutions to the region’s most pressing development problems. We are grouped into three sections: economic studies, governance studies, and social progress & education.
More than ever, there is a pressing need for policy specialists with theoretical knowledge, technical knowledge and implementation abilities. JCI intends to raise the next generation of leaders through our postgraduate programmes.
JCI administers the Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grants to allow Sunway-affiliated researchers and Harvard scholars to travel between both institutions for research, knowledge-sharing and cross-cultural communication.
Using their expertise, JCI fellows contribute to the public discourse through their own media appearances, columns and citations in the news.