Prof Anne PAKIR

Associate Vice President (University and Global Relations)
National University of Singapore (NUS)


Professor Anne Pakir received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees, respectively, from NUS, UC Berkeley and University of Hawaii, Manoa and is with the Department of English Language and Literature at NUS. She was Director of International Relations at NUS (2008-2017) and is currently Associate Vice President, University and Global Relations. She was Vice President of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE, 2016-2018). A Fulbrighter at Berkeley and Cornell, she served as President of the Fulbright Association (Singapore) from 2008-2011 and was a TOEFL Board Member (2005-2009). She was conferred The Ordre des Palmes académiques from the French Government and received the Public Administration Medal from the Government of Singapore (2014). She is an Honorary Life Member of AILA, the International Association for Applied Linguistics. Her primary research interest is in English-knowing bilingualism and World Englishes. She is currently working on a Routledge book project, “English in Singapore: Global Competence and Local Realities”.
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