Say Jye is a PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Cambridge. His PhD dissertation focuses on post-war socialist thought in the Third World, particularly in Indonesia and Singapore. The project aims to establish that post-colonial socialism is best understood as a vision of modernity, though underneath that umbrella vision, two strands of post-colonial socialism can be identified. These strands could be characterised as technocratic and populist. Say Jye has other interests in the intellectual history of non-alignment, the history of political thought in Singapore, and energy geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. Before moving to Cambridge, Say Jye worked as a research analyst at the Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Say Jye competed his B.Soc.Sc (Honours) at the National University of Singapore, graduating with Highest Distinction, and holds an M.Sc in Asian Studies (Valedictorian) from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.