Thought Leaders

Professor Tan Tai Yong

 

Before Nation and Beyond: Places, Histories and Identities

Speaker: Professor Tan Tai Yong, Yale-NUS President, and NUS University Professor Wang Gungwu 09 Apr 2019

The fifth instalment of the IPS-Nathan Lecture Series by Yale-NUS President Professor Tan Tai Yong featured a special dialogue session with NUS University Professor Wang Gungwu. Both experts shared their thoughts on the role of history in the development of national and individual identities, in particular how it has shaped Singapore.

IPS-Nathan Lecture III - Singapore’s Story: A Port City in Search of Hinterlands

Speaker: Professor Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities (History) at Yale-NUS College30 Jan 2019

Professor Tan Tai Yong, 6th SR Nathan Fellow, offers a fresh perspective on how Singapore’s evolution as a port city has fundamentally shaped its economy and society for over 700 years.

Circulations, Connections & Networks: Early Globalisation & Cosmopolitan Singapore

Speaker: Professor Tan Tai Yong, 6th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore31 Oct 2018

Professor Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities (History) at Yale-NUS College, 6th SR Nathan Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies of our Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, delivered a lecture where he explained that Singapore was “globalised” long before the idea of globalisation became popular.

IPS-Nathan Lecture I - The long and short of Singapore history: cycles, pivots and continuities

Speaker: Professor Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities (History) at Yale-NUS College05 Sep 2018

Professor Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities (History) at Yale-NUS College, 6th SR Nathan Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies of our Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, delivered a lecture where he analysed the state history and identified some of the underlying continuities to show that history is not merely a thing of the past; but by understanding how our island has been shaped by its history, to provide a better appreciation of our current and continued challenges as a city-state.

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Relevance of Liberal Arts Education for Asian Development

Relevance of Liberal Arts Education for Asian Development

Speaker: Professor Tan Tai Yong, President-designate of Yale-NUS College26 Apr 2017

Professor Tan shared on the practical value of a liberal arts education for Asia, at a public lecture organised by Singapore-based think tank, The HEAD Foundation.

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