Thought Leadership

Some of the world’s leaders, and leading thinkers from NUS and overseas, regularly gather and add to the rich diversity of thoughts and ideas on our campuses, in Singapore and across the globe.
Here’s what they had to share.

Looking ahead

Speaker: Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) & Second Minister for Defence, Singapore23 Jan 2017

Mr Ong delivered a speech at this year’s Singapore Perspectives conference, organised by the Institute of Policy Studies. The theme of the conference was “What If?” and it considered alternative scenarios of Singapore in the year 2065.

Hunting Black Swans & Taming Black Elephants

Hunting Black Swans & Taming Black Elephants

Speaker: Mr Peter Ho, NUS Trustee and Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures05 Apr 2017
South Asia and the world

South Asia and the world

Speaker: Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs03 Mar 2017
Deconstructing populism

Deconstructing populism

Speaker: Mr Jonathan Darby, Acting Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission in Singapore; former US Ambassador Frank Lavin; and Assoc Prof Tan Ern Ser from NUS Arts and Social Sciences28 Feb 2017
World Order in the Age of Trump

World Order in the Age of Trump

Speaker: Prof Amitav Acharya, Boeing Company Chair in International Relations, Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University01 Feb 2017