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.

Has the game changed?

Speaker: Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore07 Jan 2017

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered the keynote address at the APSIA-Foreign Affairs-LKY School conference held at NUS where he outlined four major trends that have contributed to a shift in politics in most advanced nations.

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