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.

Diversities – New and Old

Speakers: Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies and Ambassador Tommy Koh, Special Adviser, Institute of Policy Studies25 Oct 2018

At The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) 30th Anniversary pre-dinner dialogue, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies and Ambassador Tommy Koh, Special Adviser, Institute of Policy Studies discuss their views on how Singapore as a city-state to prosper, there is an imperative to forge a new social compact that is not zero-sum based and to reach a consensus in managing the plurality of differences.

Governing Global-City Singapore: Legacies and Futures after Lee Kuan Yew

Governing Global-City Singapore: Legacies and Futures after Lee Kuan Yew

Speaker: Associate Professor Tan Kenneth Paul, NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy04 Oct 2018
The United States and South Asia: Assessing the New Dynamics

The United States and South Asia: Assessing the New Dynamics

Speaker: Dr S Jaishankar, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, ISAS; Former Foreign Secretary of India; and India’s Former Ambassador to the United States and China14 Sep 2018
The long and short of Singapore history: cycles, pivots and continuities

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