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.

Circulations, Connections & Networks: Early Globalisation & Cosmopolitan Singapore

Speakers: Professor Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities (History) 31 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.

Seeking a better urban future

Seeking a better urban future

Speaker: Dr Cheong Koon Hean, the Institute of Policy Studies' 5th S R Nathan Fellow, CEO of the Housing and Development Board06 Dec 2018
Switzerland in Asia: Burgeoning Links with South Asia and ASEAN 

Switzerland in Asia: Burgeoning Links with South Asia and ASEAN 

Speaker: Ambassador Fabrice Filliez, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Singapore and Brunei30 Oct 2018
Higher Education in Singapore

Higher Education in Singapore

Speaker: Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS President29 Oct 2018
Diversities – New and Old

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