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.

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

Associate Professor Kenneth Paul Tan, at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, shared his thoughts about how governance in Singapore evolved since independence and what are Singapore’s prospects in a post-Lee Kuan Yew future when the state will have to struggle, in increasingly complex conditions, to maintain its hegemony while securing a pre-eminent position in the global economic order.

Capturing atmospheric carbon to power clean, alternative fuels

Capturing atmospheric carbon to power clean, alternative fuels

Speaker: Professor Liu Bin, Head of NUS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering26 Feb 2019
Net-zero energy buildings for sustainability and well-being

Net-zero energy buildings for sustainability and well-being

Speaker: Professor Lam Khee Poh, Dean, NUS Design and Environment26 Feb 2019
A Port City in Search of Hinterlands

A Port City in Search of Hinterlands

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

Singapore and the World

Speakers: Professor Wang Gungwu, Chairman, Board of Trustees ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and Mr George Yeo, Visiting Scholar, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore 28 Jan 2019