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.

IPS-Nathan Lecture I - 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

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 analysed the state history and identified some of the underlying continuities to show that history is not merely a thing of the past; but by understanding how our island has been shaped by its history, to provide a better appreciation of our current and continued challenges as a city-state.

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Kevin Rudd: U.S. - China Relations, North Korea & the Future of the Global Order

Kevin Rudd: U.S. - China Relations, North Korea & the Future of the Global Order

Speaker: Hon. Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute24 Jul 2018
The Future of Public Health: Leadership Perspectives from East & West

The Future of Public Health: Leadership Perspectives from East & West

Speakers: Professor Sten H. Vermund (Dean, Yale School of Public Health), Professor Teo Yik Ying (Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS) and Visiting Professor Jeannette Ickovics (Yale School of Public Health)03 Jul 2018
Forum on Religious Harmony 2018

Forum on Religious Harmony 2018

Speaker: Mr Wong Kan Seng, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister for Home Affairs03 Jul 2018