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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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
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