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.

The Indian Civil Service: Has it delivered?

Speaker: Mr Vinod Rai, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and 11th Comptroller and Auditor-General of India16 Jan 2018

Mr Vinod Rai, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), NUS and 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India, shared his thoughts candidly about the key factors that have contributed to the current state of the Indian Civil Service at the Second ISAS Lecture.

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