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.

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
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
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