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.

Transition in Afghanistan: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Speaker: Professor William Maley, Professor of Diplomacy, ANU college of Asia and the Pacific, Australia11 Apr 2018

In a recent ISAS seminar, Professor William Maley, Professor of Diplomacy, ANU college of Asia and the Pacific, Australia, delivered a presentation on Afghanistan’s many difficult challenges and possible steps that could be taken to improve its prospects.

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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
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