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.

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

Associate Professor Kenneth Paul Tan, at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, shared his thoughts about how governance in Singapore evolved since independence and what are Singapore’s prospects in a post-Lee Kuan Yew future when the state will have to struggle, in increasingly complex conditions, to maintain its hegemony while securing a pre-eminent position in the global economic order.

Circulations, Connections & Networks: Early Globalisation & Cosmopolitan Singapore

Circulations, Connections & Networks: Early Globalisation & Cosmopolitan Singapore

Speakers: Professor Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities (History) 31 Oct 2018
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
The Future of the Separation of Powers

The Future of the Separation of Powers

Speaker: Professor Mark Tushnet, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School20 Sep 2018