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.

The Domestic Implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for Pakistan

The Domestic Implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for Pakistan

Speaker: Professor Adeney Katharine, University of Nottingham24 Jan 2019
Seeking a better urban future

Seeking a better urban future

Speaker: Dr Cheong Koon Hean, the Institute of Policy Studies' 5th S R Nathan Fellow, CEO of the Housing and Development Board06 Dec 2018
AI Super Powers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order

AI Super Powers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order

Speaker: Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Senior Minister of State, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, Former President of Google China22 Nov 2018
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