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 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