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.

India at 70

India at 70

Speakers: Mr. Rahul Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress Party; Member of India's Parliament, Prof Danny Quah, Acting Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Ms. Pallavi Rachel George, Graduate Student, Master in Public Policy (2016/2018), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy17 Apr 2018
Costa Rica and its Relations with Asia: Thoughts and Opportunities

Costa Rica and its Relations with Asia: Thoughts and Opportunities

Speakers: Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria, Ambassador of Costa Rica to Singapore and Dr Iftekhar A Chowdhury, Principal Research Fellow, ISAS-NUS; and Former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh17 Apr 2018
Addressing the societal implications of an AI-Powered World

Addressing the societal implications of an AI-Powered World

Speakers: Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education and Mr Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft06 Apr 2018
Kazakhstan and China's Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for the Region

Kazakhstan and China's Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for the Region

Speaker: Amb Dr Usen Suleimen, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Singapore26 Mar 2018