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.

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
Forum on Religious Harmony 2018

Forum on Religious Harmony 2018

Speaker: Mr Wong Kan Seng, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister for Home Affairs03 Jul 2018