Ambassador K Kesavapany from the Asia Research Institute at NUS discussed the role played by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew in nurturing Singapore-India relations.
The dialogue session titled 'What's Happening to the World?', organised by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, featured guest speaker Mr Robert B. Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank, U.S. Trade Representative, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State.
Ms Zhan Mingfen, a fourth-year student at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, baked and sold desserts to raise more than $2,000 for the fund raising campaign 'For a Golden Home' for Project HomeWorks by Habitat for Humanity Singapore.
Dr Mathew Mathews of the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS opined that it is unlikely Singapore's social policies will quickly follow their Western counterparts to redefine the traditional family, and neither will the concerns of those who feel stigmatised and marginalised by state policy be strong enough to shift policies on the family here.
Prof Asit K. Biswas of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed the emerging urban water trends in the coming decades. He predicted that the world after 2030 will be vastly different from what it is today, and the urban water sector will also change profoundly.
More than 1,000 NUS staff, students and alumni attended the memorial ceremony in tribute of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father. The ceremony was held at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, located at NUS' Bukit Timah Campus. At the event, NUS President ProfTan Chorh Chuan said it was fitting for the university to pay tribute to Mr Lee at the very place where he had studied and met his wife in the 1940s. The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy now stands where Singapore's first tertiary education institution, Raffles College, used to be.
Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute of NUS, discussed the relationship between Singapore and China, and highlighted how the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been instrumental in building this relationship.
The NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts have forged a new partnership where NUS students will be able to spend a semester at Tisch to take up film courses. In the coming years, the Faculty hopes to deepen its collaboration with Tisch and look into offering film studies as a major.
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Prof Huang Jing and Dr Tomoo Kikuchi of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed the impact of Britain, Germany, France and Italy joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and shared their views on Japan's refusal to join the AIIB.