Assoc Prof Lau Geok Theng from the Dept of Marketing at NUS Business School discussed about how a political party can harness the power of social media.
The book titled 'The female voice of Myanmar: Khin Myo Chit to Aung San Suu Kyi' authored by Ms Nilanjana Sengupta presents a female perspective on the history and political evolution of Myanmar through an exploration of the literary works of four women activists: Khin Myo Chit, Ludu Daw Amar, Ma Thida and Aung San Suu Kyi.
A device developed by a team of scientists led by Asst Prof Alexander Ling of the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS, thought to have been destroyed in a rocket explosion last year, has been found intact near the launch site in the US and still operational.
NUS hosted panel discussion on the topic 'Beyond The Metropolis: Singapore in the Next 50 Years' which featured Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS; Ms Grace Sai, CEO and Co-Founder of HUB Singapore; Dr David Skilling, Director of Landfall Strategy Group; and Mr Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress.
Mr Tan Tarn How, who is from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, noted that the biggest change in the 'political Internet' in Singapore is the 'normalisation' of political cyberspace and discussed eight ways in which the changes have happened.
Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Department of Accounting at NUS Business School discussed about the resignation of two independent directors of Lian Beng due to differences in opinion regarding the computation of the performance bonus of the company's three executive directors. He opined that this episode raises many issues relating to executive remuneration and corporate governance challenges in familycontrolled and familyrun companies.
NUS Business School students Pham Minh Tri, Rachel Tan Hwee Lin, Fong Hui Min Cheryl and Yu Yue discussed about the corporate practices of Fortuna Scientific, a distributor of medical equipment and laboratory supplies in Singapore and Indonesia, and how it is committed to satisfying its employees, customers and suppliers to ensure the organisation's success.
Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute at NUS, shared his views on the humanistic ideology of Confucianism from a historical perspective and its sustainable development, as well as the relationship between Confucianism and governance.