NUS in CNA's Perspectives

26 August 2015 | General News
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A live recording being held at the Vista at NUS University Hall

The University is supporting Channel NewsAsia's (CNA) flagship discussion programme titled Perspectives and will be participating in six episodes which will be aired every Wednesday at 8 pm from 26 August to 30 September on CNA.

Perspectives features a panel of distinguished experts and leading thinkers from Singapore and beyond who will discuss current events with in-depth analyses and provide insightful views and comments. The sessions are recorded with a live audience, who are encouraged to put forth questions, share ideas and engage with the panellists for a stimulating discussion.

The NUS panellists taking part in this thought-provoking forum and the respective topics and telecast dates, in chronological order, are:

Professor Kishore Mahbubani
Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
"Beyond the Metropolis: Singapore in the next 50 years
Singapore transformed from a mudflat to a metropolis in 50 years. What lies ahead for this cosmopolitan city?
Date of telecast: Wednesday 26 August
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Prof Mahbubani (centre) with panellists (from left) Ms Grace Sai, Co-Founder and CEO, The HUB Singapore; Dr David Skilling, Director, Landfall Strategy Group; and Mr Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC); with presenter and moderator Mr Teymoor Nabili (extreme right) (Photo: CNA)

Professor Tan Eng Chye
NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost
"Schools in the Cloud? Globalisation, Innovation, and the Future of Learning
What is the impact of globalisation, technology and innovation on education? What do we need to do to "future-ready our students and workforce? What will this mean for employers?
Date of telecast: Wednesday 2 September

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Prof Tan (centre) speaking on education and the future of learning with panellists (from left) Dr Richard Yen, Founder and Managing Director, Ednovation; Ms Stephanie Hung, Senior Director, Public Sector Group, Microsoft Singapore; and Mr David Edwards, Head of Education, GEMS World Academy (Singapore); with presenter and moderator Mr Nabili (extreme right)

Professor John Eu-Li Wong
NUS Senior Vice President (Health Affairs) and Chief Executive, National University Health System
"The Future of Healthcare
What are the most pressing healthcare issues facing leaders today? What kind of healthcare do we deserve? How do we get there and are we doing enough?
Date of telecast: Wednesday 9 September

Professor Wong Poh Kam
Director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre
"Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?
Steven Jobs was a born entrepreneur who was naturally innovative. Is the entrepreneurial spirit innate or nurtured? Can we teach people to become entrepreneurs?
Date of telecast: Wednesday 16 September

Associate Professor Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho
Department of Geography
Dr Tan Lai Yong
Director for Outreach and Community Engagement
College of Alice & Peter Tan
"Migration and the Asian Workforce
Countries like Japan and Singapore are facing a rapidly ageing population and a shrinking workforce. Transnational migration has helped mitigate these challenges, but at a cost. What is the impact of these trends for the Asian workforce? How will this affect social cohesion and national identity?
Date of telecast: Wednesday 23 September

Professor Tommy Koh
Chairman, Centre for International Law; Rector of Tembusu College and Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
"Diplomacy of Small States
In a world of geopolitics dominated by economic giants and regional alliances, where do small states stand? Is it possible for a small country to exert influence beyond its size?
Date of telecast: Wednesday 30 September