2008 Events Spotlight
18 December 2008
A New Approach to Multilateralism During the Financial Crisis
World Bank president Robert Zoellick said that Singapore's unique development experience can be of great value to the developing world. Developing countries, most notably China and India, are facing large-scale challenges as millions of people move from rural areas to the cities.
02 December 2008
Can Europe Become a Great Power?
Europe is pioneering a new kind of post-modern power that doesn’t rely on the power to coerce, France’s Ambassador to Singapore Pierre Buhler said in a seminar at the LKY School organised by the EU (European Union) Centre.
10 November 2008
US Presidential Election
Allan Goodman, president and chief executive of the Institute of International Education in New York, addressed an audience of over 200 at the school and brought up various interesting facts about this year US Presidential election.
30 October 2008
Shifting Patterns of Global Power
Chris Patten, chancellor of Oxford and Newcastle universities, addressed an audience of more than 300 people at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in a lecture that coincided with the launch of his new book "What Next: Surviving the 21st Century."
14 October 2008
Reflections on the World Economy
Addressing audience of over 500 people at the National University of Singapore, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker talked about the recession in the U.S. and Europe as well as the need of a government bailout of banks in order to stabilise the financial system.
14 August 2008
Educating the Next Generation
Ng Eng Hen, Singapore’s minister for education, said it’s time for the island-state’s education system to focus on the individual as a whole rather than simply on grades.
Ng spoke about the development of Singapore’s education system in an hour-and-ahalf
long lecture to an audience of 350 students and faculty at the Lee Kuan Yew
School of Public Policy.
22 May 2008
Africa and Rwanda: from Crisis to Development
President Kagame gave an inspiring and thoughtful lecture to a gathering of over 400 people at the Shangri-La Hotel on Rwanda’s transition from a country which faced deep socio-economic and political crises to becoming a nation that can now aspire to a brighter and a more prosperous future.
04 April 2008
Book launch: India’s Century
Mr Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce and Industry, India, launched his new book entitled "India’s Century". Minister Nath addressed an audience of over 200 people at the school which included students, academics, policymakers, diplomats and business leaders.
26 March 2008
A View from the Outside
Honorable Finance Minister of India, P. Chidambaram launched his book entitled “A View from the Outside: Why Good Economics Works for Everyone.” His lecture touched on a variety of topics ranging from the Indian growth experience to global volatility.
19 March 2008
Behavioural Decision and Behavioural Finance
Professor Richard Zeckhauser — Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy gave a lecture on decision making theory and its application to critical choices in the sphere of economics and finance.
11 March 2008
The Natural State
Prof North, Nobel Laureate, Spencer T. Olin Professor of Arts and Sciences, Washington University, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, presents an integrated theory of economics and politics. He described how, beginning 10,000 years ago, limited access social orders developed that were able to control violence, provide order, and allow greater production through specialization and exchange
28 Febuary 2008
Central European Perpsective on Asia
Mr Ryszard Scnepf, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland, spoke of a European Union of shared values and highlighted an agenda of global concerns which Poland as a member of the EU, commonly shares with Asian nations.
20 Febuary 2008
The 2008 Election and the Future of American Politics
Dr Thomas Mann, the Senior Fellow, Governance Studies and The W. Averell Harriman Chair of, The Brookings Institution, delivered a lecture followed by a Question and Answer session in February.