Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (1)
Dear Members and Alumni,

We had a great chat with President Bacow during his ZOOM conversation last week with all our alumni in Asia and Europe at his 6am! Approximately 500 people dialled in, and questions ranged from on-campus issues and growth in both technology / STEM areas as well as the liberal arts -- the Allston campus truly sounds amazing. He also spoke on areas like international alumni engagement and the continued focus of attracting "the best and the brightest” international students and faculty despite the on-going geo-political tensions and issues; whilst continuing to be a bastion of freedom of thought and intellectual debate.

The most important event for HUAAS this month is the AGM on March 24th, Thursday. It will be a virtual event, starting at 6pm, followed by a short talk by our 2022 HUAAS Award recipient - T. Sasitharan. We are honoured that he has accepted the award, following Noeleen Heyzer and Prof Wang Gung Wu.

The nomination period closed at midnight last week on February 28th. Our nomination committee will now be reviewing all the candidates, and the voting period will be open March 16th-23rd -- you will get notice of the candidates prior to that.

Please register for the AGM via this form, and a ZOOM link will be sent before the actual event.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on March 24th, and please do remember that HUAAS would be nothing without the participation of our members, so please come!

Best regards,

Rebecca Woo
President, HUAAS

March 26th- Ideas Lunch / Visit to National Gallery

National Gallery
Buck Song
We will have a lunch discussion and National Gallery visit on 26th March 2022 with featured alumni member Mr. Koh Buck Song (Mason Fellow, MPA 2004), editor of "One United People" (2022) and Poet-in-residence of National Gallery.

Date & Time: 26th March 2022, Saturday, 12pm to 1:30pm

There will be two parts to the programme on 26th March

Part 1: Discussion on Fostering Multiculturalism & Racial Harmony
Venue: National Gallery, National Kitchen #02-01, St Andrew’s Road (City Hall Wing).
National Kitchen was awarded Gold in the Design Excellence Awards 2017.

Part 2: Tour of the National Gallery from 1:30pm onwards
Buck Song, the Poet-in-residence, will guide us to view several art pieces in the Gallery and his poems that accompany them.
Free admission for Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Feel free to join us for this Gallery tour even if you are unable to join us for the Ideas Lunch.

There are very limited seats due to Covid restrictions. Please email Titus Yong at [email protected] to register your interest!

The Executive Committee 2021/2022
Rebecca WOO – AB ’89, President (Term Ending 2023)
Titus YONG – EdM ’03, Vice President (Term Ending 2022)
Welly TANTANO – AB ’96, Treasurer (Term Ending 2022)
Allen Chu – AB ‘92, Secretary (Term Ending 2023)
En Ming ONG – AB ’11, Member (Term Ending 2023)
Andrew NAI – GMP ’14, Member (Term Ending 2022)
Arthur LANG – AB ’96, MBA ’01, Member (Term Ending 2022)
Benjamin Goh – HKS ’17 (Term Ending 2023)
Kamal KARMAKAR — OPM ’08 (Term Ending 2023)
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