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

We hope everyone had their fill of New Year goodies. For some of us, it's still not over yet and still have reunion dinners to attend!

If you're keen to run for a position on the committee, please fill in the nomination form found here. VP, Treasurer along with two committee member seats will be up for elections.

Save the date for the AGM on 20 March 2020.

Not sure of your membership status? Read this article on how you can log into the website and check for yourself.
Best wishes,
Rebecca Woo
HUAAS President

Upcoming Events

6 Feb - Populism in Europe: Is Spain Different?

Populism in Europe: Is Spain Different?
European countries have been swept by a tide of radical-right populism, but Spain has been an exception. Why so? About this Event José Ignacio Torreblanca is Professor of Political Science at UNED University in Madrid and Head of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Madrid Office. The talk will be followed by a discussion with Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh, Singaporean writer …

12 Feb - Too Small to Fail - Book Launch and Discussion by author James Breiding

The book “Too Small to Fail: Why Some Small Nations Outperform Larger Ones and How They Are Reshaping the World" (Harper Collins): Small, nimble, successful nations such as Singapore took nine out of the top ten spots in IMD’s most recent Global Competitiveness Report. The same nations dominate rankings among other important metrics, such as innovation, PISA scores, CO2 emissions, …

19 Feb - Fireside Chat with Prof. Peter Rowe, Harvard Graduate School of Design


Whether in a mature metropolis or a rapidly-growing city, societies around the world face the challenge of managing urbanization. The former Dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, Professor Rowe, has researched cities and advised on urban planning projects from Spain to China. In this fireside chat open to people of all backgrounds, he will discuss how the …

20 Feb - Fact or Fad? Nutrition in 2020

Fact or Fad? Nutrition in 2020
Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fat, or prevent disease, having a solid diet is a cornerstone of success. But with internet overload, how do you know you haven’t fallen into the ‘fake news’ of nutrition science? Come hear from experts who can help you separate fact from fiction when exploring diets and nutrition. You will learn about what …

21 Feb - Cities in Blue and Green:

CLC Lecture and Book Launch with Prof. Peter Rowe, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Throughout its nation-building journey, Singapore’s efforts to manage water resources, protect natural landscapes, and cultivate vegetation have been crucial elements underpinning the city’s liveability. Ranging from infrastructure systems to social history, a new publication by Peter Rowe and Limin Hee, “A City in Blue and Green: the Singapore Story” will be launched at this lecture. This book explores the unique …
Cities in Blue and Green: CLC Lecture and Book Launch with Prof. Peter Rowe, Harvard Graduate School of Design

7 Mar - Masterclass on Street Photography w/ Chicago Booth Alumni

Masterclass on Street Photography with Steven Golden
Travel Photography: Capturing the Moment Have you ever been travelling in an exotic country on holiday and wished you could make better images? This seminar will help you “see” pictures when you are on the street or travelling. Former Lonely Planet photographer Steve Golden will share techniques for photographing people, working with natural light, and capturing a decisive moment. Part …
You must submit your nomination by 23:59 SGT on 20 February if you are interested in running for a committee position.
The Executive Committee 2019/2020
Rebecca WOO, AB '89, President (Term Ending 2021)
Titus YONG, EdM '03, Vice President (Term Ending 2020)
Andrew NAI, GMP '14, Treasurer (Term Ending 2020)
Allen Chu, AB ‘92, Secretary (Term Ending 2021)
En-Ming ONG, AB '11, Member (Term Ending 2020)
"KC" CHEW Kheng Chuan, AB '82, Member (Term Ending 2021)
Michael KOH, MDes '93, Member (Term Ending 2020)
Nadine YAP, AB '92, AM '95, Member (Term Ending 2021)
Stephen JACOB, MPP '00 , Member (Term Ending 2021)

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