Our chat with Professor Iain Johnston developed into a near three hour lively discussion on China vs US relations and behaviour, crisis containment policies, posturing within the global geopolitical landscape, and many other nuances of political strategies and tactics. Over a dozen Harvard alumni participated with many different viewpoints. We would welcome Prof Johnston back any time!
Harvard Club of Singapore hosted the Singapore version of the HAA’s Welcome to Your City Event, held on 29 September at Bar.Celona. It was great to meet the over 60 people who attended the event, thank you for the enjoyable conversations!
This lunch gathering is a mixer with Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association of Singapore. We had a short sharing by Jason See (senior director of GovTech) followed by a hearty discussion and networking among industry professionals.
Both tables were full, and most attendees stayed beyond two hours!
On Thursday, July 7th, over 150 Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard alumni attended a mixer at Beats Bites & Cocktails to reconnect with old classmates and meet new friends.
We had an intimate lunch with Kristin Anguelova of WWF on Friday, June 17 on the issue of sustainable finance. WWF has had a presence in this area and coordinates with many other NGOs as well. The discussion spanned all aspects from government initiatives to greenwashing to frameworks of measurement/comparison to motivations to effect change, and more. We look forward to perhaps doing more joint...
We had an amazing evening with the Krokodiloes on June 14, 2022. They were on their first global tour since 2019, and the Sundaram Tagore gallery generously hosted our event – with the beautiful backdrop of the colorful artwork by Neha Vedpathak, an Indian-born Detroit based female artist. This was our first “large” scale social event in effectively 2.5 years, where 50-ish alumni and...
The first in-person indoor event on 23rd April 2022 since the relaxation of covid restrictions. A good turnout with alumni representation from Harvard College, HBS, GSAS, HKS, HGSE, HSPH and HES. We had a lively discussion on the topic of “Economics and Societal Well-Being” and networking over lunch.
By hiking up Bukit Timah Summit (the highest natural landmark in Singapore) and the surrounding forest & mini ‘waterfall’, friends from HLS, HBS, HGSE and College worked up an appetite before adjourning to a Korean restaurant, where we were joined by more alumni from HBS and GSAS.
On 24th March 2022, we held our annual AGM Virutally, and presented T.Sasitharan with the HUAAS Fellow 2022 award. In attendance physically were (left to right) Rebecca Woo, Welly Tantono, T. Sasitharan, Prof Wang Gung Wu, Titus Yong
The Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) was honoured and privileged to host ESM Goh Chok Tong on 16 September 2021 in its very first non-zoom/non-virtual event since COVID-19 happened. ESM Goh Chok Tong is a former Singaporean politician, who served as Prime Minister of Singapore from 28 November 1990 to 12 August 2004 and secretary-general of the People’s Action...