CategoryHighlights from Past Events

Tea with Prof Alastair Iain Johnston – China’s Viewpoint and Approach to International Orders

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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!

Ideas Lunch on AI

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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!
 

IDEAS Lunch series: Sustainable Finance with Kristin Anguelova, WWF

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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...

Harvard Krokodiloes in Singapore

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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...

An Evening with ESM Goh Chok Tong

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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...