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February 2020

Populism in Europe: Is Spain Different?

February 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm SMT
Yale NUS Performance Hall, College Avenue West 138527 Singapore + Google Map

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 and author of Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Too Small to Fail – Book Launch and Discussion by author James Breiding.

February 12, 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm SMT
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Seminar Room 3-1, Level 3 Manasseh Meyer 259772 + Google Map

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, even happiness. Singapore features prominently in the book; veteran diplomat and Ambassador-at-Large Prof Tommy Koh wrote the preface. Author James…

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[UPDATE – POSTPONED] Fireside Chat with Prof. Peter Rowe, Harvard Graduate School of Design

February 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm SMT
URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road 069118 Singapore + Google Map

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 field of urban planning has evolved, what it can offer to cities today, and what trends to look forward to…

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[Postponed] Fact or Fad? Nutrition in 2020

February 20, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm SMT
Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Rd
Singapore, 238883 Singapore
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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 makes good science, how to create a personalized plan, and if you should be plant-based, a carnivore, or just fast!…

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[UPDATE – POSTPONED] Cities in Blue and Green: CLC Lecture and Book Launch with Prof. Peter Rowe, Harvard Graduate School of Design

February 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm SMT
MND Auditorium, 5 Maxwell Road 069110 Singapore + Google Map

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 strategies and effective practices utilized by Singapore across the decades, which have transformed the city into a “clean and green”…

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March 2020

Masterclass on Street Photography – Joint event with U Chicago Alumni

March 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm SMT
Steven Golden Studio, 5 Blair Road 089905 Singapore + Google Map

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 one of this workshop will take place in Steve’s Chinatown home studio, where he will use his new photography book…

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June 2020

Harvard belongs to all of us

June 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm SMT
HAA President Alice Hill

Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Dr Alice Hill, President of the Harvard Alumni Association. Hear about the impact that the current US and world crises are having on the Harvard community and beyond, and the role that Harvard and its alumni are playing. Consider with us how, as members of this community, we can contribute in a meaningful way. Alice Hill (AB ’81, PhD ‘91) is the President of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). She is the…

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October 2020

HUAAS Learning Room on Zoom. Principles: Life & Work

October 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm SMT

Join us for a lively discussion on an intriguing topic. Links to electronic resources (e-book, article, video) are listed below.Reacquaint with fellow alumni, learn from each other's life examples, and make new friends! Topic:  Principles: Life & Work, based on billionaire investor turned philanthropist Ray Dalio's #1 New York Times 2017 bestseller.   Moderators:  Welly Tantono and Titus Yong The reading/viewing list: "Principles" (2017) book/e-book E-book: https://www.ebooks.com/en-us/book/95758966/principles/ray-dalio/ Or borrow from the National Library: https://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/FULL/WPAC/BIBENQ/100517410/268903742,3 We will discuss section summaries of Parts 2 and 3 (Summary and Table of Life…

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November 2020

Impact of the U.S. Presidential Elections on Geopolitics in Asia and Beyond (Harvard Club of Philippines)

November 24, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm SMT

The Harvard Clubs of Asia-Pacific would like to extend an invitation to all alumni to the following event, hosted by the Harvard Club of the Philippines: Impact of the U.S. Presidential Elections on Geopolitics in Asia and Beyond Harvard Club of the Philippines Global in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School Association of the Philippines would like to invite you to join a webinar on “Impact of the U.S. Presidential Elections on Geopolitics in Asia and Beyond” with Harvard Kennedy…

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March 2021

Conversation with Dan Shapiro

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am SMT

HUAAS invites you to join conversation with Dan Shapiro - “one of Harvard’s Top 15 professors” on:  “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to resolve your most emotionally charged conflicts”. Dan Shapiro is the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, Daniel Shapiro teaches a highly evaluated course on negotiation at Harvard College; instructs psychology interns at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital; and leads executive education sessions at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Medical…

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About HUAAS

As the official club of Harvard alumni in Singapore, the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) was formed on 7 December 2015 under the Registry of Societies. The registration number is T15SS0208H. Our constitution is available here

About HUAAS

As the official club of Harvard alumni in Singapore, the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) was formed on 7 December 2015 under the Registry of Societies. The registration number is T15SS0208H. Our constitution is available here.