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November 2019

Panel Discussion: Current trends in planning and architecture

November 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm SMT
KPMG Clubhouse, 36 Robinson Road
Singapore, 068877
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Free
Architecture-Discussion

Join us for a joint KPMG and HUAAS event where Three illustrious Graduate School of Design alumni -- Paul Tange, Nina Yang and Ong Ker Shing -- will share their best practice and development experience in Singapore and internationally. The panel will be moderated by Teo Yee Chin. Paul Kent, partner for Economics and Regulation KPMG will also give comments. Join us on Monday 11 November 19 at the KPMG clubhouse, at the 1st storey of City House at 36, Robinson…

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February 2020

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

February 12 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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July 2020

A Cautionary Tale: How We Lost 95% of Our Money in 30 Days Trading Options

July 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm SMT

In this fireside Zoom chat, two entrepreneurial best friends, Rocket Eyewear co-founder Ong En Ming (Harvard College '11) and Hmlet co-founder Zenos Schmickrath, share how they started trading stock options during the peak of COVID-19 and managed to lose 95% of their money within their first 30 days. Date: Friday, July 10 at 3 PM Duration: 40 minutes Format: Zoom call

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Ivy League Glenglassaugh Whisky Virtual Tasting by Asher BWS

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm SMT
Glenglassaugh various products

Love whisky? On Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 8PM, Stuart Fear, Brown-Forman Asia's brand ambassador, will be conducting a whisky tasting class featuring Glenglassaugh Evolution, Glenglassaugh Revival and Glenglassaugh Torfa. For $58, you will receive a tasting set including 3 x 50 ML bottles of Glenglassaugh whiskies, a special customised whiskey tasting glass and other gifts delivered to your doorstep.

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September 2020

Nature Walk & Breakfast

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am SMT

Guided nature walk in Botanic Gardens followed by breakfast at nearby Cluny Court or Adam Road Food Centre (famous nasi lemak). Alumni may also register spouse/significant other and/or children. Max group size of 5, each with a different walk leader. Physical distancing rules apply. RSVP is required.

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