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November 2019

Ivy League Ball Singapore 2019

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am SMT
Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Rd
Singapore, 238883 Singapore
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Ivy League Ball Singapore 2019

After last year's inaugural success, the SECOND Ivy League Ball Singapore 2019 will be held on Saturday, Nov 16th again at the Hilton Hotel Ballroom. This year, the event is led by Cornell University and Harvard University, as Columbia and U Penn passed on the baton. We invite alumni, their friends, and family to join us for a cocktail reception, dinner, drinks, a bit of competition!!, music and dancing with renowned DJ Shigeki. We have a very exciting lineup of…

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A Spoonful of Sherman with Columbia, Harvard, and Penn

November 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm SMT
SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive
Singapore, 227968 Singapore
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The alumni associations of Columbia, Harvard, and Penn invite you and your family for an evening of theatre guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and sing, no matter what your age! Join us for “A Spoonful of Sherman”, a smash hit show featuring stunning sets and a stellar local cast, including music from films we have grown up with: Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Winnie the Pooh and The Jungle Book. The Oscar-winning Disney songwriters, the Sherman brothers, created…

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January 2020

Harvard Prize Book 2019/2020

January 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:50 am SMT
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Level 2
Singapore, 189655 Singapore
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The event kicks off with the Harvard Prize Book ceremony and an explanation of HUAAS's Prize Book criteria (sustained altruism, caring). This year, recipients from over two dozen participating junior colleges, polytechnics and ITEs will be awarded the Prize Books. Several recipients have been selected to share about their service projects, motivation and insights. This is followed by a Panel discussion on the theme of fostering altruism. The panelists include: Dr William Wan (Secretary General of Singapore Kindness Movement) Dr…

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Global Networking Night 2020 – Singapore

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm SMT
SEAR, 50 Raffles Place #45-01 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore, 048623 Singapore
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Global Networking Night is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network, with last year's program drawing more than 8,000 registrants in over 100 cities.

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February 2020

Populism in Europe: Is Spain Different?

February 6 @ 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 @ 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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