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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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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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Singapore and Taipei Wine Tasting with Park90

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm SMT

Please join us for a virtual winetasting of burgundies with Park90 and friends from Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn and Yale in Singapore and in Taiwan, led by Mason Ng, the Regional Co-head Sommelier of Park90, and Szu Hao Tseng, the sommelier in Park90 Taipei. Mason, who started off his wine career at Les Amis in Singapore and proceeded to be the head sommelier at Atlas, was awarded as the Best Sommelier for Singapore’s National Sommelier Competition 2019. Szu Hao, who…

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