Past Events

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Ideas Lunch on AI

August 21, 2022

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!

 

Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard Mixer!

July 12, 2022

On Thursday, July 7th, over 150 Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard alumni attended a mixer at Beats Bites & Cocktails to reconnect with old classmates and meet new friends.

IDEAS Lunch series: Sustainable Finance with Kristin Anguelova, WWF

June 17, 2022

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 community programs with WWF in the future.

Harvard Krokodiloes in Singapore

June 14, 2022

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 friends were able to mix and mingle, drink and nibble, under the canopy of music and art.

Ideas lunch on Economics and Societal Well-Being

June 1, 2022

The first in-person indoor event on 23rd April 2022 since the relaxation of covid restrictions. A good turnout with alumni representation from Harvard College, HBS, GSAS, HKS, HGSE, HSPH and HES. We had a lively discussion on the topic of “Economics and Societal Well-Being” and networking over lunch.

Bukit Timah Hike and Dinner on April 10

By hiking up Bukit Timah Summit (the highest natural landmark in Singapore) and the surrounding forest & mini ‘waterfall’, friends from HLS, HBS, HGSE and College worked up an appetite before adjourning to a Korean restaurant, where we were joined by more alumni from HBS and GSAS.

Virtual AGM with HUAAS Fellows 2022 and 2021 in attendance

March 31, 2022

On 24th March 2022, we held our annual AGM Virutally, and presented T.Sasitharan with the HUAAS Fellow 2022 award. In attendance physically were (left to right) Rebecca Woo, Welly Tantono, T. Sasitharan, Prof Wang Gung Wu, Titus Yong

An Evening with ESM Goh Chok Tong

October 1, 2021

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 Party from November 1992 to December 2004. He was also a Member of Parliament representing Marine Parade for 44 years.

In a moderated closed-door session with almost 50 attendees, ESM Goh shared with our Harvard alumni key highlights in his corporate and political career, what inspired him to write his two-volume biography “Tall Order” and “Standing Tall”, and also generously imparted some important lessons and advice to our alumni. HUAAS looks forward to organising more in-person events in 2022, subject to COVID-19  Safe Management Measures in place then.

Ivy Ball 2019 Recap

November 29, 2019

The second Ivy League Ball in Singapore took place on Nov 16th, 2019 at the Hilton Ball room, with about 350 alumni and friends ready to compete, eat, drink and […]

Current trends in planning and architecture – Recap

November 28, 2019

Monday Nov 11 – – Our talk on architecture was well attended with about 25 guests who participated in a lively discussion with renowned architects Paul Tange, Nina Yang and […]