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Ivy Ball 2019 Recap

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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 be merry!! Funds raised through the auctions are dedicated to two worthy charities – AUW ( asian-university.org ) and AWWA (aww.org.sg ) (donations to the Ivy Ball are still accepted!).  HUAAS and the Cornell alumni groups chaired...

Tea with Prof Alastair Iain Johnston – China’s Viewpoint and Approach to International Orders

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Our chat with Professor Iain Johnston developed into a near three hour lively discussion on China vs US relations and behaviour, crisis containment policies, posturing within the global geopolitical landscape, and many other nuances of political strategies and tactics.  Over a dozen Harvard alumni participated with many different viewpoints.  We would welcome Prof Johnston back any time!

Ideas Lunch on AI

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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!
 

IDEAS Lunch series: Sustainable Finance with Kristin Anguelova, WWF

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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...

Harvard Krokodiloes in Singapore

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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...

2022 HUAAS Fellow Award

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The Harvard University Association for Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) is proud to announce that T. Sasitharan of the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) is awarded the 2022 HUAAS Fellow Award. As one of Singapore’s finest theatre actors, Thirunalan Sasitharan’s contribution to the arts and to culture in Singapore is seminal. He was the successor to Kuo Pao Kun’s artistic directorship of the...