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Chinese-U.S. Split Is Forcing Singapore to Choose Sides – FP, 15.07
There is no sweet spot to keep both Beijing and Washington happy, but that hasn’t kept Singapore from trying. By William Choong, a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute


Singapore Perspectives – Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy

  • Singapore Perspectives is the flagship conference of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) that seeks to engage thinking Singaporeans in a lively debate about the public policy challenges the country faces.

Singapore Perspectives 2021 “Reset” – 01.21

  • This conference has three content tracks, framed around the key values articulated in the Singapore Pledge: progress and prosperity; happiness, justice and equality; and a democratic society. With the conference theme of “Reset”, we hope to explore what are the possible pathways for our nation after this period of uncertainty, as we plan and make decisions for the future.

Singapore Perspectives 2021 Reset

  • Nine Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) researchers talked about their reflections of 2020 and what they’re looking forward to in 2021, which leads to our annual flagship event, the Singapore Perspectives (SP).

Gillian Koh on Reimagining Singapore 2030 – IPS, 18.01.21

  • IPS’ Deputy Director (Research) Dr Gillian Koh spoke on her reflections for 2020 and her new scenario-planning project “Reimagining Singapore 2030”.

Young Singaporeans Conference 2020 on Happiness – 8.01.21

  • The theme for the IPS Young Singaporeans Conference (YSC) 2020 was “Choices”. Held over three days from 25 November to 27 November, the virtual conference gathered over 100 youths to talk about their choices around life, work, home, and values.

Young Singaporeans Conference 2020: “Choices” – 23.12.20

  • The theme for the IPS Young Singaporeans Conference (YSC) 2020 was “Choices”. Held over three days from 25 November till 27 November, the closed-door event gathered over 100 youths via Zoom to talk about their personal choices around life, work, home, and values.
  • Drawing reference from the national pledge, the conference featured a series of webinars that explored the topics of achieving happiness, prosperity and progress (HPP). Participants were also encouraged to take part in two ancillary events — a lunch hour comedy session by the Ministry of Funny, and an early morning yoga session.
  • Young Singaporeans Conference 2020: “Choices”

Will Singapore have a two-party political system? – 10.20

  • At the IPS Online Forum on the IPS Post-Election Survey on #GE2020, Dr Lam Peng Er, Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute reckons that Singapore will not have a two-party political system, but rather a one-and-a-half-party system where the presence of a strong opposition party would be the “new normal”.

Ţara care le oferă un bonus de pandemie familiilor, pentru creşterea natalităţii – 10.20


Will COVID-19 lead to a great transformation? – 06.20

  • In this short clip, learn more about what Professor Chan Heng Chee thinks of the lasting impact COVID-19 would have on Singapore, and whether Professor Danny Quah agrees with her.
  • This is from her first lecture on “Disruption. Democracy Falters. Capitalism Flounders. World Order Unravels.”

Disruption. Democracy Falters. Capitalism Flounders. World Order Unravels – 06.20

  • World in Transition: Singapore’s Future by Professor Chan Heng Chee – Professor Chan Heng Chee’s lectures will examine Singapore’s place in an uncertain and fast-changing world. Covid-19 caught the international community by surprise, with the unprecedented speed and magnitude of the damage it has inflicted on public health and the economy. It has upended the way we work and live. At the same time, the uncertainty surrounding our world order remains. What will the continued US-China rivalry mean for Singapore? How will we see technology and trade shape the world moving forward? Is it all doom and gloom for Singapore? What about our circumstances might help us as we approach the new normal that lies ahead of us?
  • Lecture I: Disruption. Democracy Falters. Capitalism Flounders. World Order Unravels – We are told we live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. We are experiencing the unprecedented, swiftly developing Covid-19 crisis, and people all over the world are anxious. Even before Covid-19, the world had experienced dramatic technological and climate change, and stark inequality. Globalisation has spurred growth globally, but also caused disruption in countries. There have been debates about a crisis of democracy in the West. Problems in how capitalism functions have been exposed. The established liberal international order has been unravelling. This lecture will examine significant developments and turning points in recent times, and the implications for the future.

Singapore in a Time of Flux: Optimism from the Jaws of Gloom – 06.20

  • World in Transition: Singapore’s Future by Professor Chan Heng Chee – Professor Chan Heng Chee’s lectures will examine Singapore’s place in an uncertain and fast-changing world. Covid-19 caught the international community by surprise, with the unprecedented speed and magnitude of the damage it has inflicted on public health and the economy. It has upended the way we work and live. At the same time, the uncertainty surrounding our world order remains. What will the continued US-China rivalry mean for Singapore? How will we see technology and trade shape the world moving forward? Is it all doom and gloom for Singapore? What about our circumstances might help us as we approach the new normal that lies ahead of us?
  • Singapore in a Time of Flux: Optimism from the Jaws of Gloom – Is Singapore’s model of governance adequate for the future? In Professor Chan’s third and final lecture, she will consider Singapore’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, key political events in Singapore’s history, and revisit ideas from her oft-cited 1975 paper “Politics in an Administration State: Where has the Politics Gone?” She will examine existing challenges such as inequality and ensuring the success of Singapore’s SMEs, which have become even more pressing due to COVID-19. Placing these issues in broader regional and global context, she will address the question: How will Singapore do in the future? And will Singapore be ready for the transformed post-COVID world?


Why is Singapore so rich? – CNBC, 01.19


Inside Singapore’s world-class education system – 10.19


Can Singapore overcome the generation gap? – 15.10.20

Is Singapore still based on equality? – 15.10.19

Where does Singapore stand on race relations? – 15.10.19


City of the Future: Singapore – NG, 11.18

  • With visionary thinkers and innovators as the guides, City of the Future: Singapore dives deep into the latest innovations and technology being created and implemented to blaze a path into the future.


SG50+ Conference – Conversation with PM Lee Hsien Loong – 07.15

  • Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the guest-of-honour at the Institute of Policy Studies’ Singapore at 50: What Lies Ahead (SG50+) conference opening dinner on 2 July, 2015. Held at the Shangri-La Hotel, the conference drew around 640 guests from the public and private sector, civil society and community leaders, academics and students. CNN host Fareed Zakaria moderated the dialogue with PM Lee.

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