Please rsvp to fulbright.singapore@gmail by Friday, April 11 with the FAS 2014 Annual Dinner RSVP Form!
Meet corporate titan, Mr Ho Kwon Ping, as he shares his views about cross cultural business operations, the challenges and the opportunities.
Topic : Cross Cultural Management in a Globalised Business World
6.30pm – Registration & Buffet Dinner
7:45pm – Talk by Mr Ho Kwon Ping
8:00pm – Dialogue with Mr Ho Kwon Ping
9:00pm – Ends
For more information and to register: http://alumnet.nus.edu.sg/event/BFmar14/index2.html
This year’s Fulbright Association (Singapore)’s Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on 15 Nov 2013 at the FA(S) president, Jeremy Lim’s house — see invitation message from Jeremy below.
Please kindly RSVP to Daniel Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 Nov 2013 for the purpose of dinner preparation. More details soon!
Invitation from Jeremy:
Fellow Fulbrighters, it gives me great pleasure to invite you all once again to my home for Thanksgiving. My wife has kindly agreed to cook as per previous years. If you feel obliged to bring something :), please bring wine/ beer or some desserts. Also, do feel free to come with partners but do inform Daniel so that we can plan the dinner quantities accordingly.
For those who have not yet paid up this year’s membership subscriptions, please do make the $50 payment to Hong Yee when you come for dinner.
We will also be distributing Fulbright Association (Singapore) polo T-shirts at dinner to all members which is an initiative brought to you by the Executive Committee.
On behalf of the Committee, I look forward to welcoming you to Thanksgiving Dinner and catching up with old friends and making new ones.
Please help us welcome the new Fulbright Association (Singapore) Executive Committee for 2013/14 that was selected at the 2013 Annual General Meeting:
Jeremy Lim (President)
Tan Ming Jen (Vice-President)
Daniel Lee (Hon Secretary)
Teo Eng Dih (Asst Secretary)
Lo Hong Yee (Treasurer)
Kelly Tay (Asst Treasurer)
Ang Peng Hwa
Contact information can be found on the Executive Committee page: https://fulbrightsg.org/executive-committee/
Please note that the Fulbright Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be convened as follows:
Date: 29 August 2013 Thur
Time: 6:00pm (dinner); 6:45pm (AGM)
Venue: Singapore Management University (exact venue TBC)
The agenda is as follows:
1. Annual Report 2012/13
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Election of the FY2013/14 Committee
Please let HO_Kaiwei@moh.gov.sg know by email if you wish to attend. Any nominations for the committee should be made by 22 August.
Synopsis: The role of scholarships has come under intense scrutiny in recent years and many now debate, even aggressively, the worth and value and aims of scholarships such as the Fulbright. It is therefore timely that a discussion centering on the value of our Fulbright Scholarship/Fellowship be held. More importantly, this discussion is to have Prof Howard Hunter –eminent in his legal field- the former President of SMU share his insights and experiences in regard to both the issue of the Fulbright grants/awards as well as University education as a whole.
Please RSVP to: HO_Kaiwei@moh.gov.sg
Date: May 29th 6.00 – 7.30pm
Venue: Meeting Room 5.4 –school of business, Singapore Management University
Speaker: Prof Howard Hunter (CV: http://smu.edu.sg/sites/default/files/law/pdf/howardhunter.pdf)
6.00pm — Arrival of guests, wine and cheese
6.15pm — Welcome
6.20pm — Start of discussion –led by Prof Howard Hunter
7.00pm — Thank You wine and cheese (contd)
7.30pm – End
Guest-of-honor and speaker: Mrs Lim Hwee Hua
Speaker topic: “Business & Government”
Former Minister in Prime Minister’s Office and 2nd Minister for Finance and Transport
Date: 25 April 2013 (Thur)
Venue: The Tanglin Club
Dress code: lounge suit / national dress
$850 per table (10 pax)
$85 per pax ($95 for non-members)
Please indicate your choice of main course in the response slip attached. The response slip and payment should be sent to Alvin Koh, our treasurer (details in response slip). Members who have not submitted their membership fees may also mail a $50 crossed cheque to Alvin.
More about the guest-of-honor:
Mrs Lim was the first woman to serve in Singapore’s Cabinet when she was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Transport in 2009. Following her political career, Mrs Lim now holds the appointments of non-executive director at Jardine Cycle & Carriage, Senior Advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and also independent non-executive director on Ernst & Young’s Global Advisory Council.
Mrs Lim will speak on government and business, elaborating on the role governments play in developing strategic sectors, transitioning from state-owned to private enterprises and the delicate nature of bailouts of “too-big-to-fail” businesses. Using examples from around the world, Mrs Lim will offer a thoughtful analysis of current trends and insights for the future.
Fulbright-SMU Policy Forum
“SOCIAL MOBILITY AND PUBLIC FINANCE”
The FA(S)-SMU Public Policy Forum has been initiated to catalyse critical thinking on important public issues. Its inaugural session focuses on the question of social mobility in Singapore.
Singapore is undergoing a period of rapid social change. Income inequality has widened dramatically over the past decade and costs of living for the average Singaporean has risen sharply in the period. The success of Singapore has historically been underpinned by a strong and proven social mobility that helped uplift those who worked hard to improve themselves. While this was most self-evident when we were a developing country, paradoxically, now that we are an advanced economy, there is the pervasive sense that social mobility is eroding rapidly. Can public policy intervene to improve social mobility and how so?
Two talented and socially conscious young Singaporeans, Mr Soon Sze-Meng (Director at global MNC) and Mr Donald Low (Senior Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) will present on their views followed by a panel discussion.”
5.30 – Registration
6.00 – Convening Remarks (Dr Kirpal Singh)
6.10 – Speech by Mr Soon Sze-Meng
6.25 – Speech by Mr Donald Low
6.40 – Panel Discussion
7.15 – Closing Remarks (Dr Jeremy Lim)
7.30 – End of session
All are welcome to attend. To sign up for this free event, please register online here.
(Closing date for registration:
21 February 2013, Thursday)
22 February 2013, Friday
5.30pm to 7pm
Executive Seminar Room 4.1
For enquiries, please contact us at email@example.com
About the speakers
Mr Soon Sze Meng
Sze Meng is a Singaporean, and a graduate of public policy from Stanford University and business administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He worked in Monitor Group out of Asia and McKinsey & Company in the US, and currently works in a multi-national corporation . He is also a board member of Halogen Foundation.
Mr Donald Low
Mr Donald Low is Senior Fellow and Assistant Dean (Research Centres) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He has administrative oversight of the School’s research centres and leads the School’s case writing efforts.
His research interests at the School include inequality and social spending, behavioural economics, economics and public policy, public finance, and governance and politics in Singapore.
Prior to his current appointment, Donald served fifteen years in the Singapore government. During that time, he established the Centre for Public Economics at the Civil Service College of Singapore to advance economics literacy in the Singapore government.
Donald also held various senior positions at the heart of the Singapore government. He was the Director of Fiscal Policy at the Ministry of Finance from 2004 to 2005, and the Director of the Strategic Policy Office in the Public Service Division from 2006 to 2007.
Donald co-wrote and edited Behavioural Economics and Policy Design: Examples from Singapore (2011), a pioneering book which details how the Singapore government has applied ideas from the field of behavioural economics in the design of public policies.
Donald holds a double first in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, and a Masters in International Public Policy from The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He is currently a Vice President at the Economics Society of Singapore.
6th Fulbright Association (Singapore) Thanksgiving Dinner 2012
Date: 16 November 2012 (Friday)
Time: 7 pm to 9.30 pm
Venue: 69 Coronation Road, Singapore 269466 (Our President, Jeremy Lim’s home, which is off Bukit Timah Road)
We’ll be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu and look forward to catching up with everyone on this most American occasion.
Members and guests can please RSVP for catering purposes to Kaiwei at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 Nov 2012.
If you’re not a member, please become one by clicking the membership page above!!!
The Singapore Fulbright Organization has invited Ahmad Fuadi, an Indonesian Fulbrighter to meet with the Singapore alumni while he is in town for the Singapore Writers’ Festival. We have asked him to share a little about his work and what being a Fulbrighter in Indonesia means.
The details are as follows:
Room 5.1 School of Business, SMU
2 Nov 2012 at 8 pm
A Fulbright scholar and former reporter for Voice of America, Indonesian writer Ahmad Fuadi parlayed his formative years at an Islamic boarding school into his celebrated first novel,Negeri 5 Menara, which sold more than 100,000 copies in the first year of its release. Translated into English, The Land of Five Towers, the award-winning novel has also been adapted into a feature film. Ahmad is currently busy writing, speaking at home and abroad, and building a social foundation – Komunitas Menara – to aid in the education of the underprivileged.
Members who are interested can rsvp to email@example.com, by 23 Oct 2012.