Cross Cultural Management in a Globalised Business World

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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

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FA(S) Thanksgiving Dinner on 15 Nov 2013

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 (daniel_lee@cgh.com.sg) 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.

Thank you.

Jeremy Lim
President, FA(S)

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New 2013/14 Fulbright Association (Singapore) Executive Committee

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)

Committee Members:
Anne Pakir
Ang Peng Hwa
Kirpal Singh
Kim Seah
Augustine Chong
Jean Yong

Contact information can be found on the Executive Committee page: https://fulbrightsg.org/executive-committee/

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Notice of Fulbright Association (Singapore) Annual General Meeting 2013

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.

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DISCUSSION ON “EDUCATION AND THE FULBRIGHT CHALLENGE”

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)

Programme

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

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Fulbright Association (Singapore) Annual Dinner 2013 – Guest Speaker: Mrs Lim Hwee Hua

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)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: The Tanglin Club

Dress code: lounge suit / national dress
$850 per table (10 pax)
$85 per pax  ($95 for non-members)

Please register by filling out and submitting this form to ho_kaiwei@moh.gov.sg by 31 March 2013.

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.

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Fulbright-SMU Policy Forum “SOCIAL MOBILITY AND PUBLIC FINANCE”

Fulbright-SMU Policy Forum
“SOCIAL MOBILITY AND PUBLIC FINANCE”

Synopsis

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.”

Programme

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)
Date:
22 February 2013, Friday
Time:
5.30pm to 7pm
Venue:
Administration Building
Executive Seminar Room 4.1
Level 4
For enquiries, please contact us at weekimweecentre@smu.edu.sg

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.

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