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13 Mar Technology and the Future of Jobs

Event Summary How can workers keep pace with a rapidly-changing job market? As part of our Global Citizens Singapore (GCS) programme, and in the context of Singapore’s Budget 2017 and the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report, we organised a discussion on “Technology and the...

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17 Jan “Hate Spin”: Dr. Cherian George

On 17 Jan 2017, we held an evening talk with Dr. Cherian George on his latest book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy. The session was part of our Global Citizens Singapore series, looking beyond traditional politics and economics...

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14 Jan On the Record – Simon Tay, Author

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was interviewed by 938LIVE's Bharati Jagdish on his work and his latest book, "Middle & First". The interview was aired on Friday 13 Jan. The full audio is available on SoundCloud and a brief video clip was posted by 938LIVE on Facebook....

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11 Jan Is Singapore at risk of becoming a rentier society?

David Pilling, Africa editor at the Financial Times, was quoted in an editorial by Lee Su Shyan for The Straits Times on 11 Jan 2017. Mr. Pilling's comments were made at a Future50 dialogue organised by the SIIA in conjunction with SG50. The editorial in...

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10 Nov SIIA Dinner: Bright spots in a dark world

On 10 Nov 2016, we held our SIIA Dinner 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Our guest of honour was Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence. The theme for the evening was "Bright Spots in a Dark World",...

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25 Oct What good can money do?

As part of our Global Citizens Singapore programme, we held a dialogue on "What Good Can Money Do?" on Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. In 50 years, the nation has become one of the wealthiest countries in the region in per-capita...

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30 Sep Does Singapore need Global Citizens?

In 1972, Singapore’s then-Minister of Foreign Affairs S.Rajaratnam argued that Singapore should become a Global City. In the years since, Singapore has arguably achieved this vision. But if Singapore is a Global City, are its people now Global Citizens? We held an evening dialogue on the...

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24 Jun Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

“Where does the word connectography come from? It is the intersection of connectivity and geography,” said Dr. Parag Khanna, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, explaining the title of his latest book, Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization. Dr. Khanna spoke at the...

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