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Diversity & Inclusion: The Role of Social Harmony in National Security

12 Sep Diversity & Inclusion: The Role of Social Harmony in National Security

In a world where there have been increasing numbers of terror attacks, Singapore has had the good fortune to remain safe and secure – so far. However, Singapore’s leaders have repeatedly warned that such an attack might someday strike Singapore’s shores. It is not a question of “if”, but “when”. Singapore’s long-standing emphasis on racial and religious harmony has played a major role in keeping the nation safe and secure. But is there more that can be done to strengthen the bonds between communities in our society?


Dr. Janil Puthucheary
, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Communications and Information

Prof. Paulin Tay Straughan, Professor of Sociology (Practice) and Dean of Students, Singapore Management University (SMU)

Ms. Karen Loon, Territory Diversity Leader and Banking & Capital Markets Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Dr. Terri-Anne Teo, Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore


Mr. Adam Abdur Rahman, Council Member, Singapore Institute of International Affairs; and Managing Director and Head of Corporate Affairs, Citibank N.A., Singapore

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 12th September 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8.15pm
Venue: McCann Singapore
40A Orchard Road, Level 9
The MacDonald House
Singapore 238838
*Kindly note that there is no public parking at McCann. The nearest carpark is at The Cathay/ Plaza Singapura.


6.00pm Registration and Networking Dinner Reception
6.45pm Welcome Remarks by Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
6.50pm Film Screening: Regardless of Religion
7.00pm Opening Address by Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Communications and Information
7.10pm Panel Conversation
7.30pm Q&A Session
8.10pm Closing Remarks & End of Event


Admission is free and all young professionals are welcome to join. As seats are limited, only those registered will be allowed in. Please register your interest here by 8th September 2017.

For more information, please kindly email events@www.siiaonline.org.