What is Truth? Dealing with a Polarized Media - Discussion with Bertha Henson, Gaurav Keerthi, and Ervin Tan

We have never before lived in a more polarised media environment and public trust for traditional news sources and institutions is under considerable stress. Can we move past a cacophony of extremes to an environment with more mature discourse, and how will we do that in Singapore? Join us for a panel with Bertha Henson, Gaurav Keerthi and Ervin Tan as we unpick this complex issue.

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Yishan Lam
Conversation with Rachel Heng, Author of Suicide Club

Asset management and literature don’t often go hand-in-hand, as they do in the journey of Rachel Heng,  the Singaporean author of Suicide Club. Written while Rachel was building a successful private equity career in London, the novel is set in a dystopian New York where the average life expectancy is 300 years and where society is obsessed with wellness and genetic perfection.

Come join us as we sit with Rachel to hear how she made the switch from investor to writer, the influences behind her work, and why Suicide Club – far from being a book about death – is really a reflection and celebration of life.

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Yishan Lam
Commentary: When Kim Met Trump

We do not usually write takeaways after our Feed events, as they tend to be small and follow Chatham House rules. However, the Trump-Kim Summit panel organised with 1880 was exceptional, with around 250 people attending and the conversation live-streamed on Facebook. It was a rare opportunity to gather a broad group of experts, several of whom had been long-term observers of Asia and of the Korean Peninsula in particular.

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Yishan Lam