Hong Kong Protests: The End of the Tunnel?

The protests in Hong Kong have been a focal point for regional politics, not just for its implications on domestic Chinese politics, but also for the reactions and viewpoints from observers all around Asia and indeed, the world. Speculations on how this could all end range from the optimistic to the cataclysmic — but the learning points and diagnosis of the issues are becoming increasingly clearer. Donald provides a unique perspective on events, combining his experiences in the Singapore public service, being a professor of public policy in Hong Kong and walking the streets with the protestors themselves.

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Yishan Lam
"What Can I Do?" – Innovating for Society

Philanthropists donate money and volunteers commit their energy to causes. Increasingly, many individuals are responding to the question of “what can I do” by contributing their entrepreneurial spirit to drive change through new organisations and ventures — sometimes outside of their own day jobs or as dedicated, full-time pursuits. This Feed session features 3 social innovators who have each gone on distinct journeys, building alternative models and staying the course for their personal visions.

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Yishan Lam
Building Up Singapore's Social & Emotional Capital: An Evening with Shiao-yin Kuik

There are few voices in our generation that ring as loud and clear as Shiao-Yin’s. Join us as we dive deep into the well of her personal stories, from her time in Parliament bringing impassioned, reasoned perspectives on education, young voter aspirations, citizen engagement strategies and other socio-economic topics to the fore. We will also look ahead to what it means to forge common ground across increasing class and religious divides and how to grow a mission-minded business based on real market principles.

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Yishan Lam