Speeches and Essays

 

ESSAYS
Dec 2017 You Are Without Land, Without Love
Los Angeles Review of Books
Feb 2017 No Business Like Supernatural Business
Los Angeles Review of Books
Aug 2016 In Asia, For the World: Liberal Education and Innovation
Experiences in Liberal Arts and Science Education from America, Europe and Asia
May 2016 Innovation in International Higher Education: The Yale-NUS Experience
Daily Financial Times (Sri Lanka)
Dec 2015 Liberal Education in Asia: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
New Global Studies
Aug 2013 Asia Invests in Liberal Arts
Harvard International Review
SPEECHES 2017
21 Aug 2017 Welcome Remarks for Yale College International Students Class of 2021
At Yale University
29 May 2017 Community and Responsibility: Graduation Address 2017
At University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore
28 May 2017 Class Day Remarks 2017
At Yale-NUS College
09 Mar 2017 The Encyclopedia of Yale-NUS College: Remarks at the Student Town Hall, March 9, 2017
At Yale-NUS College
SPEECHES 2016
22 Nov 2016 ACS (International) Graduation Ceremony 2016
At Oldham Chapel, ACS (International)
05 Aug 2016 First Year Assembly 2016: Education and Politics
At Yale-NUS College
06 Jun 2016 Symposium on Globalising the Liberal Arts: In Asia, for the World: The Creation of Yale-NUS College
At the Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, Yale University
SPEECHES 2015
12 Oct 2015 Inauguration of the Yale-NUS College Campus
At Yale-NUS College
11 Oct 2015 Symposium on International Liberal Education: A Community of Learning
At Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore
06 Aug 2015 First Year Assembly 2015: Character and Destiny
At Yale-NUS College
SPEECHES 2014
04 Oct 2014 Symposium on University as a Source of Innovation and Economic Development: Liberal Education and Innovation
At Stanford Center, Peking University
05 Aug 2014 First Year Assembly 2014: Collective Effervescence
At University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore
17 Jan 2014 Lecture at APMEC 2014: Medicine and the Liberal Arts
At University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore
SPEECHES 2013
27 Aug 2013 Inauguration Ceremony 2013: An Odyssey in Singapore
At University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore
21 Aug 2013 Opening of NUS Museum’s exhibition “Between Here and Nanyang: Marco Hsu’s Brief History of Malayan Art”
At NUS Museum, National University of Singapore
02 Aug 2013 Meeting with Mr Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
At United Nations Headquarters, New York
04 Jul 2013 First Year Assembly 2013: Education as a Calling
At Yale-NUS College
SPEECHES 2012
06 Jul 2012 Groundbreaking Ceremony of Yale-NUS College: A Community of Learning
At University Town, National University of Singapore
30 May 2012 Announcement of the President of Yale-NUS College
At University Town, National University of Singapore