2016/17 IPS-Nathan Lectures: Lecture II (Governing in the Anthropocene: Risk & Resilience, Imagination & Innovation)

Synopsis:

The second lecture in this series demonstrates how risk and disruption are inherent to the operating environment of governments, and why it is therefore critical to cultivate resilience in government and society. It explores fresh ideas to promote a spirit of experimentation, trust, and transparency in government, and an imaginative and open process for developing national narratives of resilience, hope, and aspiration.

Speaker:

Mr Peter Ho is the 2016/17 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore.

He is also the Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures, a Senior Fellow in the Civil Service College, an Adjunct Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and a Visiting Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

When Mr Ho retired from the Singapore Administrative Service in 2010 after a career in the Public Service stretching more than 34 years, he was Head, Civil Service, concurrent with his other appointments of Permanent Secretary (Foreign Affairs), Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination), and Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister’s Office.  Before that, he was Permanent Secretary (Defence).  He was also the inaugural Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Mr Ho is Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, Social Science Research Council, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, the National Supercomputing Centre.  He is a member of the National University of Singapore Board of Trustees, a board member of the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, a member of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ Board of Governors, and a council member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.  He is also a member of Statoil’s Strategy Advisory Council, and the McKinsey Center for Government Advisory Council.

Registration:

Registration for this lecture is now closed as we have reached our full capacity. Please email if you would like to be placed on the Waiting List.

Enquiries:

For enquiries, please contact Ms Nur Zahidah at tel: 6601-1420, or email: 

Date:
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Time:
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm (Registration and light refreshments from 5.00 pm)
Venue:

Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House