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Young Singaporeans Conference 2018
Date: 27-28 November 2018
Time: 27 Nov (6.00pm–9.30pm), 28 Nov (9.00am–9.30pm)
The Young Singaporeans Conference (YSC) is a biennial flagship event of IPS. This year’s 1.5 day Conference is themed “Disruptions”. It provides an opportunity for young Singaporeans to articulate their views on the various forms of disruptions we are experiencing today. The Conference aims to document the voices, ideas and aspirations of youths today, and contribute to an exchange between youths and the wider society.
IPS is looking for Singaporeans aged between 18 and 35 to take part in the Conference. We will be selecting a number of participants via an Open Call.
Please click here for details and to express your interest.
Commentary: Behind the public shaming of one wealthy elite, a disturbing but growing divide
By Dr Natalie Pang
Social media platforms are where “everyday opinions and sentiments are unleashed with little consideration”, observes Dr Natalie Pang, Senior Research Fellow at IPS Social Lab. he argues that the harsh comments sparked off by Audrey Tay's case shows a greater need for empathy, restraint and civility in discussing difficult issues of the day.
Crazy Rich Asians: Responses to movie reveal incongruence (The Straits Times)
By Leonard Lim and Dr Mathews Mathew
Crazy Rich Asians has ignited heated discussion around issues of racial representation, the rich-poor class divide and national service obligations. What do the responses, both online and offline, say about us as a society?
Why HDB owners should forget about getting a windfall from Vers (TODAYonline)
By Christopher Gee
IPS Senior Research Fellow Christopher Gee examines why Singaporeans cannot, and should not, expect windfall gains arising from the sale of public housing flats under the recently announced Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme.
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