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A Fireside Chat: Singapore's Competitive Advantage as a Smart Nation

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University of Michigan Alumni Singapore presents
A Fireside Chat: Singapore's Competitive Advantage as a Smart Nation
Dr Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan


While Smart Cities have been popping up around the world, the Republic of Singapore aims to be the first SMART NATION - creating a future of better living for all through technology-enabled solutions. It plans to rally the collective efforts of people, businesses and government, resulting in more opportunities and stronger communities. Professor Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, returns to her native Singapore to explore the question, "Does Singapore have a competitive advantage in smart-ness?"

Prof Ang will share her thoughts on the types of "smart" she sees in America versus China, and raise these questions for discussion: In the face of two great nations, both brimming with smart people, innovation, and technology, in what way is Singapore uniquely "smart"? What forms of intelligence can Singapore offer that other nations cannot or don't care to offer? Join us for an engaging conversation with Prof Ang!


6:30 - 7:00 high tea and networking reception

7:00 - 8:30 fireside chat and Q&A


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Dr Yuen Yuen Ang is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and a Faculty Associate at the Center for the Study of Complex Systems and the Center for Chinese Studies. Her research explains how non-linear, mutually adaptive sequences of development occur, and identifies the conditions for effective adaptation, particularly within governments. Prof Ang was awarded two Early Career Fellowships by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Eldersveld Prize for outstanding research contributions by the University of Michigan, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation international essay prize on “The Future of Development Assistance.” She is a member of United Nations’ expert group on eradicating poverty, as well as the first South East Asian to be named a Public Intellectual Fellow by the National Committee of US-China Relations. She received her PhD from Stanford University and was previously a faculty member at Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

Prof Ang is also the author of "How China Escaped the Poverty Trap", reviewed here by the Straits Times.

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  • Venue Address was changed to "190 Clemenceau Avenue, Workcentral Executive Boardroom #06-00 Singapore Shopping Centre, Singapore 239924". Diff 2017-05-22 10:56:18
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Wed May 24, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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University of Michigan alumni/student/faculty SOLD OUT $10.00
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Venue Address
190 Clemenceau Avenue, Workcentral Executive Boardroom #06-00 Singapore Shopping Centre, Singapore 239924 Singapore
Directions
Building entrance on Penang Ln near Penang Rd. Take lift to Level 6. Parking available in building and on street.
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UMAS (University of Michigan Alumni Singapore)
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