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Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Professor Kishore Mahbubani
LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
Dean
Singapore

Biography
A student of philosophy and history, Professor Kishore Mahbubani is the Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. Concurrently, Prof Mahbubani serves in the Boards and Councils of institutions around the world, including the Yale President's Council on International Activities (PCIA), University of Bocconi International Advisory Committee, and as Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Nominating Committee. Before that, he enjoyed a long career with the Singapore Foreign Service from 1971 to 2004. He had postings in Cambodia (where he served during the war in 1973-74), Malaysia, Washington DC and New York, where he served two stints as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN and as President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He was Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998. Prof Mahbubani has spoken and published globally. His articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Washington Quarterly, Survival, American Interest, National Interest, Time, Newsweek, Financial Times and New York Times. He has also been profiled in the Economist and in Time Magazine. He is the author of Can Asians Think?, Beyond The Age Of Innocence, The New Asian Hemisphere, The Great Convergence, Can Singapore Survive, and co-author of The ASEAN Miracle. His books have been read and translated widely. The Great Convergence was selected by the Financial Times as one of the best books of 2013. Prof Mahbubani was awarded the President’s Scholarship in 1967. He graduated with a First Class honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Singapore in 1971. From Dalhousie University, Canada, he received a Masters degree in Philosophy in 1976 and an honorary doctorate in 1995. He spent a year as a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 1991 to 1992. Prof Mahbubani was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government in 1998. The Foreign Policy Association Medal was awarded to him in New York in June 2004 with the following opening words in the citation: “A gifted diplomat, a student of history and philosophy, a provocative writer and an intuitive thinker”. He was listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines in September 2005, and included in the March 2009 Financial Times list of Top 50 individuals who would shape the debate on the future of capitalism. He was selected as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, he was described as “the muse of the Asian century”. Most recently, he was selected by Prospect magazine as one of the top 50 world thinkers for 2014.
Mr. Mahboob Mahmood
KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM
CEO
Singapore



Biography
Mahboob is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Platform, one of Asia’s leading next-generation learning solutions companies, with a presence in Singapore, China and Pakistan. Mahboob is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education. He has also served as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, where he taught Social Entrepreneurship. Mahboob was previously a Partner at the international law firm of Sidley Austin, where he handled corporate transactions in New York and Singapore. Mahboob received a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law, a Master of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1981. He is qualified as an Attorney-at-Law and has been a member of the New York State Bar Association since 1987.
Mr. James Crabtree
LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
Senior Visiting Fellow
Singapore



Biography
James Crabtree is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, and a Contributing Editor at the Financial Times. Until 2016, James led coverage of corporate India for the FT as Mumbai Bureau chief, having previously worked on the opinion page in London, as Comment Editor. He is now on sabbatical at the LKY School, where he is a senior fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalization. His forthcoming book on India, The Billionaire Raj, will be published by Random House in mid-2018. Before joining the FT, James was deputy editor of Prospect, Britain's leading monthly long-form magazine of politics and ideas. He has written for a range of other global publications, including the Economist, Wired, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. Prior to journalism, he worked as a senior policy adviser in the British Prime Minister's Strategy Unit under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He has also worked at various think tanks in London and Washington DC, and spent a number of years living in the United States, initially as a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Ms Charlotte Evans
YALE-NUS COLLEGE
Program Manager, Leadership and Global Citizenship
Singapore
Domains of expertise
Higher Education
Fellowships advising
International student community development

Centres of interest
Education in Conflicts & Crisis Contexts
Education reform and innovation



Biography
Charlotte Evans, an American, holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University (2013) with a double major in broadcast journalism and East Asian studies with a Mandarin language focus. Having lived and worked in Spain, Italy, and France before university, Charlotte continued to explore her passion for understanding other cultures after graduation. She moved to Asia for a two-year fellowship with NYU Shanghai. There she developed the Deans’ Service Scholars Program, a curriculum-based service-learning opportunity that took students on intensive tours in China and around Asia to raise their awareness on a variety of global issues, and bring their experiences to the Shanghai campus. Charlotte joined Yale-NUS College in 2015, and is currently a Program Manager of Leadership and Global Citizenship at the Center for International and Professional Experience. She advises students applying to the accelerated bachelor's-master’s program, as well as students applying to various international undergraduate and postgraduate fellowships. Charlotte’s research interests are in education policy and the way in which both new joint ventures and innovative higher education models are influencing the larger geopolitical landscape in Asia. Through the WISE Learners’ Voice Program, she hopes to engage in conversations about new ways to increase higher education access for refugees and displaced communities across the globe.
Dr. Mariana Losada
UNIVERSITE SORBONNE PARIS CITE / SCIENCES PO
Director Singapore and Southeast Asia office
Singapore



Biography
Dr Mariana Losada, Director, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité office in Singapore Mariana Losada is responsible for the cooperation between Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) and she also represents USPC in Southeast Asia. Mariana holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po where she specialized in the internationalization of Higher Education. During her doctoral studies, she was Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago. Born and raised in Argentina, she has been studying and working abroad half of her life. Over the past decade, she has held management roles in the field of Higher Education in institutions such as UNESCO, UNICEF, Amue (a French public university consortium), AEF (a press agency specialized in Higher Education) and Sciences Po where she was in charge of all the partnerships with Southeast Asia. Her experience in the public and private sector has spanned across areas such as internationalization strategies of universities, how technology changes education and strengthening synergies between universities and business.

Ms Sumitra Pasupathy
PLAYEUM, THE CHILDREN CENTRE FOR CREATIVITY; ASHOKA INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC (SINGAPORE) LTD
Co-Founder/Board Director Playeum; Executive Director Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Singapore
Domains of expertise
Early Childhood and Primary Education
Social Entrepreneurship
Soft skills

Centres of interest
Innovation in education
Social Entrepreneurship



Biography
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumitra-pasupathy-56291/
Mr. Aaron Wong
PARTHENON
Consultant
Singapore



Mr. Murugesh Nagaraju
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Head of Department
Singapore



Biography
Head of Department, Pupil Management Pei Hwa Secondary School Ministry of Education Singapore
Mrs. Barbara Beaufait Hueni
IMAGIN8ORS PTE LTD
Chief Education Officer & Founding Team Member
Singapore

Biography
Barbara A. Beaufait – Bio Chief Education Officer Imagin8ors Pte. Ltd., Singapore Barbara cares deeply for children. She is a passionate educator; an experienced teacher, international school leader and founding team member of Imagin8ors Pte. Ltd. Barbara has directly worked with children from an early age. She has served schools in Switzerland, the United States, the Bahamas, Japan, Germany and Qatar. With Imagin8ors she is collaborating with schools and learning organizations in Singapore, India and other regions. Barbara’s drive is to inspire, empower and educate children. To this end she has spent the last 20+ years as a team leader; writing curriculum, developing assessment, integrating technology into classroom instruction, improving and implementing new programs. She has co-chaired school inspection teams for the Council of International Schools. Barbara is a life-long learner and perpetually on the go. She engages deeply in the articulation of learning content for meaningful learning outcomes in preparation for 21st Century skills. Barbara is a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar and the recipient of a technology grant through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When not involved in any of the above she dedicates time working with children in Cambodia and other parts of the world. She enjoys her close family, friends, traveling to extraordinary places and cooking!
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Mr. Juan Sebastian Cortes Sanchez
YALE-NUS COLLEGE
Student
Singapore
Domains of expertise
Education in Conflicts & Crisis Contexts
Pedagogies / Assessment / Curriculum
Soft skills

Centres of interest
Migrants / migration
Policy Making


Biography
Sebastian is a 4th year student at Yale-NUS College, in Singapore. He has designed and implemented an educational initiative that uses partnerships with grassroots organizations to teach photography and storytelling techniques to migrant communities in Latin American cities. Through this initiative he works with Afro-Ecuadorian youth in Quito, Ecuador, and with female victims of forced displacement in Bogota, Colombia.

Mr. Nicholas Carverhill
BTS
Business Analyst 
Singapore

Biography
Nicholas is a Canadian who resides in Singapore. At present, he is a Business Analyst with BTS, a consultancy that works with clients to build the critical capabilities needed to execute their strategies. He has a particular interest in public sector projects. Nicholas graduated as a Global Leader Scholar from Yale-NUS College, where he majored in Urban Studies and minored in Global Affairs. As a student, he led Raise Your Voice Canada, a non-profit that taught debate and slam poetry as leadership skills, managed an undergraduate global affairs review, was the founding President of the Debate Society, and was involved in various forms of campus activism. Nicholas has dual interests in urban politics and education as opportunity for social transformation. Much of his commitment to service comes from his time spent at Lester B. Pearson United World College, where he lived, learned, and grew with students from close to 80 countries. He has done research with Rohingya Muslims in Bangkok, worked on a refugee marketplace design for Berlin, volunteers with injured migrant workers in Singapore, and spent a summer supporting the recruitment of teachers for northern Indigenous communities in Canada. As a debater, Nicholas has also spent considerable time supporting debate initiatives and programs, working in almost a dozen countries. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing ice hockey, and watching Canadian football. Nicholas speaks English, French, intermediate Spanish, and is learning Arabic.
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