Prof Tommy Koh, Daljit Singh - America: A Singapore Perspective


Date:10 June (Friday)
Time:2.00PM - 3.30PM
Venue:  Level 16 The POD (100 Victoria St, National Library, Singapore 188064)


Speakers: Prof Tommy Koh (Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large), Daljit Singh (Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS–Yusof
Ishak Institute)

Moderator: Bhagyashree Garekar (Foreign Editor, The Straits Times)

The United States of America is the largest investor in Singapore. Beyond the economic significance of the US to Singapore, US is also a very important partner of Singapore in security, education and culture. And so, Singaporeans should learn more about the superpower, thought Professor Tommy Koh, Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large who had served as its Ambassador to the United States, and Mr Daljit Singh, Visiting Senior Fellow at the ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute. They gathered 27 other writers with a good understanding of America to pen a collection of 29 essays, which reveals insights into the various aspects of the US: its governing, election and political systems; business and economy; defence and foreign policy; as well as culture and culture wars.