Features

The list of articles published is as below – please click on any of the titles to read the full story.

MPP 2010: Dual Degree Experience

This is a feature to share the experiences if the MPP 2010 studentLearning is sharper when there are clear links between theory and practice. One way by which this can be achieved is by expanding the learning interaction to include an interface with professionals or practitioners in the field. In this way, students can have the opportunity to apply the tools learned in class on real-life cases as well as learn from feedback given by clients.

Collaborative Learning at LKYSPP: Pushing theory to practice

Learning is sharper when there are clear links between theory and practice. One way by which this can be achieved is by expanding the learning interaction to include an interface with professionals or practitioners in the field. In this way, students can have the opportunity to apply the tools learned in class on real-life cases as well as learn from feedback given by clients.

Beyond Three Points: Dean Kishore Mahbubani

We walk into the Dean’s office on the third floor of Oei Tiong Ham building – a serene array of large offices that seems a world away from the busy corridors of Manasseh Meyer. He stands from his desk and greets us with a warm smile. Dean Kishore strides confidently across the room and offers each of us a firm handshake. He looks us all in the eyes, as if he was scanning the thoughts in our minds. After all, he has stood side by side with the leaders of the world from the time he was a young ambassador to Cambodia in the late seventies up to the time he headed the U.N. Security Council in 2002 as Singapore’s permanent representative. The Dean knows that true power lies in the realm of the mind.

Double Degrees: LKYSPP NUS & LSE

Here is the third installment of our feature on the double degree students. We are featuring the MPP students from LKYSPP doing their second year at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) taking the MPA program, and those from LSE who have come to LKYSPP and are currently doing the second year of the MPP program. LKYSPPeak asked them some questions to get to know them better and their London / Singapore experience so far.

NUS Aquathon

Q&A on the NUS Aquathon with Kathy Jaress (MPP 09/11)

I like the chances! – A visit to the casino at Resorts World

So how did four public policy students from four different countries, rational as their analytical training may be, even end up at Resorts World? How did they decide, against all odds, to throw fifty dollars onto a table designed to make them lose?

Double Degrees: LKYSPP NUS & Sciences Po

We are featuring the MPP students from LKYSPP doing their second year at Sciences Po taking the MPA program, and those from Sciences Po who have come to LKYSPP and are currently doing the second year of the MPP program. LKYSPPeak asked them some questions to get to know them better and their Paris / Singapore experience so far.

Earth Hour Online Pledge

Last year, Earth Hour 2009 brought together 4,088 cities around the world to make a definitive statement against climate change by turning off their lights for one hour. This simple yet effective “vote” for the environment has grown significantly since it was first introduced in Sydney by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007.

Development Work: Why “Heart” Matters

“The floods came and I moved the children to the second floor of the boarding house. We had heard that aid was on its way. We waited for two weeks, but it never came. Who will help us?”

Many people ask me if I am going to return to serve with the United Nations (UN) after I complete my education at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). My answer is, overwhelmingly, a “yes.”

Empowering Women, Transforming Lives

Market failures happen; social enterprises fix them! Traditionally, the prevailing mechanism for correcting market failures has been government intervention. However, social entrepreneurs and their organizations are now emerging as corrective forces that can fill the gaps not met by government. This has been the case for social entrepreneur and fellow LKYSPP student, Ravi Vedam (MPA 2009/2011). Ravi recognized this gap, decided to act, and thus began his inspiring story as a social entrepreneur.

Interview with former Austrian chancellor Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel

LKYSPP welcomed Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel, former Chancellor of Austria, to the school as he talked about Asia-Europe relations and shared his experience in his political career to LKYSPP students. LKYSPPeak sat down with him to ask more about his thoughts on public affairs.

Thinking About “The Seven Habits of An Ethical Leader”

(and Winning a Competition For It)

Azul Ogazon Gomez, Kiran Safwan Malik, Nidhi, and Tian Yifang (MPP 2008 – 10) entered the 2009 – 10 “I” Project Competition organized by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), as part of its “I Generation” Youth Integrity Programme, which aims to get participants to think about the “pivotal value of integrity to young people.”

Double Degrees: LKYSPP NUS & SIPA Columbia

We will be regularly featuring profiles of LKYSPP students. For this inaugural issue, we are featuring the double degree MPP students from LKYSPP doing their second year at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and those from SIPA who have come to LKYSPP and are currently doing the second year of the MPP program. LKYSPPeak asked them some questions to get to know them better and their New York City / Singapore experience so far.

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