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FORUM I - HOW SINGAPORE IS AFFECTED BY EMERGING ECON​​OMIES?​

5 September 2017
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

The Hive
TR+52 (Hive-02-06)
52 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639816

How can Singapore adapt to the changing economy to maintain our competitive edge in the world? How are disruptive technologies going to affect our manufacturing industries? How is trade, financial services and job securities at risk?​

Moderators

Associate Professor Nigel Phang
Associate Professor (Practice)
Nanyang Business School


FORUM II - LGBTQIA+​

5 September 2017
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

The Hive
TR+53 (Hive-02-07)
52 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639816

In the face of uncertainty conversation is one way to reduce it. LGBTQIA+ issues are something that is traditionally thought of as divisive yet it is hardly talked about.
Therefore, this will be an opportunity to discuss areas such as gender identity and sexual orientation. What makes a person male or female? What is masculine or feminine? All these questions tie into our perception of what is “normal” or “acceptable”. Other areas to look into would be how heteronormativity affects us and how it is constructed. Discrimination within and against the LGBTQIA+ community.

Moderators

Mr George Wong
Student Representative

Mr Daryl Yang
Student Representative from Inter-University LGBT Network



FORUM III - INTEGRATION OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS IN MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS​

7 September 2017
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

The Hive
TR+52 (Hive-02-06)
52 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639816

As “inclusivity” increasingly becomes a buzzword in Singaporean society, it is time to respond to the diversity of students and recognise the need for inclusivity in our education system as well. Is the integration of special needs students in mainstream schools a good idea only in theory? How can it benefit mainstream students as well as their peers with special needs? How can schools manage and support the individual needs of all students, regardless of abilities?

Moderators

Dr Wong Meng Ee
Associate Professor, Early Childhood and Special Needs Education
National Institute of Education

Mrs Christine Kong
Senior Teaching Fellow, Policy and Leadership Studies
National Institute of Education


FORUM IV - SOCIAL MEDIA AND ITS EFFECTS ON SINGAPOREAN CULTURES AND IDENTITIES​

7 September 2017
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

The Hive
TR+53 (Hive-02-07)
52 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639816

What is Singapore’s identity? Does social media play a role in shaping our identity, given its prevalence in a digitalised world? Can we tell whether Singaporeans are kind or apathetic through social media? Is social media being misused in today’s digitalised age, for instance to push controversial agendas? If so, how will it affect the landscape of Singapore society? Singapore is not alone when it comes to people who turn to social media to solve conflicts instead of stepping up. Is this an area where the government can step in? Or is it something that should be started from the people? Which one has the best effect? Should the government control the people’s voices on social media?

Moderators

Associate Professor Patrick Williams
Associate Professor of Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Assistant Professor Sam Han
Assistant Professor of Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Assistant Professor Liew Kai Khiun
Assistant Professor
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 

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