Temasek LEAD Summit - In Conversation With Professor Kishore Mahbubani
Has China Won? Implications of the China-US Relationship on Singapore
We were honoured and delighted to have Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore to share with us his valuable insights on the China-US Relationship and how it affects Singapore and countries around the world.
The keynote address started with a poll with the following questions:
- Who started the China-US geopolitical contest?
- Who is taking the right course in managing this geopolitical contest?
- Who is likely to win the contest?
- Whose side should Singapore take in this contest?
Professor Mahbubani shared deep insights based on the given theme and covered the following issues:
• Structural causes of the China-US geopolitical contest
• The mistakes made by China and US that have aggravated the geopolitical contest
• Who will win the geopolitical contest
• How do other countries view this contest, and what are the positions they are going to take
• What can we do to avoid this geopolitical contest
Professor Mahbubani closed up the session by sharing his thoughts on the difference in cultures across different nations and how it affects decision-making, finding a balance on individual rights and collective responsibilities, appreciation for ASEAN, and finally advice on risk taking for Singapore youth.
Watch all the insightful views from Professor Mahbubani here!
Temasek LEADership Programme - Developing You to Become Future Leaders
LEAD Core Programmes
The LEAD Induction programme was held over 5 runs for 415 LEAD students. Participants used the DISC profiling tool to better understanding their own and their teammates’ personality styles. They also underwent a team activity that allowed them to re-examine themselves and their values when under stress. The programme concluded with a sharing by invited guest panellists consisting of seniors and recent graduates on their LEAD journeys.
292 LEAD students and 75 staff from various departments attended the Temasek LEAD Heart that spanned over 2 full days on 1 & 8 October. In this run, 29 LEAD students stepped forward to co-create and co-organise the event with staff, in which they also served as facilitators in the breakout sessions.
The event touched on pertinent community issues revolving around the needs and social stigma faced by ex-offenders (Beyond Second Chances), people with mental health conditions (Is It Okay Not To Be Okay), special needs (Walking with Autism), and lastly the issues on environmental sustainability in Singapore (The Zero Waste Lifestyle - A Concept or Reality).
Participants were engaged in online discussions and sharing by speakers from Singapore Prison Service, Yellow Ribbon Project, National Council of Social Services, Singapore Association of Mental Health, Youth Corps Singapore, Tzu Chi Foundation, Zero Waste SG including Mr Izad Ghalid (HSS/PSY) and 2 alumni.
Based on students’ feedback, the highlight of the event was the Human Library segment which allowed participants to engage the speakers more intimately in smaller groups. Our students were particularly interested in issues concerning ex-offenders and people with autism.
At the end of the event, a handful of students signed up for volunteering or student-led service project initiatives.
356 LEAD students attended the inaugural online Temasek LEAD Summit, one of the three core modules for the Temasek LEAD Programme over 2 full days.
Students gained a global perspective and insights to topics such as Environment & Sustainability, Digital Innovation & Economic Transformation, and Mental Wellness.
Students were engaged in facilitated small group discussions, as well as dialogues with speakers from Building & Construction Authority (BCA), Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), Aquaculture Innovation Centre (AIC), and Institute of Mental Heath (IMH).