In collaboration with People’s Association Youth Movement (PAYM), The Sessions will play host and bring to USP a “YOUTHSpeak” post-Budget dialogue session. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Deputy Prime Minister), Ms Grace Foo (Minister for Culture, Community and Youth) and other Members of Parliament in the west of Singapore are the guests for this dialogue. The aim of the dialogue is to provide a platform for USP students and youths from the various institutions and organisations to share their views and feedback on the Singapore Budget initiatives, as well as to network with other like-minded youths. Through this process, USP students and PAYM hope youths will gain insight on and deepen their interests in current affairs, and specifically, understand the trade-off in policy-making.
Drawing on more than a decade of his own ground-breaking research, Professor Terry Hunt from University of Oregon documents Easter Island’s (or Rapa Nui) astonishing prehistoric success—indeed its resilience, despite marginal resources. A significant part of this remarkable story is Professor Hunt and his colleagues discovering just how the multi-ton statues or moai were transported to every corner of the island. Easter Island has a lesson for us today, but Professor Hunt provides compelling evidence that it is a different lesson than the one made so popular in recent years.
Professor Hunt will talk about his interesting research at this special guest lecture.
As the second semester crosses the half-way mark and work continues to pile, some of us may be getting anxious and feeling stressed. Come, take a break and join a deep breathing and relaxation exercise session conducted by NUS Counselling and Psychological Services (CPS) counsellor Fabiola Agustina Kansil.
The Robert D Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon is one of USP’s long-standing Student Exchange Programme (SEP) partners. The exchange has been on hold for the past few years but is set to resume in AY2018/2019. Professor Terry Hunt (Dean of Robert D Clark Honors College and Professor of Anthropology) and Elizabeth Raisanen (Director of Undergraduate Advising at Robert D Clark Honors College and Instructor of Literature) will provide an overview of the Honors College and the University of Oregon. Students interested in pursuing SEP to the United States in AY2018/19 are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Join this informal panel discussion with USP faculty Dr Leung Wing Sze and three invited speakers – Stephanie Chok (Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics), John Gee (Transient Workers Count Too) and Wei Ng (Hagar International, Singapore) as they look at various issues of human trafficking and migrant labour in Singapore.
NUS Arts Festival 2017 presents a talk by two respected theatre practitioners, USP faculty Mr Huzir Sulaiman and Ms Edith Podesta. They will share their personal journeys as artists and their thoughts about the future for young theatre makers in Singapore.
Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, has been invited by The Sessions to visit USP and have a dialogue with our students. The topic for the dialogue that evening is “A Crossroad: International Relations and the Environment”.
This workshop is organised for final year students who are still unsure about what jobs to apply for, or what career to pursue.
This is a showcase of some of the short-term USP International Programmes that took place in AY2016/2017 Semester 1. It provides a setting for recent programme participants to share their experiences with the rest of the USP community in an exhibition format. Do drop by to view the displays or discuss the programmes.
ISMs are independent research opportunities to explore a specialised area of interest and an academic requirement for all USP students. The briefing is very important for all first year students, as well as those who have yet to fulfil their ISM requirements. USP students who have done their ISMs will be sharing their personal experiences and providing practical advice for those who are embarking on an ISM. Do come and hear what these seniors have to say about the ISM experience.
We will open our premises to visitors on NUS Open Day 2017. Our USP booth will be located within the Chua Thian Poh Hall, and planned activities will happen throughout the day in and around USP. There will be four talk sessions at the nearby UTown Auditorium 3. Three sessions will focus on USP, at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm. The fourth session at 5pm will focus on the NUS-Sciences Po Double Degree Programme. Of notable mention are five sample classes to be offered by USP professors, spread out between 12.15pm – 4.15pm. Open Day is important to USP and the entire NUS community so let us all welcome visitors enthusiastically on that day. For USP students, do invite/encourage your juniors to visit us!
Clinicians of the future will not only need to practise medicine, but also play a role in improving the practice of medicine. Find out how you can apply your training in USP to medicine, thinking critically and asking the right questions to offer fresh perspectives on overcoming challenges in healthcare.
Moderated by USP faculty Dr Leung Wing Sze, this second seminar conducted by Assoc Prof Ashok Singh Rao is on Indian Literature: Contemporary Sociological Issues. It encompasses a large variety of languages and genres and depicts a wide range of issues like poverty, unemployment, gender inequality and many more. This lecture indents to have deliberations on Kamla Das and Arvind Adiga.
Assoc Professor Ashok Singh Rao, Head Department of Arts, CASH, Mody University will be visiting USP as an Academic Visitor from 4 – 8 March 2017. He will be conducting two seminars during his visit. The first seminar, moderated by USP faculty Dr Mustafa Izzuddin, is on Indian Poetry: Artistic and Thematic Constructions. Today, there are a large number of educated Indians who use the English Language as a medium of creative exploration and expression of their experience of life. As a result. Indian writing has now developed into a substantial body of literature in its own right under a Poetic manifesto prepared in The Writers’ Workshop at Calcutta (Kolkata). Unlike British poetry, Indian poetry has always stressed on the need for the private voice, especially because we live in an age that tends so easily to demonstrations of mass approval and hysteria. The definition of poetry “it begins with delight and ends with wisdom” is an integral message on Indian poetry.
Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme (CTPCLP) is organising ts introductory workshops to build up the capabilities of student fellows and any interested students in carrying out their research on social issues in Singapore. The workshops will be conducted by CTPCLP Director, A/P Albert Teo.
CTPCLP is based in and supported by USP.
Join this discussion hosted by A/P Barbara Ryan, A/P Ken Kahn and A/P Martin Henz as they discuss ideas from historian Yuval Harari’s books titled “Homo Deus” and “Sapiens”.
This workshop by the USP Career Services seeks to 1) help a USP student prepare a resume for application of International Programmes, internship or full-time job, 2) tailor a resume aligning to his/her career inclination and, 3) personalise a resume to reflect his/her uniqueness as a USP student.
Ten USP students will travel to Princeton University to participate in PICSim, a flagship programme of the International Relations Council at Princeton University. The programme simulates real world diplomatic interactions and student delegates work closely with one another to influence and make policy decisions.