Conference: East of West, West of East

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Welcome & introduction by Jan Vasbinder
Director, Para Limes, Nanyang Technological University
Video
 
Day 1 - Rediscovering the past
 
Session 1A: Divergence and convergence between Chinese and Western approach to change 
 
Speaker: Andrew Sheng 
Distinguished Fellow, Fung Global Institute
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
 
Session 1B: Divergences and convergences in East and West: A global historical perspective
 
Speaker: Tonio Andrade   
Professor of History, Director of East Asian Studies, Emory University
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
 
Session 1C: Eastern and Western conceptions of religion 
 
Speaker: Alan Chan
Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University 
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
 
Session 1D: Constraints of language on thinking and behaviour
 
Speaker: Helena Hong Gao
Director of Bilingual Development Lab, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
 
Panel discussion
Moderator: Aaron Maniam, Director (Industry), Ministry of Trade and Industry
Biography
 
Panelists: Andrew Sheng, Tonio Andrade, Alan Chan & Helena Hong Gao
Video
 
Day 2 - Understanding the present
 
Session 1: Cultural differences as opportunities for collaboration in healthcare and medicine
 
Speaker: Atsushi Iriki
Head of Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development, RIKEN Brain Science Institute and Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation 1 & 2

Session 2: Fusion cuisine
 
Speaker: Georges Halpern
Honorary Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
 
Session 3: The individual and the community: Managing multiculturalism in Eastern and Western political systems
 
Speaker: Bilahari Kausikan
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Biography & AbstractVideo
 
Session 4: Perspectives on ambiguity
 
Speaker: Lisa Raphals
Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, University of California, Riverside
Biography & AbstractVideoPresentation
 
Panel discussion
Moderator: Andrew Sheng
Panelists: Lisa Raphals, Georges Halpern, Atsushi Iriki, W. Brian Arthur & Teoh Xuan Min
Video
 
Day 3 - Securing the future
 
Session 3: The role of Singapore in bridging East and West
 
Speaker: Vernie Oliveiro
Senior Assistant Director (Policy Strategy), Ministry of National Development
BiographyVideoPresentation
 
Speaker: Adrian Kuah
Senior Research Fellow & Head, Case Studies Unit, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
BiographyVideoPresentation
 
Panel discussion
Moderator: Aaron Maniam
Panelists: Vernie Oliveiro & Adrian Kuah
Video
 
Session 4: A museum of the future?
 
Speaker: Honor Harger
Executive Director, ArtScience Museum
BiographyVideoPresentation
 
Speaker: Stuart Candy (via skype)
Visiting Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Director, Situation Lab
Fellow, Museum of Tomorrow
BiographyVideoPresentation
 
Speaker: John Sweeney
Deputy Director, Center for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, East-West University in Chicago
BiographyVideoPresentation
 
Speaker: Sheila Ronis
Chair and Professor, Department of Management
Director, Center for Complex and Strategic Decisions, Walsh College
BiographyVideoPresentation
 
Speaker: Cheryl Chung
Deputy Director, Strategic Planning, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
BiographyVideoPresentation
 
Panel discussion
Moderator: Aaron Maniam
Panelists: Honor Harger, Stuart Candy, John Sweeney, Sheila Ronis & Cheryl Chung
Video
 
Closing remarks by Jan Vasbinder & Andrew Sheng
Video