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3rd Wee Kim Wee SOKA seminar on Global Peace & Understanding

Wee Kim Wee Centre at SMU
Event organized by Wee Kim Wee Centre at SMU

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Day 1

Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Venue: Function Room 6.1, SMU, Administration Building, 81 Victoria Street S(188065)

1.00pm Registration & Relationship Building

1.30pm All Guest to be seated

1.35pm Welcome by Kwok Kian Chow
Director, Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University

Opening Address by Michael Yap
Chairman, Singapore Soka Association

1.45pm Christopher Wilson
Founder, Water and Healthcare Foundation (WAH) (Singapore)
Title: The hearts and minds approach to managing a social enterprise

Question and Answer Session

2.30pm Session Moderated and Chaired by
Christopher Wilson Founder, WAH (Singapore)

Jonathan Chang
Executive Director, Lien Centre for Social Innovation & Acting Executive Director, Institute for Societal Leadership(Singapore)
Title: Developing Social Entrepreneurship among our youth

Lee Siew Yian
Co-Founder, The Good Exchange (Singapore)
Title: Giving with Wisdom

Nurul Syafiqah, SMU Alumni
Deveka Sharma, AIESEC SMU Senior Associate
Phoebe Tan Yi Xiu, AIESEC SMU Local Community Vice President, External Relations( Singapore)
Title: AIESEC - Empowering Youth-Initiated Volunteerism

Question and Answer Session

3.45pm Coffee / Tea Break

4.00pm Lily Rose Tope
Professor and Current Chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines, Diliman. (Philippines)
Title: Teaching Peace and Cultural Understanding in a Filipino Classroom

Question and Answer Session

End of Day 1

Day 2

Thursday, 5 April 2018
Venue: Function Room 6.1, SMU, Administration Building, 81 Victoria Street S(188065)

8.30am Registration & Relationship Building

9.00am Speakers
Susana Hardono Harding
Director, International Longevity Centre Singapore, an initiative of the Tsao Foundation(Philippines / Singapore)
Title: A Future with an Active and Engaged Elders in an Ageing Singapore

Associate Professor Thang Leng Leng
Head, Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore( Singapore)
Title: Why research on ageing? Looking back and moving forward with ‘ikigai’

Sonia Ong
Founder and Executive Director, Singapore Wellness Association (Singapore )
Title: Disrupting for the Greater Good/ Community-by-Design: PlaystreetsSG

Question and Answer Session

10.20am Coffee and Tea Break

10.40am Session Moderated by Sriven Naidu
Director, Programme Development and Partnerships (Masters of Tri-Sector Collaboration) ( Singapore)
School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (Singapore)

Nazirudin Mohd Nasir
Senior Director, Religious Policy & Development, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) (Singapore)
Title: Encountering Modernity - Singapore Muslims and Progressive Islam.

Mathew Mathews
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Title: What does it mean to be a Singaporean Chinese / Malay / Indian?

Louisa May Khoo
Senior Assistant Director (Adjunct), Centre for Liveable Cities (Singapore)
Title: Planning for Diversity in Singapore

Question and Answer Session.

12.00pm Lunch Break

1.00pm Rizqan Adhima
Researcher and Outreach Specialist for the Reality Check Approach (RCA) (Indonesia)
Title: Reality Check Approach (RCA): Understanding and experiencing rural to urban migration in Indonesia

Question and Answer Session

1.40pm Catherine Gomes
Associate Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University( Australia)
Title: Diversity in the age of mobility: Understanding transient migration in the Asia-Pacific with a focus on Australia and Singapore

Question and Answer Session

2.10pm Coffee and Tea Break

2.30pm Tran Thanh Huyen
Vice Dean, Faculty of Law & International Relations, University of Economics and Finance (UEF) (Vietnam)
Title: The Impacts of Religious Diversity on the progress of building ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community

Question and Answer Session

3.00pm Lim Tai Wei
Adjunct Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences (Singapore)
Title: Assimilating nihon ryouri and understanding its resonance in Singapore: the hybridization, cross-pollination and indigenization of Japanese food culture in Singapore

Question and Answer Session

3.40pm Closing and Summing up by Kwok Kian Chow