Your Harvard: Singapore
On Sunday, 19 March, hundreds of alumni and friends in Asia gathered at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore for Your Harvard: Singapore. This dynamic program—the 14th event in the global Your Harvard series—was made possible thanks to a partnership of the Harvard Alumni Association, the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore, and the Harvard Business School Club of Singapore.
Drew Gilpin Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, delivered the keynote address, sharing her vision for the future of the University and its impact in the world. The evening began with a faculty conversation featuring Sunil Amrith, a historian focused on public health and poverty, migration, and the environment, and Tobias Walther, a cellular biologist whose research is shaping our understanding of obesity and aging. With interlocutor Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine AB '92, MPP '96, they discussed how Harvard's culture of collaborative research is producing pathbreaking approaches to the world's most complex issues and how creativity can generate unexpected and breakthrough ideas. The lively conversation ranged from a scientist's work expanding our understanding of molecular mechanisms and their effect on physiology and human health, to a historian's excavation of new ideas that illuminate the environmental, economic, social, and political complexities of global migration. A festive reception with friends both old and new capped off the evening.
Enjoy highlights from the event:
- Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies and Professor of History, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University; Co-Director, Center for History and Economics, Harvard University
- Tobias Walther, Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine AB '92, MPP '96, Senior Counsel, Bracebridge Capital; Founder and President, Sunshine Care Foundation
Click the link below to listen to the faculty conversation.
During her Singapore remarks, President Faust commented on Harvard's commitment to bringing in talent from around the world #MyHarvard
— Harvard Alumni Assoc (@HarvardAlumni) March 20, 2017