People’s Association Community Leadership Programme.






“Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.”
Henry Mintzberg

 People’s Association – National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Community Leadership Programme


Taking the learning experience out of the classroom, the PA-NUS FASS Community Leadership Programme is a leadership development programme with a unique emphasis on the community.

Through this programme, participants will get to:

  • Attend a series of community leadership workshops & dialogue sessions
  • Learn from community leaders as part of mentorship
  • Lead local community – centric initiatives.

To sign up for the programme, please complete the application form and email it to Ms Jennifer Goh ( by Friday, 24 October 2014.


Indonesian, Thai militaries take different tack

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Terence Lee from the Department of Political Science at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Asst Prof Lee examined the political role of the military in Indonesia and Thailand and noted that the support of the armed forces for political reform has important bearing for the prospects for democratisation. He highlighted that for states with legacies of militaries playing a central role in politics, democratisation requires the developing of strong and legitimate institutions to separate the political elite from the armed forces, and more importantly, for these institutions to exercise oversight over the military.

Click here to read the full article.

Expanding access to elite education

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Nina Guyon from the Department of Economics at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, on the tracking of students by ability into different streams at some stage of their education, in which she discussed whether expanding access to elite education dilutes its quality.

The article is part of a monthly series “Ask: NUS Economists” by the NUS Department of Economics. Each month, a panel will address a topical issue.

First non-Chinese Head for NUS Chinese Studies: Department to expand research on local culture

Monday, 6 October 2014

Lianhe Zaobao

This was an interview with Professor Kenneth Dean, who will take over as Head of the Department of Chinese Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from January 2015. Prof Dean will be the first non-Chinese to hold this position. He noted that the Department’s strength lies in its excellent academic tradition and coverage on a wide range of research areas and hopes to build on this strength to further boost research in more large-scale studies on Chinese religions and culture in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Historical journey of Indian settlers here (Home, Page B17)

27 September 2014

The Straits Times

It was reported that Dr Rajesh Rai, Assistant Director and Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at NUS, has written a new book titled “Indians In Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora In The Colonial Port City”, on the growth of the Indian population in Singapore between 1819 and 1945, and traces the historical journey of Indian migrants in an urban landscape. The book is the first comprehensive study of Indians in Singapore.