Tembusu Forum: Will the US Live in Peace with a Rising China?

  

Topic: Will the US Live in Peace with a Rising China?
6pm - 730pm
Wednesday, 7th March 2012
Tembusu Multi-purpose Hall

Moderator:
Professor Tommy Koh, Rector, Tembusu College

Speakers:
His Excellency David Adelman
United States Ambassador to Singapore
U.S. Embassy in Singapore

Prof. Zheng Yong Nian
East Asian Institute, NUS

Prof. Terry Nardin
Head, Department of Political Science, NUS

Dr. Huang Jing
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.