Professor Tommy Koh on Perspectives, 8pm Channel News Asia (30 Sept)

September 30, 2015

The final episode of the NUS-CNA Perspectives series, which features Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chairman, NUS Centre for International Law, will run on Channel NewsAsia (CNA) tonight at 8pm. Prof Koh will be speaking on the topic "Diplomacy of Small States".

Other panellists include: Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan, Former President of Maldives and Visiting Distinguished Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Her Excellency Berit Basse, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore; and Mr Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, Minister for Planning & Strategic Investment, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

The University had participated in five previous episodes which were aired on CNA in August and September.

Perspectives, CNA’s flagship discussion programme, features a panel of distinguished experts and leading thinkers from Singapore and beyond who will examine current events with in-depth analyses and provide insightful views and comments.

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