Professor Tommy Koh invites you to the 'Pioneering the Future Series'

March 16, 2016

The EDB Society is pleased to announce the next session in the Pioneering The Future Series on 8 April 2016, with Keynote Speakers:

-   Ambassador-at-Large Professor Tommy Koh, renowned international lawyer and negotiator, and Singapore's former ambassador to the United Nations and the United States; currently Special Adviser of the Institute of Policy Studies and Chairman of the Centre for International Law, NUS; also a keen patron of the arts, heritage and the environment;

-   Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Winston Choo, Singapore's first Chief of Defence Force, serving an illustrious 33-year military career; after which he held diplomatic appointments as envoy to several nations including Australia, South Africa and Israel. He also served as Chairman of the Singapore Red Cross Society.

The theme of the forum is "International Relations, Security & Resilience". It will be held at The Arts House at 4 - 6 pm (Registration & Reception start at 3 pm), and will be moderated by Mr Han Fook Kwang, Editor-at-Large The Straits Times.

Pioneering The Future Series pays tribute to our Pioneer Leaders who have contributed to Singapore's transformation, and draws insights for future engagement and development. The Straits Times will feature the event and invite questions from its readers to be selected for the Q&A. Inputs will be later collated for publication.

As there is limited capacity, kindly RSVP to Mrs Lisa Tan at by 21 March 2016 (first come, first serve). You may also wish to include your questions, if any, in your reply. 

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