WHAT'S HAPPENING ON PERSPECTIVES
Featured TV Clips
PERSPECTIVES web exclusive play 01:16 John Donaldson: America still has many strengths Episode
PERSPECTIVES web exclusive play 03:54 Kirk Wagar: America’s technology companies and universities are unmatched Episode
PERSPECTIVES web exclusive play 03:22 Thomas Magnanti: Universities make a real difference! Episode
PERSPECTIVES trailer play 00:30 Trailer: Is America Ready To Be Number Two? Episode 3
PERSPECTIVES web exclusive play 04:07 Bryce Hool: 60 is the new 40 and 80 is the new 60 Episode
PERSPECTIVES web exclusive play 03:10 Mary Ann Tsao: Rethink Ageing And Longevity Episode
PERSPECTIVES web exclusive play 02:19 Soh Swee Ping: Successful Ageing Means Personal Responsibility Episode
Is America Ready to be Number Two?
Coming up: 3 October 2014 @ 8pm
The US taking a back seat as the world’s superpower is not a foregone conclusion as it continues to dominate the world economically and militarily. While China’s growth in recent years has been impressive, the strength of the US in terms of soft power and influence is unparalleled.
But amid a steady stream of commentary that point to China overtaking the US as the world's economic superpower, is the US prepared to relinquish its position as the global hegemon? Or will its ongoing energy revolution and manufacturing renaissance simply mean the US is poised to remain the sole economic superpower in the world?
The Perils & Promise Of Cyberspace
Coming up: 7 November 2014 @ 8pm
For over a decade, the cloud has been touted as an IT game-changer and epitomises a fundamental shift in business operations. However, a recent slew of problems – from revelations of data and privacy breaches, to instances of countries snooping on both their own citizens and world leaders – have fuelled scepticism towards governments, technology, and more specifically, cyberspace.
In the face of persistent security concerns, can the cloud overcome its crisis of confidence and be the future of business? Or will it disintegrate under the storm of cyber attacks and data leaks? How will allegations of cyber espionage affect relations between states? With privacy and security becoming intertwined, should privacy be sacrificed in the interests of security?
Virtual Currencies and Taxation
Coming up: 5 December 2014 @ 8pm
Bitcoin, the most popular digital currency, is often dubbed the future of currency. The belief that credible currencies have to be issued and regulated by central monetary authorities has always been assumed to be an incontrovertible truth, but this has been brazenly challenged by the evolution of digital currencies.
What are the potential risks and promises of virtual currencies? With recent events underscoring concerns about the viability of the currency, will the virtual currency phenomenon endure in this world?
The Year Ahead 2015
Coming up: 19 December 2014 @ 8pm
2014 was a year of political shocks and economic shifts. Will 2015 be yet another year of massive transformations? What does the future hold for Asia in an era of escalating uncertainties and complex global challenges?
This must-attend event takes stock of the year ahead from the point of view of some of the best minds from academia, business, and government, and explores how Asia can foster greater collaboration across the political, private, and public sectors to tackle increasingly complex and volatile transnational issues.