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Perspectives, a discussion programme involving a panel of leading thinkers who will discuss the impact of key global events on you and me. Reframing and refocusing your worldview.

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Leadership Beyond 2015 catch up

Perspectives panel discusses how changing global trends influence perceptions of leadership and what this entails for the world.


The Global Ageing Challenge
Coming up: 26 September 2014 @ 8pm

By 2050, two billion people will be aged 60 and above. A vastly ageing population coupled with stagnating birth rates presents looming challenges for most developed nations.

Their biggest gripe – how to replace their ageing segment with able-bodied citizens, prompting governments to revise their policies and approach to adapt to changing demographics. How will the world deal with the challenges of this “grey tsunami” that will soon engulf us?

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: 26 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.