Dialogue with Mr Steve Clemons and Ambassador Chan Heng Chee on the "US Presidential Elections"


If one thing is certain about Donald Trump’s recent victory in the US presidential elections, it is that it has contributed significantly to an era already marked by great uncertainty.

Trump’s campaign promises point to policies that will have significant and far-reaching implications — globally, in the Asia-Pacific region as well as for Singapore — in areas of trade, foreign relations, security and strategic leadership to name a few.

Join us in a dialogue with Mr Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large for The Atlantic and Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large and Singapore’s former Ambassador to the US, as they discuss the likely impact of Trump’s presidency, with a view to what it means for Singapore.

Read the report — IPS Corporate Associates Dialogue: Steve Clemons on the US Presidential Election


ChanHC_231116Ambassador CHAN Heng Chee is Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry. She chairs the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design.  She is Chairman of the National Arts Council, a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, a Member of the Constitutional Commission 2016 and Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council.

Ambassador Chan is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and a Member of the Yale-NUS Governing Board.  She serves as a Member of the Executive Board of the Chinese Cultural Centre.  She is a Member of the Advisory Council of Temasek Foundation Connects.

She is a Trustee of the Asia Society, a Member of International Advisory Group of the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism and a Member of the International Advisory Panel, AXA Group, GIE AXA, Paris (France). Previously, she was Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States and Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico.

Ambassador Chan received a number of awards from the Singapore Government including The Distinguished Service Order 2011 and honorary degrees from 3 universities overseas. When Ambassador Chan left Washington at the end of her appointment, she received the Inaugural Asia Society Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award, the Inaugural Foreign Policy Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award 2012 and the United States Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.

SC_231116Mr Steve CLEMONS is Washington Editor-at-Large for The Atlantic and Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE. He is also a foreign affairs and politics contributor to MSNBC. At AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic’s premium events division, Mr Clemons develops concepts and editorial content and leads programs as an interviewer, moderator, and host. Mr Clemons joined The Atlantic in June 2011 from the New America Foundation, a think tank devoted to pragmatic, non-ideological policy innovation, and intellectual entrepreneurship. He helped launch the Foundation and served as its Executive Vice President for eight years, founded its American Strategy Program, and continues to serve there as a Senior Fellow.

Mr Clemons also served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, as Senior Policy Advisor on Economic and International Affairs to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and as the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Council on Geopolitical Risk. Mr Clemons was one of Washington’s early political bloggers, publishing the widely read and influential Washington Note, now included in the family of blogs at TheAtlantic.com. He frequently writes about topics related to foreign policy, defence, and international economic policy. Mr Clemons’ work has appeared in many of the major leading op-ed pages, journals, and magazines around the world.


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Thursday, 24 November 2016
10.30 am to 12.00 pm