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The Singapore Story and Brand in a Post-Pandemic World The Singapore Story and Brand in a Post-Pandemic World

The Singapore Story and Brand in a Post-Pandemic World

Speaker(s): Kenneth Paul Tan, Heiwai Tang
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Singapore is a small and geopolitically vulnerable country with a post-colonial multicultural society and limited natural resources. It is led by an authoritarian, meritocratic, and pragmatic government that has enabled the nation to achieve remarkable success over a short period of time. These are the key elements of Singapore's national narrative and brand, and, in turn, the basis of its international soft power. Drawing upon themes from his book "Singapore: Identity, Brand, Power", Professor Kenneth Paul Tan of the Hong Kong Baptist University will discuss emerging trends that may re-shape and transform the Singapore narrative and brand in a post-pandemic world.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session moderated by Professor Heiwai Tang of the University of Hong Kong.

The AGI Public Policy Webinar Series features leading academics and scholars from universities and think tanks around the world presenting current research on global public-policy issues and discussing their significance and implications for Asia and the world. All are welcome.

About the Speaker(s)
Kenneth Paul Tan

Kenneth Paul Tan

Professor, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University

Kenneth Paul Tan is a tenured Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, which hired him under its Talent100 initiative in February 2021. 

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Heiwai Tang

Heiwai Tang

Director, Asia Global Institute

Heiwai Tang is Director of the Asia Global Institute and APEC Study Center in Hong Kong, as well as Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

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