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What’s On Your Daily Reading List?

I started “The Weekly Global Roundup” in August last year, to summarise news across six regions, and – more importantly – for me to keep up with my daily reading habits. Email newsletters have been my main reading resource (a regular newsletter summarises five to 10 news stories, of which I will click on two to three to read in greater detail), and after eight months of publishing the roundup I thought it would be useful to not only share more about these newsletters, their content, and how I use them (for the roundup or for personal reading), but also, at the same time, to crowdsource for other newsletters I should subscribe to, too. Continue reading

“Regulated Globalisation”: Five Takeaways From French President François Hollande’s Lecture

As part of his two-day state visit to Singapore – and the first state visit by a sitting president of France – French President François Hollande delivered the 40th Singapore Lecture yesterday afternoon, speaking on the strategic partnership between France and Singapore, as well as on the benefits of globalisation and multilateralism. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam chaired the question-and-answer session which followed. Previously, former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and former French Prime Minister Raymond Barre delivered the 3rd and 7th Singapore Lectures, respectively, in 1982 and in 1986. Continue reading

An Open Call: Community Projects (And Potential Volunteers) In Singapore

That is the objective of this short open call, to match the supply of these talents with the demand for their expertise in the NPOs, charities, or community groups as a start, in the lead-up to a bigger community. In the long-term, after all, these needs are best-served by an organic, online platform – many of which in different forms, I am told, have come and gone – but nonetheless I thought I would get something going first. Continue reading

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