Yale Club of Singapore: Volunteering Opportunity – Teach a 6-hour course – Junior Achievement Singapore

Junior Achievement (JA) Singapore is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, preparing and empowering youths for their future through life skill courses in entrepreneurship, work-readiness and financial literacy.  All courses are taught by volunteers from the business world and are offered free of charge to the students.

We are coming to the local school year end and JA Singapore has a number of upcoming volunteering opportunities to teach a 6-hour course in schools.  We need lots of volunteers in October and November.  We generally partner 2 volunteers per class.  Training and all course materials are provided.   Please visit http://www.ja.org.sg/volunteer-opportunities.html for volunteering opportunities and to sign up.

Please contact Ms. Ng Hau Yee at hauyee.ng@ja.org.sg if you have any questions.
DUAL is the Distinguished Universities Alumni League, an umbrella organization comprising members from the following 20 alumni clubs – Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University/Cornell University Hoteliers, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Imperial College, INSEAD, King’s College London, London Business School, London School of Economics, MIT, NUS MBA, Oxbridge Society, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California – Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University

Inaugural Yale-NUS Summer Institute focused on grand strategy, leadership

Yale-NUS students pose in the lobby of the Yale Center for British Art.

The inaugural Yale-NUS Summer Institute in Global Strategy and Leadership brought 39 Yale-NUS students to Yale in June for a five-week program designed to provide students with an in-depth and rigorous introduction to history, politics, social change, and a number of large-scale global challenges facing tomorrow’s leaders.

Adapted from Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, the Summer Institute focused on the theory and practice of grand strategy from varying analytic perspectives. The curriculum also provided opportunities for students to apply these concepts to current global issues related to the environment, public health, and the movement of the world’s population. The program also sought to foster leadership development through exercises in group dynamics, persuasive writing, and an international crisis simulation.


Chiara Amisola wins Student of Vision Abie Award

Chiara Amisola

Yale undergraduate and social activist Chiara Amisola, a first-year student who plans to major in computer science, is the winner of the 2018 Student of Vision Abie Award.

The award will be presented as part of the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration, held Sept. 26-28 in Houston, Texas. Hopper, who received her master’s degree (1930) and Ph.D. (1934) in mathematics from Yale, was a computer pioneer and naval officer.

The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build.


Yale Club of Singapore: Yale Club Makes Batik

Date and time: 17th Oct (Wed), 7-9pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-31, Singapore 439053

Batik is a traditional wax technique for decorating cloth originating from Java. It is also an interesting medium for painting pictures. Participants at this open studio by Kamal Art (http://kamaldollah.com/batik/) will be introduced to the traditional methods and be guided on the proper use of tools and processes like waxing with the ‘tjanting’ and dyeing. Newbies will work on 20cm by 20cm squares.

No pre-requisite skills required. All materials provided. Please do not buy any art materials prior to attending. You may bring in dinner, but halal food only.

Fee: $20 per student, to be paid at the class
Registration: Email Sarah at sarah.ong@aya.yale.edu. Guests are welcome but note that the minimum age is 9 years old, and that there is no handicap access to the 3rd floor where the studio is.

LIVING IN A SACRED COSMOS: Indonesia and the Future of Islam


Yale Southeast Asia Studies Monograph #66

Indonesia and the Future of Islam

by Bernard Adeney-Risakotta

The future of Islam lies in Asia. Is there hope for peace and justice between Islam and the West?  An answer may lie in the ancient, unique civilization of Indonesia, where modern, religious people still live in a sacred cosmos. Indonesia is experiencing an Islamic renaissance: a flowering of religious ideas, art, literature, architecture, institutions, and intellectual creativity, stimulated by civil freedoms, democracy, education, and prosperity. This community is more religiously diverse than it has ever been, even though it is threatened by growing Islamic radicalism. What do Muslims think about democracy, scientific rationality, and equal human rights for all, especially for women and non-Muslims? How do Muslims respond to the global environmental crisis? This book addresses these questions through the lens of empirical research on the views of people in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world.

“Here is a prophetic, erudite, surprising voice from Islam’s largest country and most promising democracy. A philosopher and social scientist, Professor Adeney intimately understands the challenges, strengths and failings of this experiment in democracy. Indonesia accommodates astonishing religious, ethnic, and political diversity. Professor Adeney shows how Indonesian informants negotiate between seemingly incompatible languages of scientific rationality, religious conviction, and experience of an unseen world, and the absurdity of expecting a ‘sacred cosmos’ to disappear into modern rationalism or religious dogmatism. Indonesians have much to teach the world about the civilized and dynamic coexistence of multiple world views both in ourselves and in complex societies.”
Anthony Reid, Professor of History, Australian National University

Bernard Adeney-Risakotta was born in China of British and American parents. He was founding director of the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta. He studied in Wisconsin, London, and Berkeley, where he taught for nine years before moving to Indonesia in 1991. Among his many publications is Strange Virtues: Ethics in a Multicultural World.


>Paper $28.00; ISBN 978-0-9850429-6-7
*Cloth $39.00; ISBN 978-0-9850429-7-4

See Yale Southeast Asia Studies Monographs for ordering Information and full list of other available books.

Yale Club of Singapore: Strategies to Increase Adoption of Welfare-Improving Behaviours in Developing Countries

Strategies to Increase Adoption of Welfare-Improving...

Yale-NUS College

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


Yale-NUS Lecture on Global Affairs

Sponsored by Professor Saw Swee Hock

Eighty percent of the world’s population lives in developing countries. Living conditions are often dire: almost 2.5 billion people live on less than $2 per day, over one billion remain without access to electricity. A central puzzle in development is that effective, inexpensive technologies with the potential to address many of these problems exist, but are often not adopted or used. Prominent examples include health products, along with financial services, agricultural technologies, and other rational response behaviours that improve economic productivity. This lecture will explore different aspects of these low-adoption problems and their development consequences. It will draw on Professor Mobarak’s pioneering research, based on microeconomic models of technology adoption and behaviour change, in Asia and Africa.


5.30 pm  – Tea reception

6.30 pm  – Yale-NUS Lecture on Global Affairs


About the Speaker

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, is a Professor of Economics at Yale University with concurrent appointments in the School of Management. Mobarak has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Malawi. He conducts field experiments that explore ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving. He received a Carnegie Fellowship in 2017.