Monster Hunt Film Screening

Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 7:00pm

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Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center See map

53 Wall St

New Haven, CT

Directed by Raman Hui, 118 mins

Dream Sky Entertainment et al., China

DCP, Subtitled in English

Despite its unorthodox visual effects, which blend live-action martial artists together with digitally rendered creatures from the “monster realm,” Monster Hunt swiftly became the highest-grossing film in China during the year of its release. Before relocating to China to direct this fantastical action-comedy, Hong Kong native Raman Hui served as supervising animator and co-director on a number of projects at DreamWorks, including the Shrek series. Nearly 70% of Monster Hunt had to be reshot after unforeseen circumstances demanded the recasting of the film’s main actor, which – when combined with the film’s elaborate special effects and post-production editing – resulted in the film taking near seven years to complete. Monster Hunt garnered numerous awards at film festivals in mainland China and Hong Kong, including at the CineAsia Awards, the Golden Rooster Awards, and the Hundred Flower Awards. As a result of the film’s commercial success, two sequels were announced, both helmed by Hui. (Written by Jason Douglass, Series Organizer)

Yale Club of Singapore: Yale Book Club & Lunch

Yale Book Club & Lunch – March

Date: Sunday, March 25th
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Tanglin Club, meet at the main foyer next to the entrance
Title: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

We will be meeting over lunch at the Tavern in the Tanglin Club. We should finish in time for people to attend the AGM in the afternoon.

Please be reminded of the dress code (see point c):

Yale Club of Singapore: Tea with Yale School of Public Health on Big Questions in Public Health

Emerging trends and disruptive forces: what factors impact our health, now and in the future? We face escalating threats of urbanization, global migration, climate change, smog, emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance. Complex health systems and corporate mergers have had limited impact on human behaviour – like food choice, sedentary lifestyle and tobacco – and the consequent epidemics of non-communicable diseases that impact our lifespan and our healthspan.

And yet, there is tremendous opportunity and upside potential. We must leverage tools across multiple sectors along with social and technological innovation to build capacity, engineer environments and inspire behavior change as well as to promote human resilience and social connectedness.

Join in a lively discussion with Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten Vermund and Deputy Dean Jeannette Ickovics (visiting this year at Yale-NUS College) to ask your “big questions” and to hear their vision for the future of public health.

Guests are welcome. This event will be open to DUAL.

Cost: Pay for your own F&B (otherwise free to attend)
Date and Time: Sunday, 18th Mar 2018, from 4:00pm till 5.30pm
Location: Atrium Lounge at the Marina Mandarin (Level 4)
RSVP: Email

Separately, Dean Vermund and Deputy Dean Ickovics will be speaking at another event at Yale-NUS the following day (19th March). Yale President Salovey will be giving opening remarks and an introduction to the panel. He will be on campus from about 5:00pm (exhibition) and with the panel from 5:30-6:30pm:

Heroes of the Republic: Filipinos Abroad

A sizable percentage of the adult workforce in the Philippines pursues overseas employment opportunities, creating a revenue stream that supplements the national economy. A lagging job market at home and the need for workers in certain industries and nations abroad contribute to the export of labor. Employers around the world compete for the educated workers fluent in English. About 20 percent of registered nurses in California are from the Philippines, and demand for Filipino nurses may rise as the United Kingdom pursues Brexit and anticipates replacing 12 percent of its non-British medical staff at the National Health Service. For 2016, elsewhere in Asia was the leading destination for more than 80 percent of Filipino workers. The Philippines, lacking reliable access to family-planning programs, has a high fertility rate, and the population climbed from 26 million in 1960 to 105 million today. Family-planning policies could help stabilize a hyper-competitive domestic job market and contribute to economic growth. – YaleGlobal

Yale-NUS student named 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Yale-NUS College Class of 2017 student Nicholas Carverhill, 22, has been selected as a 2018 Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award given to exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford, with the aim of nurturing public-spirited leaders of the future.

Mr Carverhill, from Saskatoon, Canada, studied Urban Studies and Global Affairs at Yale-NUS College. He has worked with Rohingya Muslims in Bangkok, volunteered with injured migrant workers in Singapore, and spent a summer supporting the recruitment of teachers for northern Indigenous communities in Canada. He was a Pearson Scholar, Yale-NUS Global Leader Scholar, and is currently a fellow in the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) programme. At Yale-NUS, Mr Carverhill managed an undergraduate global affairs online publication, and was the founding President of the Yale-NUS College Debate Society, which allowed him to spend considerable time supporting and working with debate initiatives and programmes in about a dozen countries.

Facing an Aggressive China: The US May Be Inching Towards Asian Alliance

The juxtaposition of speeches and leadership show a stark contrast. Under Xi Jinping, China is strategic in expanding its influence, while the United States and the Donald Trump administration seem to be floundering, lurching about with policies. “Since the 2016 election of Donald Trump, Xi has projected himself as a responsible global statesman committed to maintaining global norms and leading on tackling challenges such as climate change and global trade,” explains Harsh V Pant, professor of international relations. Asian nations assess the strength of commitments as Trump undertakes a 12-day visit with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. “The Narendra Modi government has invested significant diplomatic capital in building ties with Washington, with Modi visiting the United States four times during the last three years,” Pant explains, adding that China’s fast rise may not go completely unchallenged. He concludes that the United States and India along with Japan and Australia could “emerge as guarantors of free trade and defense cooperation across a stretch of ocean from the South China Sea, across the Indian Ocean to Africa.” Again, much depends on the United States keeping its many commitments in word and deed. – YaleGlobal