Yale Club Singapore Upcoming Events

Harvard-Yale Mini-Golf Masters

Date: 24th Aug 2019 (Sat)
Time: 9pm tee-off time, but come earlier to loosen up your swing!
Location: Holey Moley at 3B River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore, 179024
Price: $20 to play (pass Mao cash at event)
Reward: Bragging rights!
Yale Club RSVP: Please contact MAO Shi Hui at shihuimao8@gmail.com by Tuesday, Aug 20th. Spaces are subject to availability.
Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) RSVP: Please contact ONG En Ming at ongem3@gmail.com

Harvard-Yale Mini-Golf Masters

Date: 24th Aug 2019 (Sat)
Time: 9pm tee-off time, but come earlier to loosen up your swing!
Location: Holey Moley at 3B River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore, 179024
Price: $20 to play (pass Mao cash at event)
Reward: Bragging rights!
Yale Club RSVP: Please contact MAO Shi Hui at shihuimao8@gmail.com by Tuesday, Aug 20th. Spaces are subject to availability.
Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) RSVP: Please contact ONG En Ming at ongem3@gmail.com


Ivy Ball Singapore

16th Nov 2019 (Sat)
Venue: Hilton Singapore
After-party also at Hilton Singapore

 

Two Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Named to the 2019 Class

               

B. Elias Shoniyin (at left) is an international affairs, development and policy professional, with over nineteen years in nonprofit and public service, in multiple senior positions where he has made significant contributions to the post-war recovery and development of his native Liberia. He has served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia in two successive administrations, intermittently serving as Acting Foreign Minister in the absence of the Minister. An important part of his work is to administer the Liberian Foreign Service. Elias’ leadership has inspired strategic reforms in all spheres of the Foreign Ministry and the diplomatic service of Liberia. He played a pivotal role in deepening Liberia’s post-conflict cooperation with friendly nations and exploring cooperation opportunities on new frontiers. He coordinated Liberia’s resource mobilization efforts during West Africa Ebola outbreak in 2014, drawing urgent global attention to the health crisis, resulting to the effective containment of the virus in Liberia. He led Liberian delegations to many high-level international conferences and negotiations, including serving as Advisor to the Liberian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. He is also a part-time lecturer in International Relations at the University of Liberia graduate school.

Nizam Uddin (at right) is the Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration at The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity in empowering young people to get into jobs, education and training. Nizam’s responsibilities include oversight of the organization’s social integration and cohesion activities as well as leadership of the Mosaic Initiative, founded separately by HRH The Prince of Wales to originally connect young people from disadvantaged Muslim communities, and since beyond, to relatable role models to help increase their confidence and improve their chances of fulfilling their potential. Nizam has previously worked for the University of London and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and was previously the elected President of the University of London Students’ Union. Nizam has a strong interest and background in social mobility, particularly in addressing the challenges and obstacles preventing young people from fulfilling their potential. Nizam is currently a Trustee at SOAS University of London, a member of the Mayor of London’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Group and a Governor of Mulberry Academy Shoreditch. He holds an MA in Public Policy from King’s College London.

According to the program’s website,

The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program enables extraordinary individuals, from across the globe and from diverse disciplines, to increase their capacity to make the world a better place. Each year, the Program selects 16 World Fellows to spend four months together in residence at Yale University to grow intellectually, share knowledge, strengthen skills and expand networks.

World Fellows are people of character, integrity, energy and talent. They are dynamic, creative, disruptive and innovative. They are selfless leaders who serve, inspire and motivate others. They have demonstrated impact, they are on the rise in their careers, and they are ambitious to grow to their full potential.

For more information, visit the World Fellows Program’s website.

Yale Schola Cantorum Tour to Scandinavia

Lund Cathedral

The Yale Schola Cantorum (Schola), a chamber choir made up of students from across all of Yale University’s departments and professional schools, and Juilliard415, the period-instrument orchestra of Juilliard’s famous historical performance program toured throughout Scandinavia this summer (May 24 – June 1). The group performed in Copenhagen, Lund, Västerås, Helsinki, and Oslo. Each location’s performance was open to the public, and comprised of Joseph Hayden’s Lord Nelson Mass, Paweł Łukaszewski’s Ascensio Domini, and Johann Christian Bach’s Grand Overture (Symphony) in D Major.

Yale Schola Cantorum

The Schola group performs sacred music from the sixteenth century to the present day in concert settings and choral services around the world. The ensemble is sponsored by Yale Institute of Sacred Music and conducted by David Hill; Masaaki Suzuki is principal guest conductor. In addition to performing regularly in New Haven and New York, the ensemble records and tours nationally and internationally. Schola’s 2018 recordings on the Hyperion label featuring Palestrina’s Missa Confitebor tibi Domine and Fauré’s Requiem have garnered enthusiastic reviews. On tour, Schola Cantorum has given performances in England, Hungary, France, China, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, India, and Spain.

Meet the Leadership: Donald L. Filer

Donald Filer has overall responsibility for Yale’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), which he has led since its creation in 2004. OIA provides administrative support for the international activities of the schools, programs, and individual faculty across the university. These efforts focus on supporting the development of new projects with partner universities, coordinating the work of other Yale offices during project start-ups, managing visits to Yale by university delegations and other dignitaries, and safeguarding Yale’s reputation around the world.

Mr. Filer also leads the university’s emergency response in the event of a medical emergency, natural disaster, or civil unrest taking place abroad, and oversees the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, the Greenberg Conference Center, Yale’s Marketing and Trademark Licensing Office, and the Yale Conferences & Events Office.

He joined Yale University in 2000 as Associate Secretary with responsibility for managing support for the Yale Corporation (the university’s governing board), supervising the Yale Visitor Center, and directing the Office of Licensing Programs.  Prior to his appointment at Yale, he served in a number of capacities at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, from 1991 to 2000 including Vice President for Community and Public Affairs, Secretary of the College, and Acting Vice President for Development. He worked for former U.S. Representative Bruce A. Morrison of New Haven from 1985 to 1991. A native of New Haven, Mr. Filer earned a B.A. in political science from Colgate University.