Singapore, 13 September 2022


Nobel Prize Dialogue

Our line up of panellists participating both in-person and digitally in this Nobel Prize Dialogue included Nobel Prize laureates and inspiring thought leaders.

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Nobel Prize laureate

Former United States Secretary of Energy and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1997, Steven Chu has devoted a significant part of his recent scientific career in search for new solutions to our energy and climate challenges.

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Sally Davies

Sally Davies is the 40th Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University and the UK Government’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance. Sally Davies will be participating on-site.

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Prize in economic sciences 2015.

Sir Angus Deaton received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” Sir Angus Deaton will participate online.

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Esther Duflo

Prize in economic sciences 2019.

Esther Duflo received the prize in economic sciences for her experimental approach to alleviating poverty. Her research seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. Esther Duflo will participate online.

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Serge Haroche

Nobel Prize laureate

Serge Haroche shares the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics with David Wineland for “ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems.”

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Kuik Shiao-Yin

Shiao-Yin works as a cultural change strategist. She is a Gestalt-based systems and organisational development consultant, process designer, trainer, facilitator, coach, communications advisor and public writer. Shiao-Yin will participate on-site.

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Jolene Lin is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law (NUS). She is also Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law. Her research focuses on climate change law. Lin will be participating on-site.

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Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani is a distinguished fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore and has spent 33 years as a Singapore diplomat, Kishore Mahbubani will participate on-site.

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Associate Professor Kenneth Mak is Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health Singapore. In this role, he oversees the provision of all public health services in Singapore. Kenneth Mak will participate on-site.

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Reuben Ng

Reuben Ng is an assistant professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and lead scientist at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk. Reuben Ng will participate on-site.

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Jess Pan

Jessica Pan is an associate professor of economics at the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on applied topics in labour economics and the economics of education. Jessica Pan will participate on-site.

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Tikki Pang is presently Visiting Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He has a recognisable profile as a public health expert both nationally and internationally. Tikki Pang with participate on-site.

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Prof Joanne Roberts

Joanne Roberts is the third President and Professor of Social Sciences (Economics) at Yale-NUS College. She is a public economist, interested in how incentives affect behaviour in broad number of situations. Roberts will be participating on-site.

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Paul M. Romer

Nobel Prize laureate

Prize in economic sciences 2018.

Paul Romer is an economist and policy entrepreneur that has spent his career at the intersection of economics, innovation, technology, and urbanisation, working to speed up human progress. Paul Romer will participate online.

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Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, and Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI and the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public.

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Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifetime of struggle against the exploitation of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. He has been a tireless global advocate of children’s rights for more than four decades. Kailash Satyarthi will participate on-site.

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Dr Aqsa Shafique

Aqsa Shafique is a postgraduate public health student. She is an emerging medical educationist, working as a lead course developer at the School of Health Professions Education (SHaPE), CMH Lahore Medical College.

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Nicole Shanahan is a California based attorney, venture investor, and the founder and president of Bia-Echo Foundation, a private foundation that aims to invest in changemakers at the forefront of innovation who are tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges.

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Nobel Prize laureate

Nobel Prize in Physics 2006.

George Smoot was co-awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for “discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation.” George Smoot will participate on-site.

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Laura Sprechmann

Laura Sprechmann is CEO for Nobel Prize Outreach, the company that aims to spread knowledge and raise interest in the Nobel Prize-awarded achievements to a global audience, through digital media and international events.

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Pok Wei Heng

Pok Wei Heng works as a climate change and sustainability consultant at Ernst & Young Ltd (EY), with a focus on sustainability strategies and modern slavery.

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Lin Xueling

Lin Xueling is Executive Producer of 'In Conversation', CNA’s ((Channel NewsAsia) flagship current affairs interview show that has been running for more than 20 years. Lin Xueling will participate on-site.

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Sha-En Yeo

Sha-En Yeo is the founder of Happiness Scientists, a TEDx speaker and a graduate of the prestigious Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. Sha-En Yeo will participate on-site.

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Joanne Yoong

Joanne Yoong is an applied economist working at the intersection of behavioural economics and health and financial decision making. She is the founder of Research for Impact. Joanne Yoong will participate on-site.

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