Next year, we will be holding our semi-annual Global Networking Night on Jan 11. We are also expecting visits from various Harvard professors, the editor of Harvard Magazine, as well as President Drew Faust (March 19).  

Subscription of Print Edition Harvard Magazine

Harvard Magazine is an independent non-profit affiliate of Harvard University (read more about them here). The Harvard Alumni Association is offering a subsidized print subscription to alumni at USD15/year (plus local shipping, usual price USD55). If you are interested in receiving the print subscription, please fill in this form by Nov 11.

With our best wishes,

HUAAS committee 2016

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Upcoming events:

Nov 8 -- HBS Information Session
Nov 10 -- Randal Phillips, 3 Decades with the CIA, China Expert

Nov 15 -- HBS Strategy Professor Tarun Khanna
Nov 16 -- Meet the Artist, Golnaz Fathi
Nov 19 -- DUAL Thanksgiving cum Year End Dinner
Dec 1 -- Wine-tasting and Glassware Appreciation
Dec 1 -- In Pursuit of Happiness -- Lessons from Around the World

Save the Date:

Jan 11, 2017 -- Global Networking Night

Rescheduled events:

Robin Low, Author & Social Entrepreneur, "Good intentions are not enough"


Oct 28, 2016: HLS alumnus Prof. Tommy Koh discussed the upcoming US elections with a packed room of alumni and guests

8 Nov - HBS Information Session

7:00PM - 9:00PM, Tues 8 Nov 2016, TPI Building

This event is designed for prospective applicants to learn more about the MBA program at Harvard Business School. The event will include an admissions presentation and the opportunity to ask questions to alumni. Check-in for the event will begin at 6:30 PM.

Please feel free to invite anyone interested in applying.



5 Dec10 Nov - HUAAS Presents : former CIA Agent Randal Phillips

6:30PM - 8:30PM, Mon 5 Dec 2016 Thu 10 Nov, Details upon registration
Randal Phillips previously worked for the US CIA for over 30 years, and most recently held the position of Chief CIA representative in China. He will discuss his previous experience in the CIA, and his outlook for the region's future.
This event is limited to 35 participants.

15 Nov - HBS Strategy Professor Tarun Khanna

5:30PM - 7:30PM, Tues 15 Nov 2016, NET Singapore
The Harvard Business School Club of Singapore proudly hosts renowned HBS Strategy Professor Tarun Khanna, who will be discussing Entrepreneurship & Contextual Intelligence in Asia in an interactive presentation. Professor Khanna is head of the Harvard South Asia Institute and has studied entrepreneurship and corporate strategy in South Asia, SEA and China over the last two decades.
HBS Alumni, HUAAS Alumni, Guests and Partners are welcome for this event. Space is limited and RSVPs are required.

16 Nov - Meet the artist: Golnaz Fathi (Updated)

6:00PM - 9:00PM, Wed 16 Nov 2016, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Golnaz Fathi is an influential member of a currently thriving generation of artists to surface in Iran over the last twenty years. Her works will be exhibited at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery 17 Nov 2016 - 22 Jan 2017. This is a preview of the exhibition, with a talk and tour conducted by Fathi herself.

Join curated talk with cocktails.

19 Nov - DUAL Thanksgiving cum Year End Dinner

7:00PM - 11:00PM, Sat 19 Nov 2016, The Tanglin Club
It's time for Thanksgiving cum year-end holiday celebration. Don't miss this informal social event of the year...Come join us for a grand buffet feast of good ole American-style roasted turkey plus all the trimmings. Some items on the menu: turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce; honey baked ham; mashed potatoes; stuffings; corn on the cob; Christmas pudding; pumpkin pie, etc. Do note the American Club is under renovations - so we will be holding the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Tanglin Club this year.

Attend DUAL Thanksgiving Dinner

1 Dec - HUAAS Presents: Wine-tasting and glassware talk

7:00PM - 9:00PM, Thu 1 Dec 2016, Villeroy & Boch Showroom
This is a wine tasting event in 3 parts. We will taste a variety of French wines and compare masculine and feminine wines, wines paired with optimal and sub-optimal glasses, and lastly learn about when and how to decant. Event is led by Legacy Fine Wine.

Learn about wine and glassware

1 Dec - In Pursuit of Happiness - Lessons from Around the World

7:00PM - 9:00PM, Thu 1 Dec 2016, Singapore Management University
What does it mean to be ranked high on the happiness index? How does a country come out on top? Join us and gain fascinating insights from Danish Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard, Costa Rican Ambassador Jairo Hernandez-Milian and US Counsellor for Public Affairs Camille Dawson on their countries' policies and culture that led them to top the World Happiness Report, a landmark survey by the UN, or The Happy Planet Index, a survey by the New Economics Foundation, a leading UK think-tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Gain insights, inspiration, resources, and new connections to make positive change in your spheres of influence.

Learn about Happiness

Save the Date - Global Networking Night

Wed 11 Jan 2017, Venue: TBD

The Harvard Alumni Association invites you to join fellow local alumni for Global Networking Night on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Global Networking Night is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network; the last event drew more than 5,000 alumni in 85 cities!

Stay tuned for RSVP information.

Rescheduled - HUAAS presents: Robin Low, Author & Social Entrepreneur

Early 2017
Robin Low is an entrepreneur with international experience in the US and in Asia. He is also involved in many social projects, as co-founder of Relief 2.0, and the Civil Innovation Lab, and founder of Dreamity, which teaches entrepreneurship to youths. He will be sharing his experiences in humanitarian disaster relief, and his research on human-centric social innovation, which he recounts in his newest book Good Intentions are Not Enough.

On 7 December 2015, the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) was formed under the Registry of Societies. The registration number is T15SS0208H. We are the official home of Harvard alumni in Singapore.

“KC” CHEW Kheng Chuan AB ’82 - President
Oscar Franklin TAN LLM '07 - Vice President
Adrian FOO AB '04 - Secretary
Stephen JACOB MPP ’00 - Treasurer
Huiyi CHEN AM '07, PhD '12 - Commitee Member
Michael HORN JD '89 - Commitee Member
Meiyin LIN EdM '06 - Commitee Member
Mathew WELCH MBA ’93 - Commitee Member
Rebecca WOO AB '89 - Commitee Member