Assoc Prof Bilveer Singh from the NUS Department of Political Science will discuss Salafism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
Led by Prof Syed Farid Alatas, the dialogue on sectarianism will deal with problems of Sunni-Shi'ite conflict witnessed throughout the Muslim world today. The session will involve a discussion on the nature of this conflict and assess ways in which it can be dealt with.
USP faculty Assoc Prof Barbara Ryan will talk about teaching American Studies glocally. The session will include a discussion of Sonny Liew's graphic novel, “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”, as an example of glocal thought that references US popular culture.
USP will host 12 postgraduate students from the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, during their week-long study trip to Singapore. The visit is the reciprocal component of USP’s biennial study trip “Civilisation of Iran”, led by USP faculty Prof Syed Farid Alatas. USP students are invited to join the delegation for the various talks and sessions scheduled throughout their visit, including:
Tue, 25 July | 3.00pm – 5.00pm | Master's Commons, USPDiscussion with USP faculty A/P Barbara Ryan on American Studies
Tue, 25 July | 6.30pm |Master's Commons, USPDialogue on Sectarianism
Thu, 27 July | 11.00am – 12.30pm | Master's Commons, USPGuest Lecture – The Sources of Islamist Radicalism in Southeast Asia
Organised by the University Scholars Club (USC), USP Freshmen Orientation Week (O’Week) builds on the friendships developed among the freshmen during USC Camp earlier this month, to further integrate the freshmen into our community. They will be exposed to the wide range of opportunities that USP provides and the diversity of people here in USP. We hope to see them get involved, shape, and develop our community in the next four years.
The USP graduating Class of 2017 will be receiving their scrolls at this evening ceremony. This will be a joint ceremony between the USP, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Institute of Systems Science.
The guest speaker is Member of Parliament (and USP alum) Ms Tin Pei Ling.
Organised by University Scholars Club (USC), the USP Freshmen Orientation Camp (O’Camp) builds on the friendships developed among the freshmen during Scholaris earlier this month, to further integrate the freshmen into our community as the new AY approaches.
O’Camp is part of a series of coordinated events to orientate USP freshmen for the new AY, timeline as such:
12 Jun: Scholaris >> 3-6 Jul: O’Camp >> 24-27 Jul: O’Week >> 12 Aug: Rag & Flag >> 18 Aug: Dinner & Dance