A civil society is made up of individuals and groups who desire to better the lives of a wider community in different ways. Such a society has also been viewed as getting the people to have a greater sense of ownership, having duties of checks and balances in a country’s governance and shaping policy making.

In building such a society, what conditions must then be present and how can leaders of civil society organizations guide the journey towards it?

Join us at this Leadership Dialogue Series talk and hear Mr Laurence Lien, Co-Founder and CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) and an expert and familiar face in the Asian philanthropy landscape, shares his thoughts on building a civil society that matters.
When & Where
  Wednesday, 13 September
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library Auditorium
1 Hon Sui Sen Drive, 117588

Dress code: Office attire
Register early as limited seats are available!
About the Speaker   Laurence Lien is Co-Founder and CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), a new non-profit platform for Asian philanthropists to exchange, learn and collaborate. Through its members and partnership network, APC catalyses collaborative projects to address pressing social challenges and grow social impact in Asia.

Laurence is also the Chairman of Lien Foundation, a family foundation established in 1980. Under his leadership, Lien Foundation has become well-regarded for its forward-thinking and radical approach in the fields of education, eldercare and the environment.

Laurence was the CEO of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in Singapore from 2008-2014. In 2008, he founded the Community Foundation of Singapore and is currently its Chairman. He is also Board Member of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at the Singapore Management University.

Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Laurence served in the Singapore Government. In 2010, Laurence was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship. He was also a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2012-2014. Laurence is a graduate of the NUS Business School MBA programme.

Enquires: (Ms) Ann Chong, Strategic Relations | ann.chong@nus.edu.sg | 66012251
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