COMING SOON JAN 2018
Peter Ho, Singapore’s former Head of Civil Service (2005–2010) was the Institute of Policy Studies’ 2016/17 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the four IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between April and May 2017, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience.
Ho surveys the increasingly volatile world we live in today, and discusses what governments must do in order to prepare for the future, especially since they cannot accurately predict it. He introduces terms such as the “black elephant in the room” and the Dialectic of Governance, and explains how futures thinking can help us build resilience and develop a comparative advantage in an increasingly complex world.
The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow delivers between three and six lectures during their term to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.
ISBN: 978-981-3231-82-5 (Hardcover), 978-981-3233-74-4 (Softcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Softcover
Page Count: 160
Year Published: 2017