Cognitio Perspectives will offer a platform for students to interact with guests from different facets of society. Guests will share their work, life and views on the topic(s) of their specialization/interest with students. The background of guests and topics discussed will be diversed. They last between 1.5-2 hours.
Mr. Udhia Kumar has been a Family Social Worker since his graduation in 1995, with a double major in Social Work (Honours) and Psychology. His work deals with multi-stressed families, including spousal violence and transnational families. Mr Kumar has also supported NUS in delivering seminars for Social Work undergraduates. Mr. Mohammad Nafiz started the non-profit…FIND OUT MORE
It was a night of invigorating discussion when Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Education & Ministry of Communications and Information graced our RC4 Perspectives, a Cognitio event. The issues debated upon were Singapore’s progress as a smart nation and the kinds of challenges we are facing on that journey.…FIND OUT MORE
Peter Felten is assistant provost for teaching and learning, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and professor of history. His recent publications include the co‐authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey‐Bass, 2014). From 2010‐2011, he served as president of…FIND OUT MORE
Barry and Philip met in 1988, when Barry was remanded for drug offences and Philip was an Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces. Their friendship was built on mutual respect through correspondence through letters. Through the years, both men realised the importance of not giving up – on themselves and others. Upon Barry’s release in 2016, the 2 men endeavoured to launch “Project StarFish” which will serve to address the problem of emotional and mental pain experienced by prisoners behind literal and emotional bars and that pain can be healed with undeserved and unreserved dignity and respect. Both the men serve as advisors of this project through which they invite and train volunteers to bring back the forgotten art of penmanship by writing letters. Letters are written to impart respect and dignity to those in pain.FIND OUT MORE
Mr. Bilahari Kausikan is currently Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to this he was the Permanent Secretary of MFA from 2010 to 2013, and Second Permanent Secretary from 2001. He has also held various positions in the Ministry and abroad, including Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and Ambassador to the Russian Federation.FIND OUT MORE