DUAL UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2014

Dear Alumni and friends
All dues paying* members are eligible to enjoy special rates at Dual events, held monthly.
visit http://www.dual.org.sg for monthly event postings. An example of regular programming is attached below.
Sonia Ong
President
Cornell Club Singapore

* Click here to pay your dues.

Dual February Update
1. Wednesday, 05 Feb, 2014, 05:15pm – 05:41pm – Evening Talk on UNIVER-CITIES: Strategic Implications for Asia by Mr Anthony S.C. Teo
2. Saturday, 08 Feb, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am – Temple University Information Session & Class Preview: Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM)
3. Saturday, 08 Feb, 2014 11:30am – 12:30pm – Temple University Information Session & Class Preview: Executive MBA (EMBA)
4. Saturday, 08 Feb, 2014 12:00pm – 02:30pm – Chinese New Year Festive “Lo Hei” Lunch Celebration 2014!
5. Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 07:00pm – Seminar: Fiscal Crisis 2014 – Will Asia continue to benefit over Europe and the US?
6. Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 07:00pm – Seminar: How am I doing? Developing life-long learners (and outstanding employees) through effective performance feedback practices by Dr. Deanna Geddes
7. Thursday, 13 Feb, 2014 06:30pm – 09:00pm – Berkeley Club Happy Hour
8. Tuesday, 18 Feb, 2014 05:15pm – 06:30pm – Public Lecture on “The Oxford Martin Commission Report” by Mr Pascal Lamy
9. Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2014 12:15pm – 01:30pm – Harvard Club, Money Mavericks: Insights Into the Hedge Fund Industry
10. Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014 07:00pm – 09:00pm – DUAL Drinks
11. Saturday, 22 Feb, 2014 07:00pm – American Association of Singapore Presents Moonlit Masquerade at the 81st George Washington Ball
12. Wednesday, 12 Mar, 2014 07:00pm – Seminar: The Best versus the Rest in New Product Development by Dr. Anthony Di Benedetto
13. Career Opportunities – JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL members
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1. Wednesday, 05 Feb, 2014 05:15pm – 05:41pm – Evening Talk on UNIVER-CITIES: Strategic Implications for Asia by Mr Anthony S.C. Teo

Greetings from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy! We are pleased to announce our forthcoming Evening Talk on 5 February 2014 and would like to warmly invite your DUAL members to this special event: Title: UNIVER-CITIES: Strategic Implications for Asia Speaker: Mr Anthony S.C. Teo , Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Chevalier of the Order Palmes Académiques

Venue: Venue: Seminar Room 3-1, Level 3, Manasseh Meyer, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Cost: Free
RSVP: Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending at lkyschoolevents@nus.edu.sg to avoid disappointment.
The talk will be chaired by Dr Joo Yu Min, Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. http://bit.ly/XbNWfI on directions to the venue.

2. Saturday, 08 Feb, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am – Temple University Information Session & Class Preview: Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM)

Join our Information Session & Class Preview and learn about the Fox School of Business MSHRM program. Learn about Temple University’s highly relevant and timely topics such as leadership, communications, strategic challenges in HR, managing rewards, best practices in HR, negotiations, managing in a dynamic environment, among others. The program is designed for HR professionals who wish to be real business partners and not just augment their careers with additional professional development. It is also designed for business professionals who are interested in moving into a strategic HR career. After the Information Session, sit in on Professor Deanna Geddes’ class for the module “Organizational Communication and Information Management”.

Venue: Venue: IEEC Classroom (75 Bukit Timah Road, #05-15/16, Boon Siew Building)
Cost: Complimentary
RSVP: info@ieec.edu.sg / http://www.temple.sg/event-registration

3. Saturday, 08 Feb, 2014 11:30am – 12:30pm – Temple University Information Session & Class Preview: Executive MBA (EMBA)

Join our Information Session & Class Preview to learn how our top ranked, part time US EMBA can benefit your professional and career development. The Fox School of Business EMBA is designed for working professionals that allows you to work full-time and pursue your MBA. Taught by the US professors from Temple University in Philadelphia, the program is a top US program offering an affordable, global degree without leaving Singapore. Come see why our EMBA is the right EMBA for you. After the Information Session, sit in on Professor Steve Casper’s class for the module “Financing the Enterprise”.

Venue: Venue: American Chamber of Commerce auditorium (1 Scotts Road)
Cost: Complimentary
RSVP: info@ieec.edu.sg / http://www.temple.sg/event-registration to register

4. Saturday, 08 Feb, 2014 12:00pm – 02:30pm – Chinese New Year Festive “Lo Hei” Lunch Celebration 2014!

The LSEAAS is pleased to announce that our Chinese New Year “Lo Hei” Lunch Celebration is round the corner! This annual event is a mainstay of the LSEAAS events calendar, and is always a great opportunity to reunite with fellow alumni and old friends, as well as to meet new friends and contacts. Date: Saturday, 8 February 2014 Time: Lunch 12:00pm – 2:30pm Venue: Red House Seafood (小红楼), 68 Princep Street, Singapore 188661 The lunch venue this year is at the newest branch of Red House Seafood at Princep Street. Their latest branch to-date at Prinsep Street invites customers to enjoy seafood in a contemporary setting within an old shophouse, with the old-world charm of the conservation shophouse preserved and industrial touches injected. Old timber floors were retained and the wooden roof beams and rafters exposed to emphasize the building’s history.

Venue: Red House Seafood (小红楼), 68 Princep Street, Singapore 188661.
Cost: DUAL / Guest: $70 per pax ; Table of 10pax: $528 per table.
RSVP: For more information and registration, please visit the events webpage at http://www.lsesingapore.com/index.php/events/view/chinese_new_year_festive_lo_hei_lunch_celebration_lseaas_annual_general_mee/
* Red House Seafood will waive all corkage charges on the day of the lunch of 8 Feb. 2013. Guests are encouraged and welcome to bring your own wine/liquor to share in the festive cheer! Please visit the events webpage at, http://www.lsesingapore.com/index.php/events/view/chinese_new_year_festive_lo_hei_lunch_celebration_lseaas_annual_general_mee/

5. Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 07:00pm – Seminar: Fiscal Crisis 2014 – Will Asia continue to benefit over Europe and the US?

So much has been said about the current fiscal crisis affecting major economies in Europe and across the Atlantic. From the Greece bailout to the introduction of Obamacare, it can sometimes be as overwhelming as it is nerve-wrecking. For 90 minutes this February, let Dr. Steve Casper enlighten you as he sets the record straight – in great detail – the current state of world affairs affecting you, your job and the global economy.

Venue: Venue: IEEC premises (75 Bukit Timah Road)
Cost: $20 for pre-registered guest; $30 at the door
RSVP: info@ieec.edu.sg / http://www.temple.sg/event-registration
Some topics covered during the seminar will include: • How the global Fiscal Crisis began in Europe. • What the Obama administration is doing to counter its effect. • How to know if a country is in financial trouble. • Details about Greece’s massive budget deficits. • Learn more about the GDPs and debts & deficits of countries around the globe. • How Washington spends the US federal reserves. • What has Asia done to strengthen itself during the fiscal crisis? Gain invaluable knowledge and insights as Dr. Casper shares with us his research and enlighten you on the current state of world economics. Part of the Knowledge Leadership Series organized by the International Executive Education Center (IEEC). Speaker: Dr. Steve Casper, faculty member of Temple University

6. Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 07:00pm – Seminar: How am I doing? Developing life-long learners (and outstanding employees) through effective performance feedback practices by Dr. Deanna Geddes

Lifelong learning is synonymous with self-regulated learning, meaning one’s willingness and ability to learn and adapt throughout one’s life. The positive relationship between continuous learning and improved performance is at the heart of management education as well as the management function. It is important for those interested in business to develop an ability to sense how well their efforts yield favorable results if they want to succeed. Self-monitoring and feedback-seeking (and feedback-providing) strategies can serve as vehicles to promote critical reflection that will help establish logical connections between one’s activities at work with subsequent outcomes. Enhancing abilities and inclinations to self-monitor/self-regulate–using reliable performance information sources (e.g., self, peers, mentors, managers, and available performance data–allows individuals to improve their future growth and success in all achievement contexts, academic or professional.

Venue: Venue: ERAU Seminar Room (75 Bukit Timah Road, 02-01/02, Boon Siew Building)
Cost: $20 for pre-registered guest; $30 at the door
RSVP: info@ieec.edu.sg; http://www.temple.sg/event-registration
• Understanding the complexity of communication • Recognizing successful managers adopt a “receiver-oriented” view of effective communication and act as coaches, not cops • Learning ways to enhance employee perceptions of “fair & accurate” performance feedback • Identifying message forms that increase employee acceptance and illustrate manager support • Learning the “open-faced sandwich” script for providing negative feedback and constructive direction This seminar is part of the Knowledge Leadership Series organized by the International Executive Education Center (IEEC). Speaker: Dr. Deanna Geddes, faculty member of Temple University

7. Thursday, 13 Feb, 2014 06:30pm – 09:00pm – Berkeley Club Happy Hour

Not that you needed any other reason to join Cal Golden Bears at our monthly Happy Hour, but… We’re checking out a new venue! ME@OUE

Venue: ME@OUE (OUE Tower Rooftop)
Cost: Cash Bar (1for1 on select drinks until 8pm)
RSVP: Open to everyone and no RSVP neeeded
ME@OUE is located on the rooftop of the new OUE Tower at Collyers Quay (across from the Fullerton Bay Hotel and near One Fullerton, Customs House,…). You can get to the rooftop at the main lobby and approach the ME@OUE concierge to take the dedicated elevator to the rooftop which offers stunning, unobstructed views of Marina Bay.

8. Tuesday, 18 Feb, 2014 05:15pm – 06:30pm – Public Lecture on “The Oxford Martin Commission Report” by Mr Pascal Lamy

Greetings from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy! We are pleased to announce our forthcoming Public Lecture on 18 February 2014 and would like to warmly invite Dual members to this special event: Title: The Oxford Martin Commission Report Launch Speaker: Mr Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization (2005-2013)

Venue: Venue: Auditorium, Block B, Level 3, NUS Bukit Timah Campus
Cost: Free
RSVP: Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending at lkyschoolevents@nus.edu.sg to avoid disappointment.
The lecture will be chaired by Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. http://bit.ly/16WOgBM on directions to the venue.

9. Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2014 12:15pm – 01:30pm – Harvard Club, Money Mavericks: Insights Into the Hedge Fund Industry

Lars Kroijer, a former hedge fund manager and author on the financial industry, will discuss the past, present and future of the hedge fund industry. Mr. Kroijer will speak about: • His personal experiences in the hedge fund industry, including starting a hedge fund business and scaling it, including critical success factors and facing the unexpected. • The hedge fund industry and hedge funds as an asset class. • Examples of good and bad trades. • Possibilities for the future of the industry (including regulation). Lars Kroijer (born 1972) is the author of “Money Mavericks – Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager” (Financial Times Press – 2010 & 2012 – 2nd edition) and “Investing Demystified – How to Invest without Speculation and Sleepless Nights” (Financial Times Press – 2013).

Venue: Clifford Chance Pte Ltd 12 Marina Boulevard Marina Bay Financial Centre 25th Floor, Tower 3 Singapore, 018982
Cost: Free – lunch will be provided
RSVP: singaporebd@cliffordchance.com (Odette Osborn)
Mr. Kroijer currently serves on the Board of Directors of OVS Capital, Linden Grove Capital, Northlight Capital, Steadview Capital, and Maj sinAI (London, Mumbai/Hong Kong, and Copenhagen based hedge funds), and of ShipServ Inc. (the leading online platform for shipping supplies with annual sales of approx. $4 billion). He has frequently appeared as a finance expert on a broad range of media, including BBC, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NY Times, Forbes, etc. Previously Mr. Kroijer was the CIO of Holte Capital Ltd, a London-based market-neutral special situations hedge fund, which he founded in 2002 before returning external capital in the spring of 2008. Prior to establishing Holte Capital, Mr. Kroijer served in the London office of HBK Investments, focusing on special situations investing and event-driven arbitrage. Mr. Kroijer graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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