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    “A Dialogue with Young Students in Hong Kong” with Professor Kishore Mahbubani on the Challenges Young People Face in the 21st Century

    School News

    26 Apr, 2023

    18 : 09

    • Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network (YCYW) hosted "Meet Professor Kishore Mahbubani: A Dialogue with Young Students in Hong Kong" on 26 April at the Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong (YCIS Hong Kong). Professor Mahbubani addressed challenges that youth face in the 21st century. Students, teachers, and principals from YCIS Hong Kong, as well as students from other 20 secondary schools and universities in Hong Kong, joined the event.  Students and teachers from 8 schools of Yew Chung Yew Wah network in the Chinese mainland also participated online. Professor Mahbubani fielded questions from the students and teachers during the Q&A session.


      Professor Kishore Mahbubani, a former Singapore Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, President of the United Nations Security Council, and Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, delivered an insightful presentation on the relative political, economic, social, and cultural strengths of the two superpowers, China and the United States. Professor Mahbubani is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.


      Dr Esther Chan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (K-12) of YCYW, thanked Professor Mahbubani for being a guest speaker at the School’s Secondary Section and having a dialogue with Hong Kong students. As a member of the YCYW Education Network, Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong is privileged to host this special occasion. She emphasised that as an education network celebrating 90th anniversary this year, YCYW is dedicated to nurturing future leaders who embody the values of service, contribution to society, and global perspectives. Hence, the dialogue and exchange that took place carries significant weight and is truly inspiring for all the students who participated.