Non-CAS Event

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
Executive Programs Auditorium, 1250 14th Street, Suite 150, Boulder, CO

Dr. Kirpal Singh, Director of the Wee Kim Wee Centre at Singapore Management University, will speak on Singapore As Broker:  Business, Entrepreneurship & Issues of Governance in the ASEAN region. This event is co-sponsored by the CU Denver Business School, the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Institute for International Business.

Of late Singapore has established itself as an enviable place where business and entrepreneurship thrive. With this comes the challenge of trying to work together with the other ASEAN nations, especially in the light of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Among the more serious challenges are those centering on governance and the mobility of nationals seeking employment. Dr. Singh will explore some of the strategies that Singapore has used to try and succeed in the tough business environment.

Professor Kirpal Singh began his academic career in 1973 as Lecturer at the University of Singapore (now NUS). Though he started out as an internationally acclaimed writer and literary scholar, Dr. Singh soon began to think about wider socio-economic issues pertaining to development and growth. When the Singapore Management University (SMU) was established, Dr. Singh was approached to help build the creativity and arts capacity of this exciting new university. He joined SMU in 1999 where he founded the Wee Kim Wee Centre (originally known as the Centre for Cross-Cultural Understanding).  In recent years, Dr. Singh established a reputation as a thought-leader, particularly in the complex field of leadership and social-political behavior. Dr. Singh sits on several boards, is vice president of the American Creativity Association, provides consulting services, and lectures at leading universities. When not attending to official academic work, Dr. Singh continues to write poems and stories which have been published to acclaim all over the world.

This Reynolds Distinguished Lecture, co-sponsored by CU Denver’s Business School, the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Institute for International Business/CIBER, will be held in the Executive Programs auditorium, located at 1250 14th Street, Suite 150, from 12:00 noon until 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 5 to Melanie Ellison at