The SHE Dialogues 2024 Episode 2: The Art of Balancing

On 27 June 2024, we ran the 2nd episode of our SHE Dialogues series, where we initiate conversations with key decision makers—accompanied by a buffet dinner!

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam helped launch the successful pilot on 20 March 2024, and the audience feedback was so good that we brought him back for an encore!

This time, the theme of the dialogue was 'The Art of Balancing: Domestic & International Challenges', and for over 2 hours, Minister Shanmugam answered a slew of hard-hitting questions that included:

▪️ Can, and should, Singapore continue on our "growth at all costs" trajectory?

▪️ How should we balance developing global norms and preserving Singapore's unique cultural heritage?

▪️ How can we deal with rising costs?

▪️ In the aftermath of the money laundering scandal, what are the lessons for Singapore?

▪️ How can Singapore be smart about Artificial Intelligence?

Of course, SHE Chairperson Stefanie Yuen Thio injected much needed doses of colour, and elicited some surprisingly moving and personal moments from the Minister, amidst all the data (120 + slides!) and analysis.

A big thanks to the Minister for his time and candour, and to his team for working with us. We look forward to more engagements with other key opinion leaders in the future!

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