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Thursday, 25th January 2018

Dialogue with Eddie Teo: On talent, Public Service and Singapore’s Future

In the world today with changing leadership patterns and technology, investing in talent and grooming them to serve the nation is ever more critical. As we enter 2018, LSEAAS is honoured to host Mr. Eddie Teo, Chairman of Public Service Commission Singapore, in a fireside chat on the future of Singapore’s Public Service. In this closed-door dialogue, we will explore topics including the ethos of the internationally acclaimed Singapore Public Service, its talent selection process and how it has changed over the years, as well as lessons learnt from the past. Last but not least, how he sees the state of the world today and aspire to solve today’s challenges with new solutions.

This dialogue is moderated by Prof. Danny Quah, Acting Dean, Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, and Vice Dean (Academic Affairs), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Event Details:
Date: 25th January 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm – 930pm (Registration starts at 630pm)
Venue: Bistro Du Vin (1 Scotts Rd, #01-14 Shaw Centre Singapore 228208)
Dinner Menu: Includes 4-course dinner and wine. Starter: Smoked Salmon, herbs cream & cress salad, Soup: Cauliflower veloute and scallops, Main Course: French organic poultry & mushroom vol au vent creamed mushroom, foie gras and truffle sauce OR poached sea bass, lemon beurre blanc sauce, Dessert: Creme brulee, Coffee & Tea. Wines available include Sparkling : Cremant de Bourgogne, JJ Vincent, White : Louis Moreau, Chablis 1er Cru Fourneaux 2015, Red : Chateau Clarisse 2013.
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About the speaker: Mr. Eddie TEO, Chairman, Public Service Commission
Mr. Eddie Teo, DUNU, is the Chairman of Public Service Commission (PSC) Singapore. He is concurrently the Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship Fund, Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies Board of Governors as well as Member of the Legal Service Commission.
Before his appointment as PSC Chairman, PSC, Mr. Teo had a 35-year career in the Singapore Civil Service, having held positions as Director (Security and Intelligence Division), Director (Internal Security Department), Permanent Secretary (Defence) and Permanent Secretary (Prime Minister's Office).
Mr. Teo retired from the Singapore Administrative Service in 2005. For his contributions to the Singapore Public Service, Mr. Teo was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (1983), the Meritorious Service Medal (1997), the Distinguished Service Order (2006) and the Order of Nila Utama (2017).
He was appointed Singapore's High Commissioner to Australia from 2006 to 2008 before being appointed to the Public Service Commission. He was Chairman of the Presidential Elections Committee in 2011 and 2017 and was a member of the Constitutional Commission on the Elected Presidency in 2016.
A President's Scholar and LSE alumni, Mr. Teo started his Civil Service career with the Security and Intelligence Division of the Ministry of Defence after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the Oxford University in 1970. In 1974, he obtained a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

About the moderator: Professor Danny Quah, Acting Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Prof. Quah is Commissioner on the Spence-Stiglitz Commission on Global Economic Transformation; Member, Executive Committee, International Economic Association; and Senior Fellow, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research.
Prof. Quah gave the third LSE-NUS lecture in 2013, TEDx talks in 2016, 2014, and 2012, and the Inaugural LSE Big Questions Lecture in 2011. His blog is regularly named one of the top 100 Economics blogs in the world (2016, 2017a, 2017b) Quah’s research has been supported by the Khazanah Research Institute, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the British Academy, the UK’s Economic and Research Council, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Prof. Quah was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at MIT, and then Professor of Economics and International Development, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE. He served as LSE’s Head of Department for Economics, and Council Member on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council.
Prof. Quah studied at Princeton, Minnesota, and Harvard.

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