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Monday, 18th March 2013

Inaugural Visit to Singapore by Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE

This event is over-subscribed. Thank you for your support! There is however a wait-list. Please contact Andrew Naylor at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The LSEAAS is delighted to host Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE in his inaugural visit to Singapore!

Prof. Calhoun took up his post as LSE Director on 1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was University Professor at New York University and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge and President of the Social Science Research Council.

Prof. Calhoun will deliver a "State of the School" address and also meet and interact with alumni in Singapore over fine foods and wines*.

* Senior alumnus Desmond Lim has generously and kindly made Au Jardin available, and subsidized the dinner event.

Date: Monday, 18 March 2013
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm (dinner will begin at 7:45pm)
Venue: Au Jardin, EJH Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Cost: Lifetime Member S$80, Member S$85, Guest (accompanied by an LSE alumnus) S$95


The Venue:
Au Jardin (Les Amis Group) is a restaurant which occupies an elegantly restored 1920s colonial residence. The restaurant retreat was created to resemble the "Relais et Chateaux" restaurants found in Europe and its colonial character has been retained to complement the restaurant's 'plantation' facade. Offering French fine-dining amidst the graceful, refined interiors of the EJH Corner House in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Au Jardin, along with its sibling, Les Amis Restaurant, has long been known as one of the crown jewels in Singapore's gastronomic scene.

There is a maximum capacity for this event and places will be allocated strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. Priority will be given to paid-up members of the LSEAAS on the wait-list.

Membership highlight:
The Committee will like to take this opportunity of Director of LSE's visit to specially reach out to our younger alumni (within 2-years of graduation) to take up Lifetime membership, and in so doing enjoy a further subsidized offer of S$50 for the event.

Lifetime membership is S$188.00 (a special rate of S$100.00 for graduates who sign-up within 2-years of graduation). Please visit the membership webpage to register.

Please do this two things [Lifetime membership ($100) + event registration ($50)] separately.

Prof. Calhoun takes a keen interest in the alumnus. Despite a brief stopover and a full-schedule, he still finds the opportunity to meet with alumni here in Singapore.

Let's all warmly welcome Prof. Calhoun over dinner and wines in the unique setting of the Singapore Botanic Gardens! See you there!