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Thinking Beyond the Crisis

Conversation  -  Conversation with Bradford DeLong

Noted economics historian and commentator Professor Bradford DeLong, traces the roots of the current crisis, and expresses confidence in the long-term resilience of the global economy.

Asia After the Crisis: What Now, What's Next? — Interview with Timothy F. Geithner

Interview  -  Donald Low

Timothy F. Geithner, President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, discusses monetary and fiscal policy in the region a decade after the Asian Financial Crisis.

Gearing Up for a Multi-Polar World

Roundtable  -  Dr Adel A. Al-Wugayan, Mr Hau Do Suan, Hon. Ike Chinwo

In this session of the ETHOS Roundtable, three eminent participants from Singapore's 3rd Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the evolving challenges facing public sectors as global economic and political balances shift in the post-Crisis world.

Opinion: China's More Open Society and the Dynamics of Political Change

Opinion  -  Zheng Yongnian, Lye Liang Fook

China's political landscape is evolving in subtle but significant ways, as it develops economically and a more assertive and socially aware population emerges.

Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems

Article  -  Peter Ho

At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.

Roundtable: New Challenges, New Horizons

Roundtable  -  Alaa Youssef, Zamani Saul, Serey Chea

In this edition of the Ethos Roundtable, participants of the 11th Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the challenges of an increasingly diverse citizenry and how a younger generation of public officers must avoid complacency while sustaining trust in government.