SMU x NLB Series: Pandemics and Surveillance

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Join us and learn more about the emerging challenges for cities in Southeast Asia.

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A series of recent global reports have identified linked areas of deeply systemic and intertwined social and political risks that will impact cities and their inhabitants as we move further into the Anthropocene. In Southeast Asia, these interlinked issues – including climate change, migration and public health – necessitate solutions not just from the sciences, but all fields. This speaker series will explore how some of these issues are being addressed from different disciplinary perspectives, by scholars and policy makers across the social sciences and humanities.  

Presented by:

  • Hallam Stevens, Associate Professor of History, Nanyang Technological University
  • Monamie Bhadra Haines, Assistant Professor in Science and Technology Studies, Technical University of Denmark

Moderated by:

  • Ngoei Wen-Qing, Assistant Professor of Humanities, Singapore Management University

About the Speakers and Moderator

Hallam Stevens is an Associate Professor of History at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is also the Associate Director (Academic) of the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity. He writes about genomics, life sciences, big data, and the history of computers. At NTU, he teaches classes ranging from these topics to food history and the history of science and technology.

Monamie Bhadra Haines is an Assistant Professor in Science and Technology Studies, at the Technical University of Denmark. She received her PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology from Arizona State University. She studies the political and cultural implications of energy transitions in low-to-middle income countries with a focus on social movements and the relationship between science and democracy.

Ngoei Wen-Qing is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Singapore Management University. He obtained his PhD in History from Northwestern University, specialising in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations with Southeast Asia. His book, Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia (Cornell University Press) was released in April 2019.

About the Series

This series will explore how some of these issues are being addressed from different disciplinary perspectives, by scholars and policymakers across the social sciences and humanities.

This programme is organised in conjunction with the Singapore Management University.

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