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    Volume 8 Special Issue (November 2018)

Book Launch

How Working Together Matters: Adversity, Aspiration, Action

On 27 November 2018, SMU hosted a launch of the book How Working Together Matters:
Adversity, Aspiration, Action
, edited by BSI Director Professor David Chan. The book documents
a multi-year, real-life project of helping more than 1,000 families living in interim rental public
housing and reflects on the lessons learned on how different stakeholders can work together effectively
in the helping process and in various contexts. In his Foreword to the book, Singapore Prime Minister
Mr Lee Hsien Loong commented that this project has “created a model of collective partnership that more social projects can emulate.”

The book launch, jointly organised by SMU, South East Community Development Council and World Scientific Publishing Company, was attended by 100 partners and distinguished guests from the academic, public, private and people sectors. The Guest-of-Honour, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, delivered a speech, which is available at the Prime Minister’s Office website [Link].

The book is available at major bookstores and the World Scientific website [Link].

Below are the links to the various media reports and some visual highlights of the book launch.

  1. Today Online
  2. Channel NewsAsia
  3. The Straits Times
  4. Lianhe Zaobao
  5. Berita Harian
  6. Channel 8 News
  7. Channel 5 (News 5 Tonight)
  8. 938NOW
  9. Channel NewsAsia (Singapore Tonight)
  10. Channel 8 (News Tonight)
  11. Channel U (News Tonight)
Speakers at Book Launch
Professor David Chan
BSI Director &
Editor of the book
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating
Minister for Economic and Social Policies
Dr Maliki Osman
Mayor of South East District
SMS for Defence & Foreign Affairs
Visual Highlights of Book Launch

About BSI

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