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Singapore's former Minister Mentor to join Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy as Distinguished Fellow

24 June 2011

Mr Lee Kuan Yew with Prof Mahbubani at the LKY School's 5th Anniversary Celebration in Sep 2009

Photo: MCS Lifestyle Photography

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's former Minister Mentor, has agreed to accept an appointment as Distinguished Fellow at NUS' Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School).

Said NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan: "We are very honoured that Mr Lee has agreed to take up this appointment, which will allow our students and faculty the opportunity to learn and benefit directly from his deep insights and experience in global affairs and governance."

Dean Prof Kishore Mahbubani noted that "as the Mission of the School is to train the next generation of Asian leaders, Mr Lee's involvement would significantly enhance the ability of the School to fulfil its mission and further raise the status of the School globally."

Mr Lee will take on the appointment with effect from 1 July 2011, in addition to his current role as Senior Advisor to the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. Both the LKY School and NUS look forward to working closely with Mr Lee in the coming years.

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a graduate school of NUS, was established in 2004 with the mission of educating and training the next generation of Asian policymakers and leaders. Its objectives are to raise the standards of governance throughout the region, improve the lives of the region's people and, in so doing, contribute to the transformation of Asia.