Prof Kevin Tan Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with Prof Kevin Tan

Dear Members

Our first fireside chat of 2016 begins with a chat with Prof Kevin Tan of the Law Faculty at NUS. Prof Tan will be speaking on the following topic.

Electoral Politics and Constitutional Tensions

Between 1965 and 2006, the Singapore Constitution was amended more than 40 times creating several unique institutions like the GRC, the NCMP and the Elected President. While these various institutions dealt superficially with the problems of democratic representation in a single-party dominant state, recent trends in voter behaviour have exposed the serious weaknesses of some of these institutional arrangements, prompting calls for constitutional reforms. Kevin Tan, a scholar of constitutional law and who writes also on history and politics, explores how voting in recent elections – parliamentary and presidential – seriously challenge the assumptions upon which some of these institutions were built and proposes some radical reforms.

Date: 21 January 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: 6B Cluny Park, Singapore 259615.
Please enter via Bukit Timah Road (by Cluny Court or the Botanical Gardens MRT) or Tyersall Road. Please do not go to 6B Cluny Road. If you have a map application, please enter the postal code 259615.
Price: $20 for Members, $30 for Guests.
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Chatham House Rules apply
Fri Jan 15, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
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