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A seminar on Population, Immigration and Identity -- Challenges faced by Singapore

Dear Fellow Postgrads,

GSS in collobaration with Singapore Loving and Giving Societyis proud to present to you -

A seminar on Population, Immigration and Identity -- Challenges faced by Singapore

Speaking language: Mandarin (华语)

Date: 21 Apr 2012 Time: 14:30-16:30

For Registration -Online:

- Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Tel: 9328 8007, 9126 1002

Guest Speaker: Prof. Kuo Chen-Yu, Eddie

Emeritus Professor of Nanyang Technological University, Director of UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies, SIM University

Guest Host: Dr. Zhou Zhaocheng

Chief Editor of Lianhe Zaobao Online amp; Chief Editor of column Crossroads with Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore Press Holdings

Population is the foundation of civilization, and it also brings pressure to the modern society. Therefore, immigration, while bringing prosperity and diversity, may pose as a challenge in some countries. On the other hand, new immigrants often find it difficult to form an identity and to integrate with local community. In the seminar, Prof. Kuo Chen-Yu will illustrate the relationship among population, immigration and development of Singapore Society. Prof. Kuo will also illustrate the influence of new immigration policy for different immigrants. Finally, Prof. Kuo will discuss the importance of identity for new immigrants to integrate themselves into local community.

Note: For email registration, please include your name, contact number and status (citizen, PR, Employ Pass, Work Pass, Student Pass and so on).

Venue: STI Auditorium, 168 Robinson Road, Capital Tower, Singapore 068912 (Exit F of Tanjong Pagar MRT station)

Biography of Prof. Kuo Chen-Yu, Eddie

Eddie C. Y. Kuo is Professor Emeritus and Founding Dean (1992-2003) of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at NTU, and a former member of NTU Council (2003-06). In 2003-05, he was appointed (founding) Interim Dean of the new School of Humanities amp; Social Sciences at NTU to plan and set up the new school. Before joining NTU, Prof Kuo had served as Head of Sociology Department, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies, and Head of Mass Communication Department at the NUS. He is currently Academic Advisor to SIM University, Singapore, and serves in the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), Oxford University, UK. A sociologist by training, Professor Kuo’s research interests include communication policy and planning, new media and globalization, sociology of multilingualism, and emergent perspectives in Asian communication. He has published in Journal of Communication, Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Psychology, Anthropological Linguistics, International Journal of Sociology of language, Marriage and the Family, The Information Society, Asian Survey, and Asian Journal of Communication. Prof. Kuo is the founding editor of Asian Journal of Communication (1990-2010). He has

also served on the editorial/advisory boards of The Information Society (USA), Telematics and Informatics (The Netherlands), Journal of Asia-Pacific Communication (USA), Journal of Development Communication (Malaysia), Journal of International Communication (Australia), and Mass Communication Research (Taiwan). He was Vice President of International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR) in 2000-04, and currently Honorary Chairman of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore.

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