Past Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series

The Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series (JCDSS) at Sunway University seeks to give the community and the public an opportunity to listen to outstanding experts speak on a variety of issues, providing a platform for intellectual discourse and lifelong learning.

This is one of the many activities which Sunway University has embarked on to further boost its Social Responsibility efforts in education. All public lectures under the Series are free and open to the public. All are invited.

 

Past Lectures

17 Aug

A World of Three Zeros: Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit. For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”

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09 Aug

Life in the Anthropocene: The Challenges of Managing Environmental Hazards and Risks

From flooding and drought to destructive cyclones and atmospheric hazards, such events are increasingly cast as heralds of a new era in earth’s history, the so-called Anthropocene, in which we have only ourselves to blame and scientific experts to save us from the consequences of human-induced climate change.

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31 May

MIT: Understanding Human Intelligence to Train People and Machines to Think

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has always applied its talents toward building a better world through education, scientific discovery, and advances in technology. Now the Institute is redoubling its efforts to improve teaching methods and learning outcomes, extend educational opportunities to millions of students around the world.

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09 Mar

How Genomics Is Changing Medicine

Technological innovation has dramatically reduced the cost of genome sequencing. It is now affordable to sequence DNA from people, cancers and pathogens, and this will have major implications for health.

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