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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Futures Thinking and Public Policy —A Case from Singapore and Implications for Japan September 29, 2021

GraSPP Research Seminar

Public Management Seminar Series
Seminar No. 1

Futures Thinking and Public Policy

A Case from Singapore and Implications for Japan

Ms. Cheryl Chung, National University of Singapore

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

18:00 – 19:30 (Japan Standard Time)


Abstract: How should a government respond to an operating environment in which many of its long-standing assumptions and beliefs are being challenged, often in unexpected and disruptive ways? Incorporating futures thinking into the public policy process can be one way that governments try to design for resilience, not just efficiency. In this talk, Cheryl Chung will explore what futures thinking looks in the public policy context, share some strengths and challenges from the Singapore case and explore the implications for Japan.


About the speaker: Cheryl Chung is the Programme Director of Executive Education Singapore Futures at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She joined the School in 2015 to head its strategic planning and government relations functions. Prior to her transition to the higher education sector, Cheryl worked in the Singapore Government where she led futures projects across several ministry portfolios. Her detailed bio can be found here:


Venue Online (Zoom)

A URL link will be emailed to the registrants by the day before the event.

The Zoom session may be recorded for administrative purposes; it will not be broadcast. Recording by the audience is not permitted. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.  

Language In English. English⇔Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the seminar. 
Moderator Associate Professor Naomi Aoki
Registration Required by September 27. Please register using the QR code above or the link below:

Admission fee Not required
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