Singapore’s innovative response to its rough and vulnerable beginning has shaped the first 50 years of the island country, Michael Sherraden said Wednesday, speaking to a crowd gathered at the National University of Singapore for his public lecture marking Singapore’s 50th Anniversary as an independent nation.
“Socially, in sharp contrast to 50 years ago, the population is well-housed,” said Sherraden, who is the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and the S.R. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Sherraden also is the director of the Center for Social Development and of the Next Age Institute at Washington University. Next Age Institute is a McDonnell International Scholars Academy partnership between WUSTL and NUS.
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