The 2019 S T Lee Public Policy lecture, organised by the Centre for Science and Policy, was delivered by Jacqueline Poh, Deputy Secretary, Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore. In ‘Prospero’s Practicum’ Poh provides an authoritative account of the Singaporean experience of technological development and management, and the key role of policy in defining how the technologies of the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ interact with and impact citizens’ lives.
Jacqueline Poh's lecture describes local forms of creating and using of new technologies; the circulation of ideas, people, and technologies in local cross-sectoral networks and internationally; and a culture of strategic preparation for the future at the whole-of-government level.
We are delighted to announce that the lecture is now accessible online here.
The S T Lee Public Policy lectures were established in 2003 thanks to a benefaction from Seng Tee Lee, Singaporean business executive, philanthropist and Honarary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Each lecture is organised by the Centre for Science and Policy and considers aspects of scientific, medical or technological research and developments that are likely to have significant implications for public policy over the next decade.