Symposium in Singapore
Symposium Singapore is a five-week discussion seminar program on reading classics and discussing about them. Our pilot program in 2015 involved sixteen admitted participants, five discussion leaders from Columbia University and a small operations team to manage logistics. During the five week intensive program, out participants will be able to immerse themselves in the ideas and philosophies put forth by those among the greatest thinkers of human civilization-St Augustine, Michel de Montaigne, Confucius, to name a few. We design the syllabus to ensure that the participants could put these different ideas and thinkers in conversation with each other. We also design our program to create a safe and formal intellectual environment for our participants to communicate their judgements and thoughts. At the end of the program, the participants will learn not just important communication and analytical skills but how to defend their ideas and challenge others.