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Join Orange & Teal's Saturday Conversations if you are not active in civil society yet curious about political participation in Singapore. Time: 3-5pm Date: 6th April 2024, Saturday Venue: Orange & Teal, Rochester Mall Speakers: Walid Jumblatt Abdullah & Ng Kok Hoe No. 3 on The Straits Times weekly bestsellers list (30 March 204), "We Are Not the Enemy" is an informative portal into the causes that Singaporeans care for. For the next two Saturdays, 3pm to 5pm, Orange & Teal (Rochester Mall) will host conversations with Singaporeans who have written for this book. This Saturday, 6 April 2024, join academics Walid Jumblatt Abdullah and Ng Kok Hoe for "The Community and Culture I Want to Build", where they present key takeaways from the book, and discuss active citizenry and political participation. Walid is an academic and political scientist. He is the host of Teh Tarik With Walid, an online show where he hosts politicians and political influencers, engaging them in a dialogue. He researches on Southeast Asian Politics, especially the relationships between religion and the state. He is the author of Islam in A Secular State: Muslim Activism in Singapore, published by Amsterdam University Press in 2021. He has also published many articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals. Kok Hoe is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Case Insights Unit at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He also founded the Social Inclusion Project at LKYSPP in 2020, a research programme dedicated to analysing how public policies shape opportunities for participation. He received his PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he was a UK Commonwealth Scholar and won the Titmuss Prize. His research is concerned with income security, minimum income standards, housing policy and homelessness. He led the first nationwide street count of homelessness in Singapore and is co-editor of the book They told us to move: Dakota—Cassia (Ethos Books, 2019), which examines the impact of relocation on a social housing community.

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