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One of the four “Asian Tigers” that took the world by storm in the 1980s, Singapore conducts significant trade with the United States, with whom it has a Free Trade Agreement. (The U.S. balance of trade with Singapore was $12.9 billion in 2013, with total U.S. exports valued at $30.1 billion.) In September 2013, during a trip to present a conference paper in Singapore, UCLA Vice Provost for International Studies Cindy Fan met with alumni leaders to discuss UCLA's global strategy.

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Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh and Vice Provost Cindy Fan visit Singapore

One of the four “Asian Tigers” that took the world by storm in the 1980s, Singapore conducts significant trade with the United States, with whom it has a Free Trade Agreement. (The U.S. balance of trade with Singapore was $12.9 billion in 2013, with total U.S. exports valued at $30.1 billion.) In September 2013, during a trip to present a conference paper in Singapore, UCLA Vice Provost for International Studies Cindy Fan met with alumni leaders to discuss UCLA’s global strategy.

From left to right: Patricia Reed, Jennifer Loh, Steve Chu, and Cindy Fan.
From left to right: Patricia Reed, Jennifer Loh, Steve Chu, and Cindy Fan.
From left to right: Alam Kam Leung Chan, Bertil Andersson, Sam Guo, Min Zhou and Scott Waugh.
From left to right: Alam Kam Leung Chan, Bertil Andersson, Sam Guo, Min Zhou and Scott Waugh.

Two months later, on his way to present a conference paper in Taiwan, UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh traveled to Singapore to forge deeper ties with UCLA alumni and local universities. On November 14, he attended a festive alumni reception hosted by UCLA parent Deepak Sharma. With over 200 alumni from the city state, Bruin alums created an official Singapore UCLA Alumni Association in 2012, but have had an active alumni club dating back to 2002.

From left to right: Deepak Sharma, Steve Chu, Scott Waugh, KB Tan, Jennifer Loh, Kevin Leong, Shauna Roolvink, Derek Ewell and Alex Chan.
From left to right: Deepak Sharma, Steve Chu, Scott Waugh, KB Tan, Jennifer Loh, Kevin Leong, Shauna Roolvink, Derek Ewell and Alex Chan.
 
 

Executive Vice Chancellor Waugh also visited Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the second largest public university in Singapore and one of UCLA’s partner universities. There, he met with Bertil Andersson, president of NTU; Alan Kam Leung Chan, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Shirley Sun, associate professor of sociology; and Sam Guo, deputy director of the NTU Centre for Public Administration. Min Zhou, UCLA professor of sociology and Asian American studies, was currently on leave at NTU and hosted a dinner for the Executive Vice Chancellor and his NTU peers.

 
 
 
 

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