ROUNDTABLE KEYNOTE PANELLISTS
Professor Lily Kong is SMU’s President and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences. Professor Kong is SMU’s fifth President, and the first Singaporean to lead the 19-year old university. She is also the first Singaporean woman to head a university in Singapore. She was previously Provost of SMU, Vice Provost and Vice President at the National University of Singapore (in various portfolios), and Executive Vice President (Academic) of Yale-NUS College. Professor Kong is widely known for her research on religion, cultural policy and creative economy, urban heritage and conservation, and national identity.
Dr. Huey-Jen Su is currently a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Health of the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Dr. Su has engaged most of her research efforts on the topic of air pollution related health effects, with particular emphasis on the rising global concerns on airborne microbial hazards. She was an expert committee member for preparing the report of “WHO Guidance for Biological Agents in the Indoor Environment”.
Prof. Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail is a woman of many firsts. She currently serves as the first female Vice-Chancellor (VC), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and first female VC of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in 2012, making her the first woman to be appointed twice as the VC of a public university. She served as the country’s first female Director-General of Higher Education and is currently the first female President of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (2016-2019).
Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono was inaugurated as Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) on 26 May 2017 for the term of office between 2017-2022 after elected in a series of Selection and Election process of Rector of UGM that was conducted in early 2017. He was born in Kebumen, Central Java, on 1 June 1960, graduating from Chemical Engineering Department at Faculty of Engineering UGM in 1986 and soon became assistant lecturer in that Department. Later he earned both his Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, respectively in 1990 and 1993. His doctoral dissertation was entitled Concentration Difference Heat Pump Using Fusion and Freezing Processes.
Andrew Petter is President and Vice Chancellor of Simon Fraser University and Professor in its School of Public Policy. Prior to joining SFU in 2010, he was Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of
Victoria where he served as Dean from 2001 to 2008. From 1991 to 2001, Professor Petter served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia and held numerous cabinet portfolios, including Advanced Education, Intergovernmental Relations and Attorney General.