Ambassador Chan Heng Chee: Singapore & The World
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (29 May 2013)

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Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry and Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).  She was appointed a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights in July 2012.

Ambassador joined the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore in 2012 and the Board of Governors of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in January 2013.  She was appointed Singapore’s representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) on 1 Nov 2012.

Ambassador was elected to the Asia Society Board of Trustees in Oct 2012.  She joined the Board of the Lowy Institute in 2013.

Ambassador Chan served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States from July 1996 to 14 July 2012.  She was Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1989 to 1991 and was concurrently High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico.  

When Ambassador Chan left Washington at the end of her appointment, she received the Inaugural Asia Society Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award, the Inaugural Foreign Policy Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award 2012 and the United States Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.

Ambassador Chan holds a B.Soc.Sc (Hons) First Class from the National University of Singapore, a M.A. from Cornell University and a Ph.D from the National University of Singapore.



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29 May 2013
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
Venue: The Auditorium
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