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President's Speaker Series at Yale-NUS: President of Iceland, His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

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President of the Republic Of Iceland, His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will address the topic of "Clean Energy, Climate, and the Arctic" and take questions from the audience.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is the fifth president of the Republic of Iceland, currently serving his fifth term; he was first elected in 1996. President Grímsson earned his BA in economics and political science at the University of Manchester, England, in 1965 where he also completed his PhD thesis in political science five years later.

During his Presidency he has emphasised sustainable management of natural resources to control climate change, advocating the use of geothermal energy as a renewable, economically viable, and reliable resource.

President Grímsson has for a long time had good connections with countries in Asia, including India and China, and Presidents of both these countries have visited Iceland. Among many international awards he has received is the 2007 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding.


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Fri Nov 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM SGT
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Performance Hall, Yale-NUS College
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Yale-NUS College
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18 College Avenue West 138528 Singapore
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The Performance Hall is located at the main entrance to the College just next to the oculus and collecting pool. If you plan to drive, please park at the Stephen Riady Centre, walk out to College Avenue West, and continue up the street a short distance.
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Yale-NUS College
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