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conférenciers du USLS 2018

Le USLS accueille quelques coaches de vie mondialement connus et des conférenciers motivationnels qui croient que les jeunes universitaires ont assez de sagesse et de pouvoir en eux pour faire ce qu’ils veulent de leur vie. Nos conférenciers motivationnels ont gagné du succès et de la reconnaissance internationale pour leur travail humanitaire. Leurs histoires inspirantes de survie face à l'adversité et la perte d'espoir prouvent la force extraordinaire de l'esprit humain. Ces humanitaires reconnaissent le fait qu'il y a des personnes qui ont été laissées de côté par notre régime, des personnes qui ont vu leurs droits violés et qui méritent notre aide et compassion. Leur travail et persévérance servent comme inspiration pour beaucoup d'entre nous. Voici ci-dessous un court résumé de quelques-uns de nos francs et fervents conférenciers motivationnels qui ont réalisé des discours réellement inspirants.


Kishore Mahbubani
Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and
Professor in the Practice of Policy
National University of Singapore


Professor Kishore Mahbubani is Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, where he also served as Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy from 2004 to 2017. Concurrently, Prof Mahbubani serves in the Boards and Councils of institutions around the world, including the Yale President's Council on International Activities (PCIA), University of Bocconi International Advisory Committee, World Economic Forum - Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics and as Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Nominating Committee. Before that, he enjoyed a long career with the Singapore Foreign Service from 1971 to 2004. He had postings in Cambodia (where he served during the war in 1973-74), Malaysia, Washington DC and New York, where he served two stints as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN and as President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He was Permanent Secretary at the Singapore Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998. He also served as a member of Commission of Eminent Persons under the chairmanship of the former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo to advice the International Atomic Energy Agency from 2007 to 2008.

Prof Mahbubani has spoken and published globally. He is the author of Can Asians Think?, Beyond The Age Of Innocence, The New Asian Hemisphere, The Great Convergence (which was selected by the Financial Times as one of the best books of 2013) and Can Singapore Survive?, and co-author of The ASEAN Miracle. His latest book, Has the West Lost it? A Provocation will be released in April 2018. More information on his writings can be found at www.mahbubani.net.

Prof Mahbubani was awarded the President’s Scholarship in 1967. He graduated with a First Class honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Singapore in 1971. From Dalhousie University, Canada, he received a Masters degree in Philosophy in 1976 and an honorary doctorate in 1995. He spent a year as a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 1991 to 1992. Prof Mahbubani was conferred The Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government in 1998. He was listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines in September 2005, and included in the March 2009 Financial Times list of Top 50 individuals who would shape the debate on the future of capitalism. He was selected as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, he was described as “the muse of the Asian century”. Most recently, he was selected by Prospect magazine as one of the top 50 world thinkers for 2014.
Professor Tan Eng Chye
President
National University of Singapore


Professor Tan Eng Chye is the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) 5th President and he will be the 23rd leader to head Singapore’s oldest higher education institution, which traces its roots to a modest medical school founded in 1905.

Prof Tan obtained his Bachelor in Mathematics at NUS and his PhD at Yale University. He joined NUS as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics in 1985. Prof Tan's research interests are in the Representation Theory of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras, and Invariant Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics.

Prof Tan was a pioneer architect of the current academic system in NUS, and has seeded many initiatives such as the Special Programme in Science, University Scholars Programme, University Town Residential College Programme, Grade-free Scheme, Technology-enhanced Education, etc.
Geraldine Cox
President and Founder
Sunrise, Cambodia


Geraldine Cox, started her career with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs in 1970. Her first posting was to Phnom Penh, where she experienced life in a country at war when the Vietnam War spilled over into Cambodia. After resigning from the government in 1987 she worked for 8 years with the Chase Manhattan Bank in Sydney before deciding to live in Cambodia in 1996.

Geraldine’s original experiences in Cambodia never left her and on a return visit in 1993 she became involved in helping an orphaned Cambodian child. From that small beginning Geraldine co- founded what is now the Sunrise Children’s Villages.

Pan MacMillan published Geraldine’s autobiography, Home is Where the Heart Is in 2000 and Hollywood bought the rights to make a feature film based on her book. The documentary, My Khmer Heart, won the Hollywood Fil Festival Documentary of the Year Award in 2000 and has since been bought and screened by HBO and Discovery Cable Channels.

Geraldine will share her extraordinary life and it will truly inspire you. Her story will make you laugh, cry and most of all, think.
David Begbie
Founder
Crossroads Foundation, Hong Kong


David Begbie, the founder of crossroads, a NGO that aims to connect those in need with people who can help, identifies himself as being an ordinary man who stumbled upon a need in the world and found his calling. After founding Crossroads, David has become a world leader for humanitarian issues and has dedicated his life to finding the need in the world and helping to meet it. Through the simulations, his organization has created, he has changed people’s lives in a matter of minutes. David has witnessed millionaires cry, people standing up to take charge and become inspired to make a difference. David is a down to earth, driven and a committed individual.

Over the past 12 years David has become the spokesperson fir Crossroads. He has been a guest at TED, where ideas worth spreading are shared. Through the press, business corporations and the United Nations events he has spoken about his work. He represented his work in South East Asia, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, African and the United States.

In 2007, David received the Hong Kong Humanity Award to honour his outstanding humanitarian contribution. Each year, many attendees of the World Economic Forum, such as UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, British tycoon, Sir Richard Branson participated in his simulation exercise. David continues his passion on charging people’s lives and rising world-wide awareness for global issues. David will speak on what young people could do to help those in need.
Tim Peters
Helping Hands, Korea


Tim Peters, an American is known to many as the world’s most visible advocate for human rights in North Korea. Peters has devoted himself to helping North Koreans in crisis escape the oppression from their government and its regulations. In 1996, Tim Peters founded Helping Hands Korea and officially committed himself to actively helping North Koreans by partnering with like-minded individuals. In the face of public criticism, the never ending challenges and the risk Peters faces each day he has never wavered his dedication, faith and support for the refugees he helps.

As an American, Tim Peters has given three testimonials to the United Sates Congress and has pressured the government to take action and step in. Finally in 2005, the American government accepted its first North Korea refugee. In 2007, Peters was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and was shortlisted as a finalist. In 2008, Peters was awarded the Stephen’s Prize from the Norwegian NGO “Norwegian Mission to the East.” Peters has been recognized by many international publications including TIME magazine which did a cover story on him.

Peters appears as a soft-spoken individual but the power and commitment he possess makes him an influential leader. Each day, Peters faces the risk of getting caught, possibly killed but his commitment of bettering the North Koreans lives outweigh the possible consequences. Today, Peters still continues to help North Korean’s refugees. He will share on his works of helping the North Korea refugees at the USLS.
Professor Peter Mathieson
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Hong Kong


Professor Mathieson was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He attended a state grammar school in Penzance, Cornwall, becoming Head Boy in 1977. He was awarded an unconditional offer of a place to read Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College in 1978 and graduated from the University of London with First Class Honours in 1983. After junior medical posts in London, he obtained a research training fellowship from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to study at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1992.

Professor Mathieson then became Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge. After a further MRC fellowship he moved to Bristol in 1995 as the foundation Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust.

He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999. Between 2003 and 2007 he chaired the Research Grants Committee of Kidney Research UK. He was a member of the Renal Association Clinical Trials committee from 1996 to 2007 and the Chairman between 2000 and 2003. In 2007 he was elected as President of the Renal Association (the youngest in its history) in a competitive election by its membership and also became Head of the University Department of Clinical Science at North Bristol. In the same year he was appointed Director of Research & Development for the North Bristol NHS Trust. He served the full three-year term as President of the Renal Association and remained a Trustee for a further two years as Immediate Past-President.

In 2008 Professor Mathieson was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Bristol. Following the formation of Bristol Health Partners, he was appointed the founding Director in May 2012, a role which he undertook alongside the role of Dean.

In February 2018 Professor Mathieson will take up office as Principal of the University of Edinburgh.
Professor Ian Jacobs
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of New South Wales, Australia


Professor Ian Jacobs has been President and Vice-Chancellor of UNSW Australia since February 2015. Prior to this he was based in the UK as Dean of Medicine at University College London from 2009-2011 and Vice President of the University of Manchester from 2011-2015.

He studied medicine at Cambridge University and the University of London before specialising in surgical treatment of women’s cancers at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and University College Hospital in London. In the last 30 years he led a research team working on the early detection and risk prediction of cancer focusing particularly on screening for ovarian cancer which had led to grant awards of more than £50m, over 400 publications and an H-Index of more than 70.

In 2005 Professor Jacobs established the Uganda Women’s Health Initiative which conducts a series of projects in Uganda, including a screening programme for cervical cancer. He has been President of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology. He is Emeritus Trustee of the Eve Appeal Charity which he founded in 1985 and a non-Executive Director of Abcodia Ltd, a medical diagnostics company he founded as a spin out from his research in 2010.

Since joining UNSW in February 2015 Professor Jacobs has taken on a number of additional roles in Australia including: Honorary Senior Principal Research Fellow of the Garvan Institute; Board member of Research Australia; Chair of the Australian Conservation Foundation¹s Leadership Forum for Energy Transition; board member of the Business / Higher Education Round Table Board (BHERT); Lead Vice-Chancellor for Universities Australia on Equity and Diversity; Chair of the Sydney Partnership for Health Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE); and Deputy Chair of Group of 8 Universities.
Francis Kong
Auteur et conférencier motivationnel
Philippines


Francis J. Kong est un conférencier très respecté aux Philippines et a gagné de l’honneur en tant que finaliste des The Outstanding Filipino Awards en 2014. Francis est un homme d'affaires, chroniqueur, radiodiffuseur, écrivain et conférencier motivationnel.

En tant qu'entrepreneur, Francis s'y connaît très bien dans le secteur de la production industrielle et de distribution. Il a fondé et mené une célèbre marque de vêtement pendant 17 ans. Il s'est aussi aventuré dans la vente au détail d'une marque fashion italienne et a géré les opérations et le marketing pendant plusieurs années. Francis a aussi fondé Funworks Inc. et Success Options Inc. qui a débuté en tant que firme d'édition et offre actuellement de la formation et des conseils de développement dans le travail, la vie et le business. Il est aussi co-fondateur de Inspire, une société de conseil leadership.

En tant que conseiller en affaires, Francis est considéré comme un des meilleurs dans quelques tops entreprises du pays. En tant que coach personnel, Francis a conseillé plusieurs top entreprises leaders du pays. Et en tant qu'animateur, Francis dirige un programme radio appelée Business Matters sur DZFE-FM 98.7.

Francis, dans sa facette de conférencier et formateur, fait en moyenne 300 discours par an dans des séminaires et conférences aussi bien aux Philippines comme à l'étranger. Et en tant qu'écrivain, il a écrit 18 livres.

Francis a gagné le Anvil Award for Excellence pour la mise en scène de Dr. John Maxwell Seminar Series, Gold Quill Award pour le meilleur speech publique décerné par International Association Business Communicators.

Francis a notamment complété le cours ‘Apologetics and Philosophy’ à l'université d'Oxford et le séminaire ‘Managing Yourself and Leading Others’ à Harvard.
Simerjeet Singh
Orateur motivationnel international et coach de performance
Inde


Simerjeet Singh est un orateur motivationnel international très réclamé qui aide les jeunes étudiants à apprendre à écouter leur "moi intérieur" au milieu des bruits des opinions publiques. Pendant les dix dernières années, il s'est associé avec plus de 200 organisations du monde entier pour les aider à atteindre un autre niveau de succès.

Sa mission est d'aider les jeunes mentalités à définir leur propre compréhension de succès et de célébrer leur "moi intérieur". Ses discours et sessions interactives offrent une perspective fraîche du sens de la vie, cultivé grâce à dix ans de travail avec des entreprises, centres d'éducation et des organisations à but non lucratif au niveau mondial.

L'expérience de Simerjeet est peu conventionnelle, tout comme son approche réflexive. Il croit que c'est la sagesse peu conventionnelle qui touchera le plus les jeunes personnes. Il a choisi de quitter sa brillante carrière dans l'hôtellerie pour poursuivre son rêve. En partageant ce qu'il a appris de son expérience, il inspire des étudiants et des jeunes à exploiter leur propre pouvoir pour poursuivre leur rêve.

Il croit au plus profond de lui que pour tous les habitants du monde entier ont beaucoup plus à l'intérieur de nous que ce qu'ils utilisent réellement. Le but de Simerjeet est d'aider son audience premièrement à identifier quels sont leurs points forts et ensuite de faire naître la motivation en eux, en leur permettant d'exploiter le pouvoir de ces points forts pour atteindre leur succès.