Lubna member of board of LKY School

ABU DHABI - Shaikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, has been appointed as a member of the Governing Board of the Singaporean Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, or LKY School, which is considered a global leader in post-graduate public policy education.

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Published: Tue 30 Oct 2012, 11:18 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:50 PM

The school, which belongs to the National University of Singapore, has graduated many of Singapore’s and the world’s top officials. Lubna was chosen for her efforts and unique expertise in international trade and political economy.

Shaikha Lubna was the first Middle Eastern person to be associated with the university in such a way, joining a group of eminent international and Singapore leaders in the fields of government, industry and academia. Other board members include Ambassador Susan Schwab, former United States Trade Representative, Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Professor Victor Halberstadt, Professor of Economics at Holland’s Leiden University, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore and Professor Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the Board, who is the former Vice-Chancellor (President) of Hong Kong University.

Shaikha Lubna thanked the school and board members for providing her with the opportunity to be part of this important board and to partake in revising and contributing to the institution’s educational strategy.

LKY School has emerged as the third best-endowed school of public policy in the world, after Harvard Kennedy School and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. It currently has 400 students from over 50 countries drawn from various policy disciplines of government, civil society, media, law, and medicine. The School also has extensive partnerships with other renown public policy institutions, including the Hard Kennedy School, Peking University, Qinghua University and Tokyo University.

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