What do American thought leader and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jim Leach, prominent artist pair Gregory Burns and Angie Tan-Burns, and a group of Singapore contemporary dance artists from the Maya Dance Theatre have in common? They all play a part in building relationships between Singaporeans and the world communities.
In partnering the SIF to build stronger people-to-people ties between Singapore and the US through cross-cultural conversations and collaborations, they have nurtured international friendships “rooted in personal connections, relationships and the shared belief in working for a better world” said Ms Euleen Goh, Chairman of the SIF at the inaugural SIF Connects! Washington DC, on 14 November 2013.
The evening also provided an opportunity for those present to gain an appreciation of Singapore or relive their Singapore experience through works of art, performances and food. Organised in partnership with and hosted by the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC, the event brought together some 80 FOS and Singaporeans in an evening of friendship and cultural exchange.