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Author Koh, Tommy T. B. (Tommy Thong Bee), 1937-
Title The Tommy Koh reader : favourite essays and lectures / Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Singapore.
Imprint Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, [2013]

Subject Koh, Tommy T. B. (Tommy Thong Bee), 1937- -- Political and social views.
Ambassadors -- Singapore.
Diplomats -- Singapore.
College teachers -- Singapore.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 529 pages, 97 unnumbered pages of plates)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword; Contents; 1. Family and Friends; A Tribute to My Mother; Memories of My Father; A Toast to President and Mrs Wee Kim Wee; Toasts to President S.R. Nathan on His 80th and 85th Birthdays; Eulogy for S. Rajaratnam; Conclusion; Eulogy for David Marshall; Goh Keng Swee: Ten Lessons from His Life; Lesson No. 1: Courage, Optimism and Can-Do Spirit; Lesson No. 2: Most Problems Have Solutions; Lesson No. 3: Defy Conventional Wisdom; Lesson No. 4: Build Institutions; Lesson No. 5: Focus on Singapore's Prosperity and Independence; Lesson No. 6: Respect and Help the Poor.
Lesson No. 7: Ideas Are ImportantLesson No. 8: Beyond Money and Material Things; Lesson No. 9: Lead a Simple and Frugal Life; Lesson No. 10: Never Stop Being Curious; George Yeo: A Man for All Seasons; In Defence of Lim Chong Yah; Freezing Salaries at the Top; Raising Wages at the Bottom; A Tribute to Wazir Singh; Wang Gungwu: Friend, Mentor and Role Model; 2. Milestones of Life and Career; What RI Taught Me; A Letter from Dean Griswold; Sir Jim Gower; A Letter from Dean Griswold; Harvard Law School; Passion of the Teachers; Harvard Case Class; Teaching Law in "The Grand Manner."
From Harvard to the UNLaw of the Sea; Earth Summit; Making Peace Between Russia and the Baltic States; Helping Cambodia; Love Affair with America; A Constitution for the Oceans; Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Opening for Signature of the 1982 UNCLOS; Making Peace Between Russia and the Baltics; Introduction; The Historical Background; Latvia; Lithuania; Break-up of the Russian Empire; The UN General Resolution 47/21 of 1992; The Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy; Role of UN Special Envoy; My Recommendations; Lithuania; Latvia; Estonia; Success of the Mission; Conclusion.
My Cambodian StoryGoodwill Delegation to Cambodia: 1965; A Magical Evening at Angkor Wat; Lon Nol Seizes Power; Cambodia's Seat at the UN: 1970; Cambodia's Seat Occupied by Khmer Rouge: 1975; Saving Cambodian Lives; Vietnam Invades Cambodia: 1978; ASEAN's Diplomatic Objectives; The Paris Conferences of 1989 and 1991; UNTAC; Mission Impossible; UNTAC: Lessons Learnt; Reflections; The ASEF Story: The First Three Years; PM Goh's Vision; The Period of Gestation; The Dublin Principles; Impressive Show of Support; The Process of Incorporation; The Birth of ASEF; First Board Meeting.
Evolution of the Board and GovernanceASEF's Management; ASEF's Mission; ASEF's Agenda; Interpreter; Convergence and Divergence; Flagship Projects; Landmark Projects; ASEF's Philosophy; Conclusion; Reflections on the Institute of Policy Studies; Introduction; Mandate from Patron; Role of IPS in Singapore; Launching Three Key Projects; Corporate Associates; Research and Publications on Singapore; IPS' External Wing; Singapore-Malaysia Relations; Singapore-US Relations; Singapore-Japan Relations; Singapore-Europe Relations; Singapore-UN Relations; Singapore-IMO Relations.
Summary Professor Tommy Koh is Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rector of Tembusu College, Special Adviser of the Institute of Policy Studies, and Chairman of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. In his distinguished career, Prof Koh has served as Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as Ambassador to the United States of America, as President of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee and the Main Committee of the UN Conference on Environment and Development. He was.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9814571105 (electronic bk.)
9789814571104 (electronic bk.)
9789814571074 (alk. paper)
9814571075 (alk. paper)
9789814571081 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9814571083 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 900687060
Additional Format Print version: Koh, Tommy T.B. (Tommy Thong Bee), 1937- Tommy Koh reader. 9789814571074 9814571075 (DLC) 2013041069