The ICCS 2022 Community Dialogue took place on 5 Sep 2022, one day before ICCS, at Wisma Geylang Serai.
It explored key constructs, impact models and ground-up approaches on questions such as: how can we be inclusive and build bridges between different communities in an increasingly complex and diverse social landscape, and how can we inspire change for the better.
Community Dialogue in session on 5 Sep 2022 at Wisma Geylang Serai in Singapore.
Dr Julian Hargreaves
Director of Research at The Woolf Institute
He holds an MRes (Distinction) in Criminology and a PhD in Applied Social Science, both from Lancaster University. His research interests include ethnic and religious minority communities; diversity, integration and cohesion; Islamophobia and Antisemitism; counter-extremism and counterterrorism; social research methods; and policy-related research. As part of his work at the Woolf Institute, he teaches on the MPhil in Middle Eastern and Asian Studies (Pathway A: Muslim-Jewish Relations), University of Cambridge. He is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, a Research Associate at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Islamic Studies. At the Woolf Institute, Julian has led the research and analysis on various projects including the Diversity Study of England and Wales 2020 (the UK’s largest known study of diversity).
Ms See Guat Kwee
Author, interfaith bridgebuilder and facilitator
She holds a Master of Arts in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations from Hartford International University of Religion and Peace, CT USA (previously Hartford Seminary). Her book, Christian-Muslim Relations in Singapore from Independence to Post 9/11 was published in 2019. She was founding Chairperson for the Centre for Interfaith Understanding, Singapore (2020-2022) and is currently its Board Member. She has been creating safe spaces for conversation for more than a decade using the circle process.
Dr Mathew Mathews
Principal Research Fellow and the Head of the Social Lab at the Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
He has been involved in over 50 research projects examining social policy issues including race, religion, immigrant relations, family and poverty. Together with his colleagues, he recently released a report on the second wave of the CNA-IPS survey on race relations. He also led the IPS-OnePeople.sg Indicators of Racial and Religious Harmony study and other studies examining inclusion issues. Dr Mathew is on the boards of OnePeople.sg and the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, and Families for Life Council.