The College of Integrative Studies and the Wee Kim Wee Centre are delighted to announce the 8th Annual SMU-Soka International Peace Symposium scheduled for 2 February 2024. This symposium, an annual event rooted in the Big Questions module of Singapore Management University’s Core Curriculum, is designed to encourage public engagement and discourse on relevant issues in the contemporary world.

This year's symposium, titled “Happiness in Times of Crisis: Pain, Precarity, and Planetary Suffering”, delves into the intricate relationships between achieving happiness and well-being during periods of adversity and crisis. Utilising a multidisciplinary approach that involves experts in academics, policymaking, activism, creative practices, and industries, the event serves as a platform for collective learning and constructive dialogue, fostering a deeper understanding of how we can expand the frontiers of our knowledge in the pursuit of happiness.

2 February 2024 (Friday)

9.30am to 4.00pm
Panel Discussions

4.30pm to 6.00pm 
Online Keynote Lecture by Professor Bruce Hood

Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
School of Accountancy, Level 2

Organised by
the College of Integrative Studies and
the Wee Kim Wee Centre

Supported by Soka Gakkai Singapore



College of Integrative Studies
Singapore Management University
10 Canning Rise, Singapore 179873