Jack Tsen-Ta Lee, the deputy research director of the Singapore Academy of Law and president of the Singapore Heritage Society, will present “Sense of Place: The Intersection between Built Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage in Singapore” at noon Monday, March 5 , in Room 342.
Lee is a visiting professor teaching in the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth’s International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy course.
“We’re excited and honored to have Dr. Lee with us for the next couple weeks,” said Julian Juergensmeyer, professor of law and Ben F. Johnson, Jr. Chair in Law. “Singapore is one of the top models for city planning in the face of growth and environmental challenges. Dr. Lee plays an integral role in Singapore’s legal community, the knowledge he brings is invaluable, and we’re fortunate to have him teach in the International Perspectives course.”
Lee also is partnering with the center to plan the upcoming Study Space Program in June. Study Space is a professional workshop that brings together scholars, government representatives and private sector professionals from around the world to develop solutions to legal, social and policy challenges facing urban areas. The theme of this year’s program is City Redevelopment, Infrastructure and Heritage in the Era of Climate Change and is in Singapore. Learn more>>
Lee previously taught law at Singapore Management University from 2008 to 2017 and prior to that was a litigator in Singapore for six years. He holds an LL.B. with honors from the National University of Singapore, an LL.M. from University College, London, and a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.