Prof Chan Heng Chee is a political scientist and diplomat. She is currently Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre of Innovative Cities, SUTD and an Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affair Singapore. She is Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council Singapore and a member of the Science of Cities Committee in the National Research Foundation. Previously, she was Singapore Ambassador to the United States (1996-2012). Prof Chan has lectured and published on political and social change and international politics in Asia. She has just completed a manuscript as co-author on "Singapore's Multiculturalism". In recently years, she works on the Future of Asia Cities.