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Visit by CEO of the Danish Happiness Research Institute

25.05.2016  07:40
What makes a nation happy? To foster debate about the relationship between society and human wellbeing, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Mr. Meik Wiking is visiting Kuala Lumpur on 2-3 June as part of a Southeast Asia tour.

In collaboration with the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), the Embassy is proud to host a public event on 2 June with Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. Mr. Wiking will give a presentation on what makes Danes among the happiest people in the world, and engage in a debate about the relationship between society and wellbeing, and how to measure happiness.

Achieving and measuring happiness is of growing interest in Malaysia where the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister’s Department has introduced a Malaysian Well-being Index. To give the Malaysian perspective on the topic of measuring happiness, the Director of Macroeconomics at EPU, Ms. Zakiah Jaafar will present the results of EPU’s work with the Malaysian Well-being Index.

Mr. Wiking's visit to Malaysia is part of a joint effort among the Danish embassies in Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

Time and date: Thursday June 2 at INTAN National Institute of Public Administration, Bukit Kiara Persiaran Bunga Tanjung

08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening speeches by H.E. Ambassador Nicolai Ruge and INTAN
09:15 Presentation by Mr. Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute
10:00 Presentation by
the Director of Macroeconomics Ms. Zakiah Jaafar from Economic Planning Unit (EPU)
10:30 Discussion with the audience
11:00 End of event

RSVP: pveni@intanbk.intan.my

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