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    INSIGHT FORUM - Can Asia guide Biden on China? - Live Broadcast

    Insight Forum
    Webinar with Prof Kishore Mahbubani
    Can Asia guide Biden on China?

    A keynote by Prof Kishore Mahbubani, a top diplomat, academic, and global thinker

    As the US launches a geopolitical contest against China, Prof Mahbubani argues that China’s emergence cannot be stopped and a new US-China strategic balance is necessary. Asia has the most to lose if this doesn’t happen. Hence Asian states must speak out loudly and now.

    13 May, 2021 | 15:00-16:30

    Medium of language: English

    Professor Mahbubani
    Distinguished Fellow,

    Asia Research Institute National University of Singapore

    In his 33 years as a Singapore diplomat, Prof Mahbubani served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN and held the position of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998. He also served at the President of the UN Security Council.

    As an academic, Prof Mahbubani is the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. He was Dean from 2004 to 2017, and a Professor in the Practice of Public Policy from 2006 to 2019. In April 2019, he was elected as an honorary international member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which has honoured distinguished thinkers, including several of America’s founding fathers.

    He has published eight books. His latest book, Has China Won? was released in March 2020 to international acclaim. He is named one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines in September 2005, and included in the March 2009 Financial Times list of Top 50 individuals who would shape the debate on the future of capitalism. He was selected as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers in 2010 and 2011.