Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani in conversation with Vishakha N. Desai on U.S. Policy Towards Asia: An Asian Leader’s Advice for the Next American President.
The next President of the United States will face a much different world than in decades past. The spectacular rise of China and India - economically, politically, militarily, and culturally - are creating new realities across the region that have not yet been fully factored in to America's foreign policy. Many in Asia believe that America's policy leaders have not yet formulated a coherent strategy for how the US should engage with the world's most vibrant and fast growing region.
Please join us as noted foreign policy expert, Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani, shares his "advice" to the next President on US involvement in Asia- Asia Society
Vishakha N. Desai
Vishakha Desai is president and CEO of Asia Society, a leading global organization committed to strengthening partnerships among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the US. Desai sets the direction for the society’s diverse sets of programs, ranging from major US–Asia policy initiatives and national educational partnerships for global learning to groundbreaking art exhibitions and innovative Asian American performances. She has an international reputation for introducing contemporary Asian art in the US through critically acclaimed exhibitions and scholarly catalogues. Under her leadership, Asia Society has expanded the scope and scale of its activities, including opening new offices in India and Korea, the inauguration of a new center on US-China relations, and the development of new initiatives focusing on the environment, on Asian women leaders, and on partnerships among the next generation of exceptional leaders in Asia and the US.
Kishore Mahbubani is the Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. From 1971-2004 he served in the Singapore Foreign Ministry, where he was Permanent Secretary from 1993-1998, served twice as Singapore's Ambassador to the UN, and in January 2001 and May 2002 served as President of the UN Security Council.