PHOTOS & VIDEO - The Great Convergence: Asia, the West and the Logic of One World (John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture)

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Foreign Policy Association
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture

Event Details

Date:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Location:
Hearst Tower
300 West 57th Street , entrance on 8th Avenue between 56th and 57th Street
44th Floor
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

Professor Kishore Mahbubani will be speaking on his new book, entitled "The Great Convergence: Asia, the West and the Logic of One World" at the John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture.

Professor Kishore Mahbubani’s writing has appeared in many publications, including Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, and The New York Times. His books have been widely translated throughout the world.  He continues to serve on Boards and Councils of several institutions in Singapore, Europe, and North America, including the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council and the Yale President’s Council on International Activities.

The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 2002 in memory of John B. Hurford, a devoted Director of the Foreign Policy Association.

John B. Hurford was an internationalist and philanthropist who played an important role in a number of organizations devoted to international affairs including the Foreign Policy Association.

 

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Event Speakers

    • Kishore Mahbubani - Speaker
      Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

      Kishore Mahbubani was appointed inaugural dean of the Lee Kuan School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore in 2004.  The school was established to address economic and social policy challenges in developing and transitional economies. 

      A career diplomat, Kishore Mahbubani served in Cambodia during the war years of 1973 and 1974, in Malaysia from 1976 to 1979, and in the United States from 1982 to 1989.  He returned to New York in 1988 as ambassador to the United Nations.  In January 2001 and May 2002, he was president of the U.N. Security Council.

      Professor Kishore Mahbubani’s writing has appeared in many publications, including Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, and The New York Times. His books have been widely translated throughout the world.  He continues to serve on Boards and Councils of several institutions in Singapore, Europe, and North America, including the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council and the Yale President’s Council on International Activities.

      The Singapore government honored him in 1998 with its Public Administration Medal.  The Financial Times listed him in 2009 among the world’s top 50 individuals shaping debates about the future of capitalism.  In 2010 and 2011 Foreign Policy recognized him as a Top Global Thinker.

    • Kishore Mahbubani