FPA Asia Report Release “A China Agenda For the Biden Administration” in conversation with Kishore Mahbubani, National University of Singapore.


Event Details

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

With a new administration in Washington there is an opportunity to recalibrate U.S. strategy for China to reflect today’s reality: an increasingly rich, technically advanced, and confident China that is also the military power in the Indo-Pacific, eyeball to eyeball with the United States that still has vital national interests in that region. Navigating the U.S. / China relationship is the most consequential foreign policy issue of our time and the reason the FPA has published this report by Sarwar Kashmeri, an FPA Fellow, author of “China’s Grand Strategy, Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy,” an FPA Centennial book, and host of the widely followed video-podcasts Polaris-Live.
This report was informed by conversations held on Polaris-Live between January and May 2021 with leading U.S.-China experts from Asia, the EU, and the U.S. about their thoughts regarding what should be key agenda items that they would propose to President Biden’s team to improve the relationship between the two superpowers. Kashmeri’s narrative draws upon these expert views from across the political spectrum and from around the world.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 8.30 PM (ET) for the Asia launch of this important FPA report—a conversation between Professor Kishore Mahbubani, noted author, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, and Sarwar Kashmeri. FPA President Noel V. Lateef will introduce the event.

Event Speakers

    • Kishore Mahbubani - Host
      National University of Singapore

      Kishore Mahbubani has dedicated five decades of his life to public service. In his 33 years as a Singapore diplomat, Kishore took on many challenging assignments, serving for example in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 1973/74 during the war. He also served two stints as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN (1984-1989 and 1998-2004). He also held the position of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998. He was also conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singaporean Government in 1998.

      Kishore had an equally illustrious career in academia. He was appointed the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in August 2004. Despite his heavy administrative duties, Kishore proved to be a prolific author. He has published eight books, including Can Asians Think? and Has China Won?.

      Kishore has received global recognition for his intellectual contributions, having been listed several times in the list of top global thinkers by Foreign Policy and Prospect Magazines. The citation for the US Foreign Policy Association Medal he received in June 2004 said: “a gifted diplomat, a student of history and philosophy, a provocative writer and an intuitive thinker.”


    • Sarwar Kashmeri - Speaker
      Fellow, FPA

      Sarwar Kashmeri is an international relations specialist, author, and commentator, noted for his expertise on U.S. global strategy and national security. He speaks frequently before business, foreign policy and military audiences. 


      Full Bio: https://kashmeri.com/about-sarwar-kashmeri/


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