Date(s) - 06/15/17
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Southeast Asia is a region filled with economic and cultural dynamism. Yet significant challenges are also on the horizon for the ten member states that belong to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Maritime disputes in the South China Sea, an uptick in piracy in certain maritime corridors, and the potential for ISIS and other terrorist groups to carry out attacks all pose a threat to the stability of the region. Can ASEAN be a catalyst for peace in the South China Sea? How will domestic politics in countries like the Philippines and Myanmar impact ASEAN’s ability to promote peace and prosperity throughout the region?
Kishore Mahbubani’s new book, The ASEAN Miracle: A Catalyst for Peace, will be available for purchase and signing via The Book Cellar after the program.
Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Kishore Mahbubani is the dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. Concurrently, Mahbubani serves in the Boards and Councils of institutions around the world, including the Yale President’s Council on International Activities (PCIA), University of Bocconi International Advisory Committee, and as chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Nominating Committee. Before that, he enjoyed a long career with the Singapore Foreign Service from 1971 to 2004. He had postings in Cambodia (where he served during the war in 1973-74), Malaysia, Washington DC and New York, where he served two stints as Singapore’s ambassador to the UN and as president of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He was permanent secretary at the Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998.