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Kishore Mahbubani is Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He previously served for 33 years in Singapore's diplomatic service and is recognised as an expert on Asian and world affairs.


A Welcome Message from Kishore Mahbubani

The past two centuries of Western domination of world history have been a major historical aberration. All aberrations end eventually. Asia will return to centre stage again. However, many leading global minds cannot understand this because their mental maps have been trapped by narrow Western worldviews. The main goal of my writings is to awaken the world to the completely different historical era we are entering. My writings may take you out of your comfort zone but I hope they will help you to understand how different this century will be from previous centuries.

Recent Articles


[For the New Book The Great Convergence:
Asia, the West and the Logic of One World]

Book Review

By Lauren Madow, PD Magazine, Summer, 2013

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2013

By The Globalist, 29 December, 2013

Books of the Year

By Martin Wolf, The Financial Times, 29 November, 2013

Book Reviews

By Lanxin Xiang, Survival, 30 September, 2013

States still compete in connected times

By Tom Switzer, The Australian, 27 July, 2013

A Bold Optimist

By David Hale, The International Economy, Spring 2013

Kishore’s World

By Donald K. Emmerson, July 2013

Logic of one world

By Dr Maleeha Lodhi, 09 July 2013

Summer books guide

By Martin Wolf, 28 June 2013


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[Other Articles]

When China becomes number one

Horizons, Summer, No.4, 2015

The unusual partnership of Singapore, Kazakhstan

The Straits Times, 25 July, 2015

Yes we can! The Raffles Dialogue on Human Wellbeing and Security

The Lancet Home, Volume 3, No. 8, August, 2015

To Singapore with love

The Straits Times, 11 July, 2015

Transcript of Remarks at Launch of George Yeo on Bonsai, Banyan and the Tao

Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, 9 July 2015

World needs new hands on the global finance tiller

EastAsiaForum, 23 June, 2015

Trust the people, share government data

The Straits Times, 13 June, 2015

Sailing on the Same Boat

Financing for Development, 08 June, 2015

One Year of Narendra Modi govt: Bold moves on world stage

The Indian Express, 29 May, 2015

China and ASEAN: A new model of international relations

The Strategic Review, April-June, 2015

ASEAN As A Living, Breathing Modern Miracle

Cirsd Horizons, No.2, Winter 2015


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  Media

SG50+ Conference – Session 4: Governance, Institute of Policy Studies, NUS, 14 July 2015

The Aspirations of Inspirational Indonesia, World Economic Forum, 20 April 2015

What Happens When China Becomes Number One? Albert H. Gordon Lecture, Harvard Kennedy School, 8 April 2015

Leadership Beyond 2015, 29 Auguest, 2014

Interview with Thai PBS-small, 29 July, 2014

The Kishore Mahbubani Emerging Leader Fellowship, 20 May, 2014

Asia or the West: Who Will Dominate the 21st Century?, 28 April, 2014

ASEAN leadership in a leaderless world, 15 April, 2014

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