Kishore Mahbubani is a Singaporean scholar and diplomat. He is a Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, where he was Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy from 2004 to 2017. He served as Ambassador to the United Nations and as President of the UN Security Council. His books include “Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy” (2020); “Has the West Lost It?: A Provocation” (2018); “The ASEAN Miracle” (2017); “The Great Convergence” (2013); “The New Asian Hemisphere” (2008).
Debate: It’s Time for the West to Get Tough with China – Intelligence Squared, 3.12.20
- Tom Tugendhat, Conservative MP and Chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee debates with Kishore Mahbubani, Singaporean civil servant, diplomat and academic on these questions: Do we need to prevent a Beijing-dominated world or is it only a matter of time before China usurps the US as the world’s most influential superpower?
Kishore Mahbubani: ASEAN Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize – Endgame, 12.20
- Founding dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Kishore Mahbubani talks about the causes, consequences—and even danger— of plutocracy and the story of remarkable progress called ASEAN.
White House, Red Or Blue: Is China Winning? – StratNews, 12.20
- New Delhi: In Session One of ‘Talking Point’, Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), Author of ‘Has China Won?: The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy’ and Singapore’s Former Ambassador to the UN and Ex-Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry is in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.
Has China Won? Mahbubani vs Mearsheimer – 15.05.20
At a time when tensions are running high, CIS Executive Director Tom Switzer asked Has China Won? Our debate between John Mearsheimer and Kishore Mahbubani, two of the world’s leading foreign policy intellectuals. Covid-19 has greatly raised tensions between China and the West. Washington and its allies express outrage at the Communist regime’s opacity concerning the outbreak of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, fears are growing that a pandemic that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan may end by increasing Beijing’s international influence and power.
Kishore Mahbubani is author of Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy (just out, PublicAffairs) A former Singaporean ambassador to the United Nations (twice), he was the founding dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He was a guest of CIS in September 2018.
John Mearsheimer is author of The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities (Yale University Press, 2019) and The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (Norton, 2014.) He is professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He was a guest of CIS in August 2019.
Kishore Mahbubani: China – The World’s Next Premiere Superpower? – 11.05.20
China’s rise and the United State’s relative decline on the world stage has led to a tense and complicated relationship between the two. China is determined to restore the power and prestige it held before the 19th century, while the US is desperate to maintain its superpower status and image as the ideal society. The US and China have worked together in the past with mutual gain and respect, but a major geopolitical contest that was launched by the Trump administration could derail either county’s plans for primacy. Join Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani for a discussion on why this geopolitical contest is a lose-lose situation for China and the US, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and global warming.
Full Frame: New Global Order with Kishore Mahbubani – 1.05.20
Mike Walter talks with Singaporean academic, Kishore Mahbubani, who wrote the book “Has the West Lost It?”.
1 – In the 1800’s, the West began to extend its rule over foreign countries, by using force. Western nations quickly expanded into Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It was known as the ‘Age of Imperialism’. Today, centuries of Western global dominance are coming to an end. So, in the 21st century, what will be the new world order?
2 – China is leading the largest urbanization and infrastructure development plan on earth. In 2013, China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative…an effort to create economic and trade ties connecting Asia with Europe, Africa and beyond.
The initiative is expected to make a global impact.
Has China Won? Kishore Mahbubani & Graham Allison on COVID-19 and the Shifting Global Order – 7.04.20
Kishore Mahbubani, a diplomat and public intellectual with unrivaled access to policymakers in Beijing and Washington, and Graham Allison, Harvard University professor and author of bestseller “Destined for War”, will shed light on the shifting global order in the time of coronavirus and what it will mean for businesses and our lives for many years to come. Financial Time’s columnist Rana Foroohar will moderate the talk. This event is timed to coincide with the publication of Mahbubani’s new book, “Has China Won?”
What’s behind the rise in tensions amid the pandemic? – 18.04.20
As the world grapples with a plague of coronavirus infections, experts call for global solidarity and cooperation against the pandemic. They believe, though tensions are rising, the U.S. and China must work together to turn the tide against the coronavirus. Tian Wei had a chance to talk with Mr. Kishore Mahbubani, a distinguished fellow of the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore. He shares his views on geopolitics and the pandemic.
Has the West Lost It? Can Asia Save It? – 24.01.20
In Kishore Mahbubani’s view, global power is shifting from the West to the Rest—from Europe and North America to Asia and Africa. He argues that changes will be required both in the West and the Rest to manage the shift gracefully for long-term stability. The rest of the world has learned a great deal from the West. Now it is the West’s turn to learn and to dispel some of its myths about the new world order.
Singaporean diplomat and scholar Kishore Mahbubani served as his nation’s Ambassador to the United Nations and as President of the UN Security Council. He is a Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore where he was Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy from 2004 to 2017. His books include “Has the West Lost It?: A Provocation” (2018); “The ASEAN Miracle” (2017); “The Great Convergence” (2013); and “The New Asian Hemisphere” (2008).
“Has the West Lost It? Can Asia Save It?” was given on April 23, 2018 as part of Long Now’s Seminar series.