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Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore MahbubaniDean & Professor, The National University of Singapore

  • Asia Pacific

Kishore Mahbubani is Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at The National University of Singapore.

Mahbubani was with the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years, from 1971 to 2004, where he undertook postings in Cambodia, Malaysia, Washington DC, and New York. During this time he served 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.

He is also the author of ‘The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East’; ‘Beyond the Age of Innocence: Rebuilding Trust between America and the World’ ,'The Great Convergence: Asia, the West and the Logic of One World' and 'The ASEAN Miracle: A Catalyst for Peace'.