Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “The Unraveling of the Global Order: Asia Adjusts,” with Former UN Security Council President Kishore Mahbubani on Friday, March 24, 2017

HONG KONG — “The Unraveling of the Global Order: Asia Adjusts,” a keynote address and panel discussion featuring Former UN Security Council President Kishore Mahbubani, will be presented for the Johns Hopkins SAIS community, alumni and guests on Friday, March 24, 2017.
Many Asian nations including China and India have excelled as global leaders within the past three decades, in part, as benefactors from a liberal international order led by the United States. However, America’s global leadership is retreating today under new government leadership and discord within the political system and democratic society. With U.S. President Donald Trump leading the “America first” approach, does this mean “Asia last?” How will Asia adjust to this new world? Will China and India step up to fill the vacuum in global leadership?
Mahbubani will give a keynote address during a discussion with experts from Johns Hopkins SAIS and the international community to explore the opportunities, challenges, and the role of Asian leaders in maintaining global growth and security.
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kishore Mahbubani
Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and former President of the UN Security Council
Laura Cha
Chairman of Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong
Dr. David M. Lampton
Director of China Studies and the George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Dr. John Lipsky
Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS
David Frey
Partner for Markets Strategy and National Head of U.S.-China Strategic Corridor for KPMG China
Closing Remarks
Vali Nasr
Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 2017
A networking reception will follow the discussion.
8th Floor
Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road
Central, Hong Kong
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press must RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Please contact to arrange interviews in advance with panelists and the dean before and after the discussion.
Media Contacts
Nina Mehra (on-site contact)
Director, External Communications
+852 2140 2824 office
+852 9724 6092 mobile
Stacy A. Anderson (based in Washington, D.C.)
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 202 663 5620 office
+1 202 853 7983 mobile
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017