Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, hosted Pascal Lamy on Tuesday 18 February for the Singapore launch of Now for the Long Term.
Engaging in a lively conversation on the implications and impact of the report in front of a packed audience, Pascal Lamy and Professor Mahbubani discussed the steps required in order to make the Oxford Martin Commission’s ‘agenda for the long term’ a reality. Singapore provided an ideal location for the report’s first launch event in Asia; when compiling the report, Commissioners drew lessons from the Singaporean government’s model, which is highly-regarded in terms of its willingness and capacity to look to the longer term. The launch took place as part of a wider series of events celebrating ten years since the founding of the Lee Kuan Yew School.
Later in the same day, Pascal Lamy presented the Commission’s findings to Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Lim Hng Kiang.
Since its release in London in October 2013, Now for the Long Term has been launched at events in Washington DC, New York City, Berlin, Singapore, Geneva, and Brussels, and has been downloaded more than 850,000 times in over 160 countries.