Video: The Great Convergence: Asia, the West and the logic of one world

01 March 2013

Kishore Mahbubani

Two dominant narratives have described our world, the Western and the non Western. But the West has become incresingly pessimistic about the future, in contrast to the optimism of the rest of the world.

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Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor at the National University of Singapore and former Singapore Ambassador to the UN and President of the United Nations Security Council, gave the Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels 2013 World Affairs Fellowship Lecture at Cornell University on February 13, sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.