'Asia Rising' Dialogue Gathers Leaders in Singapore
SINGAPORE, December 7, 2015 — Close to 50 high-level political figures, business leaders and thought leaders are gathered today in Singapore to participate in the Asia Society – S Rajaratnam Endowment Asia Rising Dialogue. Coming from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and the U.S., they will share their perspectives and insights on the themes such as new geopolitics and multi-polarity, new trade architecture, and new economic challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific.
Graham T. Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will give deliver dialogue’s keynote address. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, will engage in a keynote conversation with Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute, and Former Prime Minister of Australia.
Following the conclusion of the dialogue, Tony Tan, President of the Republic of Singapore, will host the dialogue participants to a dinner at the Istana, the official residence and office of the President of Singapore, and give his welcome remarks.
The dialogue is part of the “Asia Rising and Our Shared Future” series launched in October 2014. Asia Rising is designed to facilitate a high-level exploration of the implications of the shifts in global power taking place, and their implications for Asia in particular. The Singapore gathering follows successful dialogues held at past Asia Rising discussions in New York, London, Brussels, and Hong Kong.