New Realities for Southeast Asia: Perspectives From Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian BalakrishnanVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in conjunction with the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly
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For the last half century, Southeast Asia has witnessed dramatic growth on the back of rapid industrialization and free trade flows in a multilateral system largely underwritten by the U.S. and its partners. As the world transitions to a multipolar world in the midst of a global digital revolution, Southeast Asia will confront new political and economic realities.
Asia Society is delighted to host His Excellency Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s minister for foreign affairs and minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, for an address and discussion, as he shares his perspective on these developments with the Hon. Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society Policy Institute.
H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan has been a member of Singapore’s Parliament since 2001. Prior to serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, he has served as Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Minister responsible for Entrepreneurship, Second Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, and Minister of State for National Development.
The Hon. Kevin Rudd is the inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as 26th Prime Minister of Australia (2007 to 2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010 to 2012). He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House and the Paulson Institute, and a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s Group of Eminent Persons.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy, and in coordination with the Asia Society Policy Institute.
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