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Singapore Ambassador to Speak
"Southeast Asia: Problems and Prospects"
Kishore Mahbubani, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations, will speak on “Southeast Asia: Problems and Prospects,” at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham on April 2, 2003.
A controversial thinker, Ambassador Mahbubani is author of “Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West” and a co-author of “Asia: Rising or Falling?” He also has published extensively in such publications as Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Ambassador Mahbubani’s diplomatic career has spanned more than three decades and included posts in Cambodia, Malaysia, and the United States. He also has served on the boards of several research institutes, including the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, the Institute of Policy Studies, the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, and the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies.
The ambassador received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Singapore and a Master’s degree in philosophy from Dalhousie University in Canada. He was a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in 1991-92.
The lecture, which is free and open to public, is part of Fairleigh Dickinson’s U.N. Pathways Lecture Series, presented by the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations. It will be held in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, at the College at Florham. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m., with light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. For further information, call 201-692-7028.