Kishore Mahbubani

National University of Singapore

Kishore Mahbubani, diplomat and author, is dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of four books, most recently The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World.

Mahbubani was in the Singapore foreign service from 1971 to 2004. He has been posted in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Washington D.C., and served two postings as Singapore ambassador to the UN.

Mahbubani has also served as president of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. From 1993 to 1998 he was permanent secretary at the Foreign Ministry of Singapore. In 2004 he was appointed as dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

Featured Work

Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy

APR 24, 2003 Podcast

Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy

How is U.S. unilateralism in foreign policy perceived from abroad? This panel of international affairs experts presents a range foreign perspectives and discusses the ...

Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy

APR 24, 2003 Podcast

Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy

How is U.S. unilateralism in foreign policy perceived from abroad? This panel of international affairs experts presents a range foreign perspectives and discusses the ...

Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy

APR 24, 2003 Transcript

Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy

How is U.S. unilateralism in foreign policy perceived from abroad? This panel of international affairs experts presents a range foreign perspectives and discusses the ...

Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West

JAN 24, 2002 Podcast

Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West

The world is nearing the end of a 500-year cycle of Western-dominated history that began with European colonization, says Mahbubani. The end of the Cold ...

Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West

JAN 24, 2002 Podcast

Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West

The world is nearing the end of a 500-year cycle of Western-dominated history that began with European colonization, says Mahbubani. The end of the Cold ...

Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West

JAN 24, 2002 Podcast

Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West

The world is nearing the end of a 500-year cycle of Western-dominated history that began with European colonization, says Mahbubani. The end of the Cold ...

Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West

JAN 24, 2002 Transcript

Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West

The world is nearing the end of a 500-year cycle of Western-dominated history that began with European colonization, says Mahbubani. The end of the Cold ...