Kishore Mahbubani (Singapore) is a Distinguished Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute. A veteran diplomat, student of philosophy and celebrated author, his career has taken him from Singapore’s Chargé d’Affaires to wartime Cambodia (1973 – 1974) and President of the UN Security Council (Jan 2001, May 2002) to the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2004 – 2017). His seven books (including his latest Has the West Lost It?) have earned him global recognition as “the muse of the Asian century.” He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2019. Mahbubani currently serves as Chair of the Jury Panel of the Singapore History Prize and is a member of Yale University’s President’s Council on International Activities (PCIA), the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on China and the Singapore Social Science Research Council. He has also served as Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Nominating Committee.