Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Kishore's World

Journal Article

Donald K. Emmerson - Director, Southeast Asia Forum at Stanford University

Published by
Journal of Democracy, Vol. 24 No. 3
July 2013

"Kishore Mahbubani is well known and well credentialed. The widely published dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore has been listed among the 'top 100 global thinkers' by Foreign Policy magazine not once but thrice—in 2005, 2010, and 2011. In praising one of Mahbubani’s books, Harvard professor Larry Summers stated that 'there is no more thoughtful observer of Asia, the United States, and their interaction than Kishore Mahbubani.'”
Thus begins Prof. Emmerson's review article on Mahbubani's writings, including The Great Convergence (2013).  The article continues in a different vein, however, offering a critique instead of praise.