Kishore Mahbubani Joins Ash Center as Senior Visiting Scholar

April 9, 2018
Kishore Mahbubani, Ash Center Senior Visiting Scholar

Cambridge, MA – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center housed at Harvard Kennedy School announced the appointment of Kishore Mahbubani, the founding dean of the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy as a Senior Visiting Scholar.

Mahbubani, a Senior Advisor and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, is a widely recognized expert on Asian affairs, having spent over three decades with the Singapore Foreign Service, including serving as the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations. “Kishore brings a wealth of experience to the Kennedy School as a foreign policy professional and senior academic administrator,” said Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs Anthony Saich. “Our students and the broader academic community at HKS will benefit tremendously by his presence here at Ash.”

Mahbubani is the author of the recently published Has the West Lost It?: A Provocation (Penguin Books, 2018). He is the authors of such widely acclaimed books as Can Asians Think?, Beyond The Age Of Innocence, The New Asian Hemisphere, The Great Convergence, Can Singapore Survive, and co-author of The ASEAN Miracle. While in residence at the Ash Center, Mahbubani will be working on a new research project focused on U.S.-China relations.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Harsha
Associate Director for Communications and Government Relations
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Harvard Kennedy School

About the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. Three major programs support our mission: the Program on Democratic Governance, the Innovations in Government Program, and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia. For more information, visit