October 1, 2018

Has the West Lost It? A Conversation with Kishore Mahbubani

In his new book, Has the West Lost It? A Provocation, renowned scholar Kishore Mahbubani assesses the challenges the West faces in a fast-changing, multipolar world. He argues that while democracy and peace remain critical for global order, the West can no longer presume to impose its ideology on the world. Only by recognizing its changing status, and seeking to influence rather than dominate, can the West continue to play a leading role in global affairs.


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On October 1, 2018, Professor Mahbubani visited Georgetown for a presentation and discussion of this important book. Dr. Victor Cha, the D.S. Song-KF endowed chair in international affairs, moderated the discussion. 

This event was co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.

Kishore Mahbubani is senior advisor for university and global relations and professor in the practice of public policy at the National University of Singapore. A leading scholar on Asian and world affairs, he previously served for more than three decades in Singapore's diplomatic service.

Victor Cha is a professor and the D.S. Song-KF Endowed Chair in International Affairs in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He previously served as director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council.