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Third Floor, Aldwych House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Phone: +44 (0)20 7849 4909
Email: asiaforum@lse.ac.uk 











Programme & Speakers

Wednesday 2 April 2014

08:00 - 11:00 LSE Careers event
For more information, please email Sharon Bray at s.bray@lse.ac.uk 

15:30 - 17:30 Graduation ceremony
LSE's first Malaysian graduation ceremony will take place the day prior to the Asia Forum.  For more information, please visit: Graduation 

Thursday 3 April 2014: Asia Forum

07.30 - 08.45 Registration and networking breakfast reception

08.55 - 09:10 Welcome and introduction by LSE Director and President Professor Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun)

09:10 – 09.30 Keynote speech  by His Excellency Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, prime minister of Malaysia delivered by Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, minister in the Prime Minister's department

09.30 – 10.50  Plenary session 1: International and regional relations in Asia

Session leader:  Professor Arne Westad (@OAWestad), professor of international history and director of LSE IDEAS
Chair:  Dr Munir Majid, former chairman of Malaysian Airlines, chairman of Bank Muamalat Malaysia and chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute
Respondent: Professor Tao Wenzhao
senior research fellow, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Respondent: Dr Hassan Wirajuda, former Indonesian foreign minister

10.50 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 12.35  Plenary session 2:  Cities and urbanisation

Session leader: Professor Ricky Burdett (@BURDETTR), professor of urban studies and head of the Department of Sociology and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun, LSE Director and President
Respondent:  Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim, president and CEO, Iskandar Investment 
Respondent:  Professor Mike Douglass, professor in the Asian Urbanisms Cluster – Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS)

12.35 – 14.00 Lunch: Leveraging Asia's success

Session leader:  Professor Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics and Political Science, LSE

14.00 – 15.20  Plenary session 3: ASEAN leadership in a leaderless world      

Session leader:  Professor Danny Quah (@DannyQuah), professor of economics and international development and Kuwait Professor, LSE
Chair: Professor Arne Westad (@OAWestad), professor of international history and director of LSE IDEAS
Respondent:  Azman Mokhtar, managing director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia
Professor Kishore Mahbubani  (@mahbubani_k), professor in the practice of public policy and dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS)

15.20 - 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 17.00 Plenary Session 4: Finance - international monetary regimes

Session leader: Professor Charles Goodhart, emeritus professor of banking and finance & FMG programme director, LSE
Chair:  Jaseem Ahmed, secretary-general, Islamic Financial Services  Board
Respondent:  Andrew Sheng, president, Fung Global Institute and chief adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
Respondent: Rajat Nag, former managing director General, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

17.00 - 17.25 Closing remarks from the perspective of Nobel laureate Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics, LSE

17:25 - 17:30 Closing remarks  by LSE Director and President Professor Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun)

*Please note timings and session speakers subject to change.

Programme PDF

A PDF version of the Forum programme is available to download: Asia Forum 2014 Programme


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