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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
Respondent:
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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