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Foreign Policy magazine names Prof Kishore Mahbubani as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers

29 November 2010



ONLY SINGAPOREAN TO RECEIVE THIS HONOUR: Foreign Policy magazine names Prof Kishore Mahbubani, distinguished diplomat and Dean of the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010
Prof Kishore Mahbubani, distinguished diplomat and Dean of the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School), was named among the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010 in this December’s special issue of Foreign Policy. The premier magazine on global politics, economics and ideas lauded Prof Mahbubani for being “the voice of a new Asian century”. It stated that “There have been few more ardent evangelists for Asia’s growing role on the world stage than Kishore Mahbubani.”

He was selected alongside other illustrious and highly influential thinkers who had shaped the world in 2010, including Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffet, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, United States President Barack Obama, and People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan. This is the second annual list of Top 100 Global Thinkers, and Prof Mahbubani is the only Singaporean to receive this honour in 2010.

Said NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan: “We are delighted that Kishore has been recognised by Foreign Policy as a top global thinker who is ’the voice of a new Asian century’. His many contributions have helped raised the global standing and profile of the LKY School and NUS. He richly deserves this prestigious recognition and we are particularly proud that he is not only the Dean of our LKY School but also a distinguished alumnus of our university.”

Prof Mahbubani said: “It’s a great honour to be included in the Foreign Policy list a second time but I honestly am not sure that I deserve this honour. Nonetheless I hope that this will help to draw attention to the good work that the LKY School and NUS are doing in research on global challenges”. Prof Mahbubani was listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines in September 2005.

For more details on Foreign Policy’s second annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers, please click here.



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