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  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Times Editions; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9812327894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143031925
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 21.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,129,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

A student of philosophy and history, Kishore Mahbubani has had the good fortune of enjoying a career in government and in writing and publishing. With the Singapore Foreign Service from 1971 to 2004, he had postings in Cambodia (where he served during the war in 1973-74), Malaysia, Washington DC and he served two stints as Singapore Ambassador to the UN. He also served as President of the UN Security Council in Jan 2001 and May 2002. He was Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998. In the world of ideas, he has spoken and published in all corners of the globe. He published his first article in Foreign Affairs in 1983, which was then followed by articles and op-ed pieces in several journals and newspapers. For his writings and other contributions, he has been profiled in the Economist and in Time Magazine and his writings have been widely cited and quoted. He is the author of "Can Asians Think?" (published in Singapore, Canada, US, Mexico, India and forthcoming in China) and of 'Beyond The Age Of Innocence; Rebuilding Trust between America and the World' (published by Public Affairs in New York in March 2005). His experience in public service and in the world of ideas has come to serve him well in his new appointment on 16 August 2004 as the first Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Concurrently, Mr Mahbubani continues to serve in various advisory capacities to various Institutions in Singapore and North America. Mr Mahbubani was awarded the President's Scholarship in 1967. He graduated with a First Class honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Singapore in 1971. From Dalhousie University, Canada, he received a Masters degree in Philosophy in 1976 and an honorary doctorate in 1995. He also served as a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 1991 to 1992. He has also been conferred The Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government in 1998 and the Foreign Policy Association Medal in New York in June 2004 with the following opening words in the citation for the medal: "A gifted diplomat, a student of history and philosophy, a provocative writer and an intuitive thinker".

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