â€œEconomy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.â€ Over the past century, as Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States, has rightfully pointed out, economics has become a very vital tool in our society, and in recent years, the rise of Asia has become, and still is, a topic much discussed.
Once labeled the White Manâ€™s burden, Asia is now a force to be reckoned with, both politically and economically. Some even argue that Asian powers such as India and China will eventually come to dominate the global political arena in the coming century. Indeed, the economic recession in 2008, coupled with Asiaâ€™s persistent and outstanding economic growth in recent years, has sparked off much debate over US dominance into the 21st century.
Is Asia indeed on the rise, and is this even a zero-sum game to begin with? As a crossroad between the East and the West, how should Singapore manage and capitalize on these opportunities presented to Asia? Let the Raffles Economic Forum answer these questions for us!
Raffles Economic Forum 2011
9 July 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: Raffles Institution
Theme: The Rise of Asia
Guest-of-honour: Professor Kishore Mahbubani (Dean of the LKY School of Public Policy)
0930 Opening Ceremony
1000 Keynote Lecture: The Rise of Asia
1100 Lecture: The Economic Recession
1330 Panel Discussion: The Rise of China, Promise or Peril?
1500 Debates Showcase: Should Singapore welcome the rise of China and India?
1630 Closing Ceremony
Interested participants should provide the following details by 27 May 2011:
3) NRIC no.
4) Dietary requirements
5) Contact number
6) E-mail address
Interested applicants should send the sign-up details to this email ([email protected]) by the stated deadline.Â It was also decided that applicants would be interested to note this event is recognized in the RD, under the Cognitive domain.