12:15pm to 2:15pm
Place: Hong Kong
A Luncheon Discussion with Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Former Minister of State for External Affairs, India, Former Under Secretary-General, United Nations and Author.
International observers point to a coming Asian century that will be dominated by the economic strength and political power of China and India. Some suggest the success of Indian unity and democracy, and the recent surge in economic growth signal India’s imminent emergence as a global superpower.
However, deep divisions within Indian society, politics, economics and culture, coupled with threats from militant groups across the border, may destabilize the country. Dr. Shashi Tharoor will discuss India’s transformation, future prospects as well as potential influence in world politics. (more…)