The Prospects for Democracy in the Asian Century
Anwar Ibrahim, Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia (1993-98)
Chair: Dr John Swenson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
The former deputy prime minister of Malaysia will share his views on the keys to a vibrant and progressive Asia in the 21st century. He will discuss whether economic progress alone can propel an ‘Asian century’ and reflect on how the continent can deal with the aftermath of global recession and renewed political uncertainty.