Will ASEAN (and Malaysia) be torn
or prosper from the US-China
geopolitical contest?


About TAR Lecture® Series

A prestigious event embedded within the fabric of Malaysia’s history, the Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) Lecture® series was inaugurated by the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) in 1970. Held to commemorate the premiership of Malaysia’s 1st Prime Minister, the late YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the event has been regarded as the platform for fostering thought-leadership. Since its inception, the series has showcased forward-thinking leaders and dignitaries, who have shared their wisdom and philosophies in life as they embarked on their personal journey in the field of business and management excellence.

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About Professor Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani is widely considered to be one of Asia’s leading global public intellectuals, having appeared several times in Foreign Policy Magazine’s list of top 100 global thinkers. In 2014, he was also listed by The Financial Times as one of the 50 individuals who would shape the debate on the future of capitalism. Perhaps the best summary of Kishore’s contributions was made in the citation for the US Foreign Policy Association Medal he received in June 2004: “a gifted diplomat, a student of history and philosophy, a provocative writer and an intuitive thinker.”

Kishore has enjoyed three distinguished careers: in diplomacy, academia, and writing and speaking. In diplomacy, he served in the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years (serving also as permanent secretary (CEO) of the foreign ministry and two stints as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN). In academia, he was the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS which is deemed to be the premier school in Asia in its field.

He has spoken, written, and published in all corners of the world. He is the author of eight books including Can Asians Think? and Has China Won?. His TED talk has been viewed 2.2m times. Albert H. Gordon Lecture he delivered in Harvard has also been viewed on YouTube over 1.6m times. Over a dozen of videos have had over 100,000 views.

He has also received many awards. In 1967, he was awarded the President Scholar. He was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government in 1998. He was also given the 2003–2004 Dr Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) at Tufts University. In April 2019, he was the second Singaporean to be elected as an honorary international member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

HRDC Claimable & Seat Purchase

As this event is an HRDC Claimable event, employers are not required to make an upfront payment for the fees to MIM. The fee will be debited from the employer’s account as programmes conducted under HRD Corp Claimable Courses. Please do check with your company's HR for eligibility.

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

For those who are traveling from far, get special rates at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur.

Deluxe King at MYR 468++ (Room Only)
Executive King at MYR 498++ (Room Only )
Airport Transfer charges as below (KLIA – SLKL or SLKL– KLIA)
Toyota Camry at MYR 280.00 per way (max 2 passengerwith luggage)
Mercedes Benz E at MYR 380.00 per way (max 2 passengerwith luggage)
Mercedes Benz S at MYR 650.00 per way (max 2 passengerwith luggage)   

Remarks:- Additional 50% mid night surcharge imposed for hire between 2300hrs to 0600 hrs .
Midnight surcharge for airport arrival is based on flights ETA