Lowell Lecture

Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World

Date & Time

Oct. 2, 2013


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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Graham Allison, Harvard Kennedy School

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Current Affairs

Harvard's Graham Allison discusses his new biography (co-authored with Robert Blackwell) of Lee Kuan Yew, "the power behind the throne" in modern Asian political leadership. The 89-year-old founding father of modern Singapore, Lee has been a mentor to every Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping, and has counseled every U.S. president since Nixon. This concise book extracts the essence of Lee Kuan Yew's visionary thinking about the critical global issues of our time, including the future of China, the fate of U.S.-China relations, India's murky prospects, and Europe's deep problems. How is leadership exercised from the position of advisor that Lee occupies?