Has The Game Changed?

National University of Singapore



The meeting was followed by a panel hosted by Dean Kishore Mahbubani of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, entitled "Asia and the World: Managing the Rise of Asia."


Susan m collins

Susan M. Collins is the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy and a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Dean Collins is an international economist.  Her research interests center on determinants of economic growth in developed and developing economies, and issues raised by increasing cross-national economic integration. Her work has been published in numerous professional journals. Examples include: “Rebalancing the U.S. Economy in a Post-Crisis World” Asian Development Bank Institute (2010), “Accounting for Growth: Comparing China and India,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, (2008), “The Empirics of Growth: An Update,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, (2003) – co-authored with Barry Bosworth — and “Minority Groups in the Economics Profession,” Journal of Economic Perspectives (2000). She edited or co-edited the annual Brookings Trade Forum from 1999 to 2007, including Foreign Direct Investment (2007), Global Labor Markets? (2006) and Offshoring White-Collar Work (2005).

Dean Collins is currently also a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (she previously served as a director of the Detroit branch), a nonresident senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at Brookings, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and recently completed a two-year term as President of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

Before coming to Michigan, she held positions as a professor of economics at Georgetown University, an associate professor of economics at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund. She served as a senior staff economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during 1989-90.  Among other activities, she served as a member of the American Economic Association’s (AEA) Executive Committee during 2005-08 and chaired the AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups during 1994-98.

She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in economics from Harvard University in 1980, and her Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984.


James Goldgeier

James Goldgeier is Dean of the School of International Service at American University. He is currently President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and co-director of the Carnegie Corporation-funded Bridging the Gap initiative.

Previously, he was a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He also taught at Cornell University, and has held a number of public policy appointments, including Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress, Edward Teller National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

He has authored or co-authored four books including: America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 (co-authored with Derek Chollet); Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (co-authored with Michael McFaul); and Not Whether But When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO. He is the recipient of the Edgar S. Furniss book award in national and international security and co-recipient of the Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize in international relations.


Enrico Letta

Enrico Letta is the Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris and also the President of the Jacques Delors Institute.

He was the Prime Minister of Italy from April 2013 to February 2014. Before he served as Minister for EU Affairs (1998-1999), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts (January-April 2000, during the second D’Alema Government), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts and Foreign Trade (2000-2001, during the second Amato Government) and as Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister of the centre-left government led by Romano Prodi from 2006 to 2008. Between 2001 and 2015 he was Member of the Italian Parliament, excluding between 2004 and 2006 when he was Member of the European Parliament. He also served as deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party (PD) from 2009 to 2013.

From 1993 to May 2013 he managed an independent think tank, Arel, founded by the late Beniamino Andreatta. He was also Vice Chairman of Aspen Institute Italia, President of the Italy-Spain Dialogue Forum, and a member of the Trilateral Commission. He graduated in International Law at the University of Pisa and obtained a PhD in European Union Law at the School for Advanced Studies “Sant’Anna” of Pisa.


Jonathan Tepperman

Jonathan Tepperman is the Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and the author of The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline (Crown, September 2016).

Tepperman started his career in foreign policy in the mid-1990s, working as a speechwriter for US Ambassador Morris B. Abram in Geneva, Switzerland. He then spent time as a foreign correspondent and studied law in England and New York. In 1998, he joined Foreign Affairs as a junior editor. A few years later, he moved to Newsweek, where he was deputy editor of the international edition. After a short stint as a political risk consultant, he returned to Foreign Affairs in 2011.

Tepperman has written for a long list of publications, including Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and others, on subjects ranging from international affairs to books to municipal politics to food.

He has interviewed more than a dozen world leaders, including Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto, Indonesia’s Joko Widodo, and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.

He is the coeditor of the books The U.S. vs. al Qaeda (2011), Iran and the Bomb (2012), and The Clash of Ideas (2012).

Tepperman has a BA in English from Yale, an MA in law from Oxford, and an LLM in law from New York University. He is vice chairman of the Halifax International Security Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the New York Institute of Humanities. Born and raised in Canada, he now lives in Brooklyn with his family.


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Has the Game Changed? is a conference created in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Foreign Affairs, and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). The event will feature a special Foreign Affairs LIVE panel discussion.

It is not an exaggeration to say that the world is changing day by day. Brexit was unprecedented, the situation in Turkey remains volatile and China is also going through significant changes. With a tumultuous U.S. Presidential election adding to this climate of uncertainty, this timely conference will explore and discuss the ripple effect of these factors globally.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the policy steering committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will be giving the keynote address. This will be followed by two panels, first of which will be a special edition of the Foreign Affairs LIVE speaker series, entitled “The New American Presidency and Its Global Impact” chaired by Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman. The second will be chaired by Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, on the topic of “Asia and the World: Managing the Rise of Asia.”

Foreign Affairs LIVE: The New American Presidency and Its Global Impact

With a dramatic U.S. Presidential election behind us, the world waits to see how the new administration will show leadership and define policies that have an impact far beyond America’s borders.

In this panel organized by Foreign Affairs magazine, three renowned experts discuss what the new presidency holds for the most pressing foreign policy challenges and opportunities of our time. They will address geopolitical tensions wrought by the rise of the Islamic State, cyberattacks and North Korea missile launches. Meanwhile, the fate of global markets in the wake of Brexit and expectations for the continued development of free trade agreements add to a mounting agenda of economic issues. Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman moderates.

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