Asian Development Bank
The rapid rise of Asia in the last three decades of the 20th century represents one of the most remarkable episodes of economic development in history. The first decade of the 21st Century has seen a further deepening of the ‘Asian growth story’, leading many to label this century as the Asian Century. However, an Asian Century is not preordained. Having successfully ignited growth, Asia faces the challenge of sustaining growth and ensuring that it is inclusive. Moreover, the Asian Century must not be Asia's alone. It must be a century of shared prosperity globally.
What are the actions and agendas – nationally, regionally, and globally – that Asia's leaders must adopt if Asians are to take their place among the ranks of the affluent? How should Asia's countries engage with one another and globally? At the Eminent Persons’ Forum statesmen and experts from Asia will provide their perspectives on these questions in three sets of panel discussions.
Speakers at the Forum include Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Honorable Finance Minister of India; Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, President of ADB; His Excellency Mr. Cesar V. Purisima, Secretary for Finance, Government of Republic of the Philippines; His Excellency Mr. Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Finance Minister II of Malaysia; Dr. Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations; Dr. Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance; Professor Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, Columbia University; Dr. Changyong Rhee, Chief Economist, ADB; Ambassador Kyung Wook Hur, Korea's Ambassador to the OECD; Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia; and Dr. Than Nyun, Former Chairman of the Myanmar Public Service Commission.
Date: October 17, 2011
Time: 09:30 A.M.
Sardar Patel Marg,
New Delhi 110 021 (India)
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