London Event 25 June – The ‘Asia Century’: Expectations and Challenges

Tuesday, 25 June, from 06:00 PM, Room K0.16, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

Following the trajectory of rapid urbanisation, industrialisation and thriving economic and population growth throughout Asia, the 21st century has been heralded as the ‘Asia Century’.

However, Asia also faces a number of challenges to its global rise including ongoing strains on the Korean Peninsula, maritime disputes in the South China Sea, overpopulation, disparity of resources, regional instability between India and Pakistan and the impending effects of climate change. Despite these challenges will Asia be able to take the lead and become the centre of global world order? And if so, what is to be expected from an ‘Asia Century’?


Dr Shirley Ze Yu – Visiting Senior Fellow at London School of Economics and a former China National Television news anchor.

Dr Pablo de Orellana – Teaching Fellow in the Department of War Studies at Kings College London.

Duncan Bartlett – Editor of Asian Affairs magazine, former broadcast journalist for the BBC.

Aaditya Dave – Research Analyst focusing on South Asia in the International Security Studies department at the Royal United Services Institute.

Vasuki Shastry – Associate fellow of the Asia-Pacific programme at Chatham House and former global head of public affairs and sustainability at Standard Chartered Bank.

Doors open at 6pm, with discussion beginning at 6:30pm. Please sign in at reception upon arrivial, reception staff will then direct you to the room.

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