Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor at the National University of Singapore and former Singapore Ambassador to the UN and President of the United Nations Security Council, gave the Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels 2013 World Affairs Fellowship Lecture on February 13, sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Mahbubani spoke on The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World, which is also the title of his most recent book published earlier this year. Described as "the muse of the Asian century," he has been selected to Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers in 2010 and 2011 and was included in the Financial Timeslist of Top 50 individuals who would shape the debate on the future of capitalism in March 2009.