As the world grapples with the Covid-19 epidemic, one thing is clear: now is an ideal time to start afresh, and we need to build accordingly. We need to seek new social and economic approaches that expand the richness of human life without falling back on previously established concepts and structures.
In Asia, the same values that have brought us success are also criticized for inhibiting its potential. A strong emphasis on loyalty to one’s superiors, respect for hierarchy, and social harmony, can also inhibit independent and creative thinking to the problems before us. How can Asians think with the flexibility and dexterity needed to face the dramatic and unpredictable changes of the future?
Join us for a complimentary webinar with Neha Bansal (Harvard MPA). Based on years of experience at the UN and research on the rise of Asia at Harvard University, Neha will build upon the question raised by scholar and diplomat Kishore Mahbubani, "Can Asians think?" She will offer insights on the mindset needed for societal renewal, as well as recommendations on how we can improve our current conditions, providing lessons for practitioners in business, education, and policy.