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A Town Hall on Trump's America and Governance in the 21st Century

American democracy just isn’t good enough anymore. A costly election has done more to divide American society than unite it, while trust in government—and democracy itself—is plummeting. But there are better systems out there, and America would be wise to learn from them. In his provocative new manifesto, Technocracy in America, Lee Kuan Yew School senior research fellow Parag Khanna tours cutting-edge nations from Switzerland to Singapore to reveal the inner workings that allow them to lead the way in managing the volatility of a fast-changing world while delivering superior welfare and prosperity for their citizens. He proposes a new form of government–a “direct technocracy”–as the ideal regime to manage complexity, and sketches the characteristics of a new kind of state–the “info-state”–that balances data and democracy to generate good governance. 

In this town hall event just after Trump’s inauguration, Lee Kuan Yew School vice dean Eduardo Araral and Parag Khanna will lead an interactive discussion about unfolding policies and scenarios for America under Trump, and what the future holds in the global war of ideas. Read more about Technocracy in America at: http://www.paragkhanna.com/home/2016/10/18/technocracy-in-america 

This will be an interactive town hall that also covers strategic questions about Trump’s foreign policy and US-Asia relations. 

Seminar Room 4-4,
Block B, Level 4
Faculty of Law, NUS Bukit Timah Campus
469G Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259776
Wed 25 January 2017
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM

Dr Parag Khanna

Dr Parag Khanna

Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation (CAG), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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