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6 April
Kishore Mahbubani, Lord Martin Rees and Asne Seierstad


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Ideas are our inspiration and in this programme our horizons stretch from West to Eastern promise with Kishore Mahbubani from Singapore, from our own galaxy to multi universes with British astrophysicist Martin Rees, and Norwegian author Asne Seierstad helps us delve into the many-layered truths that can be churned up by war.

Meet the guests

Kishore Mahbubani, dean and professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, examines the rise of Asia and illuminates the potential conflicts as she bumps up against Western norms in his latest book The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Power to the East.

Lord Martin Rees, Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics and Master of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal and also Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and at Leicester University. He talks about the notion of multiverses.

Asne Seierstad , a Norwegian writer who has worked as a foreign correspondent in Russia, Chechnya, China, Kosovo and Iraq, is best known for her reports from some of the world's most brutal conflicts. Her latest book The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War, published by Basic Books, offers a new perspective on war-torn Chechnya, its devastation, loss and a generation of forgotten children.

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Each week we give one of our guests the chance to change the world and present an idea they feel could make all the difference.

This week it's the turn of diplomat Kishore Mahbubani

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