The STEAR Dialogue: In Conversation with James Crabtree
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About the Event
One of STEAR’s pillars is to strengthen mutual understanding between Asia and Europe through our events. The STEAR Dialogue is our event series format which invites high level speakers under the broad umbrella of international relations across Eurasia to engage with our youth audience in an interactive question-and-answer format. In particular, this event series will focus on more personal, experience-oriented and diverse themes including career development, advice for young people, culture, activism, etc. It is a chance for our audience to get to know practitioners and experts in different fields on a deeper level by asking them questions, and for our speakers to interact with an audience of mostly students and young professionals.
James Crabtree is the Executive Director at IISS–Asia. James plays a leading role in organising the annual IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and the IISS Fullerton Forum: The Shangri-La Sherpa Meeting, as well as the IISS Fullerton Lecture series. He also leads the growing IISS research team in Singapore focused on the Asia-Pacific and contributes to IISS publications. Prior to joining the IISS, James was a Singapore-based author and journalist, and an Associate Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. His best-selling 2018 book, The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age was shortlisted for the FT / McKinsey book of the year. Prior to academia, James worked for the Financial Times, most recently as Mumbai bureau chief, and has written for a wide range of global publications. He also worked as a senior policy adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was educated at Harvard and the London School of Economics.
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