Book Launch: "How Asia Can Shape the World” -From the Era of Plenty to the Era of Scarcities, 2011

Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller will give a talk over the theme of his new book. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 15:30 to 17:00

Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller

The game is changing for Asian leaders from managing growth to providing conditions for growth. Demographics will no longer favour Asia. Asia moves into the era of scarcities, but needs growth to solve economic and social problems. Out of this mosaic an Asian economic model is borne. Keywords are shifting of productivity from the individual to groups, ecological productivity instead of economic productivity, and a reintroduction of traditional Asian values – less materialistic than Western values. A new paradigm for economic thinking emerges to replace the one launched in the West 200 years ago. The consequence becomes a new global political and economic architecture changing the rules for global politics and economics.


 Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at ISEAS, Singapore; Senior Fellow Diplomatic Academy and Adjunct Professor at Singapore Management University & Copenhagen Business School. After 38 years in the Royal Danish diplomatic Service - 8 ½ years as State-Secretary - since 1997 he has lived in Singapore. His newest book ‘How Asia Can Shape the World’ is published in the beginning of 2011, which follows on ‘Political Economy in a Globalized World’ published in 2009.


''Joergen Oerstrem Moeller, a member of that rare breed--the scholar diplomat--has written a forward looking book full of insight into the changing role of  Asia in the modern world.  An exercise in cross-disciplinary trespassing it makes important connections across the domains of economics, politics, culture and technology that are all too often missed by the disciplinary specialists.  Some of the trends he identifies, that only become obvious through his multi-disciplinary lenses, fall into the 'now why did I not think of that' category' '' - Professor Richard Higgott, Editor of The Pacific Review.

The talk and reception is open to the public and free of charge. 

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