ISBN: 978-0-9904361-8-8 51399
The IMF estimates that by 2030, Asia’s economy will be larger than that of the EU and the US combined as the region’s world GDP share reaches to 40%. Six out of ten jobs in the world will be based in Asia while five Asian countries will catapult into the top ten economies. It is imperative that Asia is prepared to take up this challenge by producing enough capable and ethical leaders to cultivate ideas and implement plans for a successful future. In Why Asia is Hopeful, graduate students from Harvard, Tufts, and MIT who participated in two Asia Leadership Treks and ten Asia Leadership Fellowship Tours in 2017, discover how Asia is preparing for this acknowledged future. The Treks covered prominent cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul as well as newly developing economies like Myanmar and Vietnam. These journeys offered the scholars novel experiences and insights, prompting them to write the essays in this volume about how Asia's talents are poised to change the world for the better.
Hungsoo S. Kim