James Crabtree – Keynote Speaker

Leading Expert on Globalisation and the Rise of Asia

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Specialist Subjects

  • India/Emerging Markets
  • US/China Trade Wars
  • Globalisation
  • Webinar: 5 Unexpected Ways Covid-19 Will Change the World
  • Webinar: Fast-Forward to a New Age of Bifurcation
  • Webinar: Beyond the End of Globalisation


  • English


James Crabtree is an author and expert on the future of globalisation, able to give compelling talks on topics from the rise of China and India and the ongoing US / China trade war to the way in which the spread of new technologies are upending politics and economics across Asia.

An associate professor of practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School in Singapore, and a fellow at the school’s Centre on Asia and Globalisation, James can also provide analysis Asian geopolitical developments, with a particular focus on South and South East Asia.

James Crabtree best-selling book The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s Gilded Age, was short-listed for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2018, and also named one of Amazon’s best books of the year.

A former Mumbai Bureau Chief at the Financial Times, James has written widely for global publications, from the Economist and Wired to Foreign Policy and the New York Times. He also writes a regular column for Nikkei Asian Review. Prior to journalism, James was a senior policy advisor in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

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