Asian Leadership Forum Papers

Maria Ressa

2023: Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Journalist

If you don’t have facts, you can’t have truth. Without truth, you can’t have trust. Without these three, we have no shared reality. You can’t solve any problem, let alone have a functioning democracy.


Ban Ki-moon

2018: Ban Ki-moon, Eighth United Nations Secretary-General

Global citizenship is an important concept that can serve as a unique tool to help solve some of our most pressing challenges and assist us in reaching our global goals.



Ma Ying-jeou

2016: Ma Ying-jeou, Former President of the Republic of China

My early life had a lot to do with the Catholic Church in Taiwan and, for that matter, American aid to Taiwan.



Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

2015: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Former President of the Republic of Indonesia

What we need is reason. We need compassion. Not provocation, but persuasion. We need to build bridges, not burn them.