The tenth Asian Forum on Global Governance in January 2020 brought together young executives from around the world for a 10-day program in New Delhi. The patron of the Asian Forum is Dr. Shashi Tharoor, former UN Under-Secretary-General, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, India.
Since 2011, the Asian Forum on Global Governance engages successful young politicians, diplomats, business leaders, journalists, civil society representatives and scholars from around the world in an annual dialogue on current political, economic and social questions, with special emphasis on Asia. The Forum aims to provide an instructional and networking platform for young professional leaders to discuss, debate, and challenge conventional interpretations of the complex realities of today. The interactions are with high-ranking political, business, and academic figures. Since 2017, Asian Forum participants have also been inducted as ‘Raisina Young Fellows’ at the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics, co-hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs, India.
The previous ten Asian Forum on Global Governance conventions in New Delhi primarily addressed urgent topics of governance in the Asian-Pacific. Above all, the focus was on the 'Great Shift East', the shift in power towards Asia in the wake of economic, demographic, and political developments.
The ZEIT-Stiftung organizes the Asian Forum on Global Governance together with the Observer Research Foundation, a renowned Indian think tank.