In recent weeks I have drawn New Mandala reader attention to a series of interviews (here and here) with a number of prominent Columbia University and Australian National University academics. These interviews were recorded in New York in March 2012.

The final episode in the series is now available here. It examines the issue of how countries such as the United States and Australia should get ready for the so-called “Asian Century”. The interviewees offer a range of different perspectives on this intriguing set of issues. It begins with Columbia University’s Professor Carol Gluck who argues that this century will not be “Asian” after all.