Speaker Luncheon: 'Malaysia Vision 2020: Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Growth'

Speaker Luncheon: 'Malaysia Vision 2020: Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Growth'

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.


Institute for Peace & Justice, Room H

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Ahlers Center for International Business presents:

Ming Yu Cheng
Professor, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
“Malaysia Vision 2020: Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Growth"

Malaysia has experienced strong growth, reduction of poverty, and moved to a middle-income economy. It is the second fastest growing nation in the ASEAN region after Singapore. What will it take to keep this momentum and for Malaysia to make the leap out of middle-income status to create homegrown, internationally competitive industries? Please join Dr. Cheng as she highlights some of the nation’s major milestones in its economic transformation and discusses some of the challenges and strategies ahead for Malaysia moving up the higher value added economy ladder.

Speaker Bio:
Cheng Ming Yu graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia with a BSc degree (Resource Economics) in 1996 and a PhD in 1999. Subsequently, she joined Multimedia University, Malaysia, and served the university until August 2010. In September 2010, she joined Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) as a professor and the chair of Mr. and Mrs. Chua Chai Leng Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Accountancy and Management, UTAR.

She works on a number of projects related to economic development, especially on social capital, globalization, human capital development and competitiveness studies. She was a recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (JSPS) in 2002, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar (2004 – 2005) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (2007 - 2008). Her areas of specialization include development economics, globalization and competitiveness studies.

Please RSVP for this event by 5 p.m. on April 25.

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