The John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy presents a talk by Ann Florini of The Brookings Institution entitled "The Role of the Private Sector in Asia." Ann Florini is a nonresident senior fellow with Foreign Policy, and a professor of Public Policy at Singapore Management University. She works on global governance, energy policy, and the public roles of private corporations. Previously Florini was a professor and the founding director for the Centre on Asia and Glo- balisation at the National University of Singapore. From 1997 to 2002, she was a senior asso- ciate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and from 1996 to 1997 she served as research director of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Project on World Security. She was a senior researcher with the Center for International and Strategic Affairs at UCLA from 1987 to 1992, and from 1983 to 1987 she worked for the United Nations Association of the USA, where she created and directed the Project on Multilateral Issues and Institutions.