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Issues & Insights Vol. 05 – No. 07

The significance of generational change in Asia and the United States has become too obvious and too important to ignore. At virtually every conference, discussions of key issues turn on changing perspectives produced by the coming of age of a new generation in these societies. Yet all too often, those views are not presented by these “youngsters” themselves, but by older professionals who interpret those views through their own particular lenses and filter them accordingly.