Hopkins at Home: Reflections on World Order: Past, Present, and Future

May 21, 2020
7 - 8pm EDT
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Join Frank Gavin, a professor and director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies, in exploring first-order questions about the material, political, and intellectual foundations of the current world order and its likely future direction.

What is the future of world order? The international system built out of World War II is showing signs of strain, if not crisis.

In his 2014 book World Order, Henry Kissinger argued that creating a new international order, adapted to the realities of the 21st century, was the greatest challenge facing statesmen today. This sense of urgency has been increased by two developments: a return of great-power competition that increases fears that the West has entered a period of decline and profound and unsettling technological changes that have transformed the basis of social, economic, and political life. Under these pressures, has the idea of a "liberal international order" lost its value? How should we think about the future state of international relations and how might it differ from the past? What can we learn from previous efforts to construct a world order conducive to peace and prosperity? As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, we need new thinking about the future of the international system—thinking that more accurately reflects the era in which we live.

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