Waking Up in a New World Order?
March 11, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online Zoom Webinar
In the space of few days, the war in Ukraine accomplished what successive U.S. presidents and European leaders could not in 30 years: a strategic reorientation in Germany, the relaunch of a true politico-military dimension to the European Union, new questioning in China and the United States over their respective global roles, and the broader revitalization of a debate over the foundations of the twenty-first century’s international order. All this comes at a dramatically heavy price, however: the return of war to Europe, threatening the life and prospects of millions of innocent civilians; the renewed threat of nuclear attack as a way to solve transnational disputes; and the fulfillment of the incumbent long-term clash between two competitive political models – democracy vs authoritarianism.
These new tectonic shifts force a sincere reassessment of national commitments to international values. Which actors are bound to emerge stronger, and which ones will be weakened? Will Russia definitively turn into an international pariah, or will it be able to turn a new political page? How will China interpret the highest challenge so far since it has emerged as a global superpower? Can the European Union and the United States overcome their long-standing internal divisions and get real renewed political vigor? A transatlantic group of scholars considered these questions in a conversation moderated by Berkley Center Senior Fellow José Casanova.
This event was co-sponsored by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
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