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Global Challenges Converging: The Impact on the US and its Response

25 February 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Chatham House, London


Tina Fordham, Chief Global Political Analyst, Citi
Jan Techau, Director, Carnegie Europe
Chair: Xenia Wickett, Head, US and the Americas Programme; Dean, The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership



The world is fundamentally changing. Old forms of geopolitics have re-emerged, increasing the difficulty in resolving conflicts and other security challenges not seen since the Cold War era. At the same time, technologies which empower individuals and enable new forms of networking have contributed to the success of populist parties, leaving national governments and international organizations alike struggling to respond. The confluence of these trends has created a more challenging and unpredictable state of global affairs.

How is this challenging, unpredictable state of affairs affecting the 2016 US election and how will it affect the next government?  What impact will it have on US domestic politics and for America’s future global engagement?

Tina Fordham and Jan Techau, co-authors of a recent report exploring these questions, join us to provide their insight into this new state of global affairs.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.