This event asks four distinguished speakers to debate the proposition that the world is moving away from the traditional, European and US-led, liberal international order.
Dr George Lawson, Associate Professor, LSE
Anthony Dworkin, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR
Professor Michael Cox, Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Professor Trine Flockhart, Professor of International Relations, University of Kent
Chair: Dr James Rodgers, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, City University; Foreign Correspondent, BBC (1995-2010)
At the Munich Security Conference in February, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov called for a 'post-west' world order and dismissed NATO as a relic of the Cold War. His remarks came in the wake of President Xi’s Davos speech, where he stressed China’s commitment to leading international efforts aimed at globalization and President Trump’s inauguration address that set out his ‘America first’ vision, seen by many observers as a likely retrenchment by the US into protectionist policies. Do such comments herald a new international status quo?
This event asks four distinguished speakers to debate the proposition that the world is moving away from the traditional, European and US-led, liberal international order, as other major foreign powers attempt to exert greater influence on the world stage.