Tuesday, September 13 - Wednesday, September 14, 2022 A Fracturing World: The Future of Globalization
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Over the past century, the world has become an increasingly interconnected place.
Businesses' supply chains stretch over vast distances; national governments have come together through regional institutions, such as the African Union and NATO; and advances in communications technology have made it possible to quickly and easily build new relationships across national borders.
Many experts believed that this shift toward globalization—toward ever-closer links between people, companies, and governments—was inexorable. In recent years, however, this established world order has begun to fracture. Populism and nationalism are in resurgence in many countries, challenging international cooperation on global issues; the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the fragility of lengthy supply chains for essential goods and services; and new technologies could be used to divide rather than unite us.
What does the future of globalization look like in this fracturing world? Join Perry World House and experts from government, academia, the media, and diplomacy to explore this crucial question.
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Rising to the Global Climate Challenge: Australia's Leadership with Michael E. Mann, Malcolm Turnbull, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson | REGISTER HERE
Climate change remains a highly divisive issue across the globe, but Australia's gradual move toward a groundbreaking Climate Change Bill, expected to become law within weeks, is an example of cohesion in a fracturing world. Join Perry World House, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and Annenberg Public Policy Center for a conversation between Australia's 29th Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and renowned climate expert Michael E. Mann, looking at how to make progress on climate change by tackling disinformation and encouraging government action.
Ambassadors' Roundtable: Navigating a Fracturing Economic Order with Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Hilda Suka-Mafudze, Andrés Augusto Durán Hareau, and Edward Wong | REGISTER HERE
Following the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are increasingly turning toward greater self-sufficiency - exploring how to bring critical industries back home and minimize dependence on other nations. Join Perry World House for a discussion with Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, ambassador of Singapore to the United States; Hilda Suka-Mafudze, permanent representative of the African Union to the United States; Andrés Augusto Durán Hareau, ambassador of Uruguay to the United States; and the New York Times's Edward Wong on how economic deglobalization is affecting their regions and the wider global economy, and how the international community can continue to work together on crucial issues.
From Global to Local: A More Prosperous World? with Rana Foroohar and Erika H. James | REGISTER HERE
The world is gradually emerging from more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its economic order perhaps permanently changed. COVID exposed the fragility of global supply chains, and in response, national economies are beginning to shift focus from global to local. Is this trend here to stay, and will it make the world economy stronger? Join the Financial Times' Rana Foroohar, author of Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World, and Erika H. James, dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, for a discussion of these critical questions.