Defense, Global Governance, Power & Security Fall 2018 Global Order Colloquium Thought Pieces
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December 31, 2018
On the first day of the 2018 Global Order Colloquium, scholars and policy experts convened to exchange views on how the global order is faring at a time of dramatic change and turbulence. With the support of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the colloquium aimed to bridge the gap between academia and the policy world by empowering experts to foster mutual understanding on divisive questions at the intersection of international security, political economy, international law, and global culture. Symposium participants dissected the influence of national interests and proposed interdisciplinary pathways for cooperation in the management and evolution of the great power competition.
Taken together, each of the first day’s panels generated conversations that at times were pessimistic as well as optimistic, focused on regional and then global matters, and proposed both private and public solutions.
The thought pieces developed by the Global Order Colloquium panelists are linked below.
Panel 1: Power Transitions
The first panel discussed the latest research on shifts in the international security environment, particularly regional balances of power.
Panel 2: Economic Transitions
The second panel probed the fragility of the economic order as the United States becomes less willing to bear the burden of an open international system.
Panel 3: Legal & Institutional Transitions
The third panel examined whether the international legal regime can continue to provide a stable basis for addressing human rights violations and generate a framework for diplomatic and economic interactions.
Panel 4: Communications & Cultural Transitions
The fourth panel considered how global culture is changing to reflect not just new voices, but also changing national power dynamics.