15:00 – 16:00
Partners, Competitors and Rivals: The Future of Global Order
The future of global order has a myriad of moving factors and influences, but general consensus is that we are unlike to see the fall of US leadership any time soon. The forces of trade, nationalism, globalisation, national security, and technological advancement are all challenges within the current order, but as the potential exists to revise the system itself, it is unlikely it will be overthrown. The will to overthrown the system can only be found in Russia, as China is actually one of the biggest winners of the current system and is not interested in discarding it. Once institutions and regulation regarding new technology are updated to fit the changing world, the system may very well settle back down. This process of renegotiation however is the political and cooperative challenge of our time.
“We share with Europe values which we don’t share with Russia and China” – Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
“International order is in peril, and some international organizations are falling apart” – Hongjun Yu
“Europe will be never be a centre of the world, let‘s be realistic.” – Martina Larkin
“We need to demonstrate that liberal democracy Is not only most virtuous but also most effective.” – Bobo Lo
“Problem with American exceptionalism is that it encourages exceptionalism of another world powers.” – Bobo Lo