Global geopolitics is undergoing a process of intense transformation. The liberal order that has dominated for more than half century is being disrupted. Presumptions of US hegemony no longer apply and new centers of power are on the ascendant. Nation states are re-asserting their borders and nationalist politics are spreading. The multilateral institutions developed in the mid-twentieth century are coming under assault, including by countries central to their formation. And all the while, digital connectivity is pulling at the seams of global stability. What does the future of global order look like? Will liberal order prevail, and what alternate futures are likely? How do western countries navigate the coming storms, particularly with a surging China. Our Spring 2018 Lind Initiative speakers will explore the future of the global liberal order.