The Unravelling of the Liberal Order

Lind Initiative 2018 | January – March, 2018

The Unravelling of the Liberal Order

The world is undergoing a wrenching process of geopolitical transformation. The liberal order that dominated for the past half century is unravelling. Presumptions of US hegemony no longer apply and new power centers are emerging in Asia and Europe. Nation states are re-asserting their sovereignty as nationalist movements gain strength. The world´s major cities are also rewiring global supply chains. Yet, multilateral institutions developed in the mid-twentieth century are coming under assault by some of the very countries that were central to their formation. Digital connectivity and new technologies are accelerating political, economic and social transformation and literally changing the rules of the game, pulling at the seams of global stability. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold?

The Lind Initiative 2018 speaker series in Term 2 at UBC will explore these and other questions, with visits from the world’s leading intellectuals on the subject.

#LIND18 SPEAKERS

Edward Luce

Edward Luce

Columnist and Commentator, Financial Times

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Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

Senior Fellow, Stanford University

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Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker

Author, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

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Susan Rice

Susan Rice

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Former National Security Advisor to the Obama Administration

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Misha Glenny

Misha Glenny

Writer, Broadcaster, Former BBC Central Europe Correspondent

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Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO of New America

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#LIND18 MODERATORS

Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah

Lind Initiative Visiting Fellow

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Dawna Friesen

Dawna Friesen

Anchor and Executive Editor of Global National

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Barbara Arneil

Barbara Arneil

Professor, Head of the Department of Political Science

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Richard Price

Richard Price

Professor, Department of Political Science

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Carole Taylor

Carole Taylor

Former B.C. Finance Minister

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#LIND18 Events

Talk:
Edward Luce

January 11th, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2.

Edward Luce is a renowned columnist and commentator for the Financial Times, providing insight into American politics and the U.S. economy.

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WATCH the video recording of the talk here

Talk:
Francis Fukuyama

January 25th, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2.

Francis Fukuyama is one of the world’s most prominent scholars of the liberal order.

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WATCH the video recording of Francis Fukuyama’s talk here 

Talk:
Steven Pinker

February 1st, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2.

Steven Pinker is one of the world’s most influential intellectuals, with multiple bestselling and award-winning books on language, mind, and human nature.

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A video recording of this talk is not available.

Talk:
Misha Glenny

February 8th, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

New Venue: Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. Please find a map to the theatre here.

Misha Glenny is a multiple award-winning writer, broadcaster and sought after keynote speaker. His best-selling book, McMafia, about the globalization of organized crime is broadcast this year as a major dramas series by the BBC and AMC.

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A video recording of this talk is not available.

 

Talk:
Susan Rice

February 15th, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. Please find a map here.

Susan Rice is the former US Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013) and former National Security Advisor to the Obama administration (2013-2017).

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A video recording of this talk is not available.

Talk:
Anne-Marie Slaughter

February 26th, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Old Auditorium, UBC, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think tank devoted to bridging the gap between technology and policy in the Digital Age.

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WATCH the video recording of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s talk here

 

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