'The end of global cooperation? A debate on global governance in the emerging world order'

Past Event

15 March 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Blavatnik School of Government
120 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6GG

This event is hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government

Recent events in America, Europe, and elsewhere threaten to unravel the international institutions that have managed global security and commerce since the end of World War II. Also under assault is the very principle of multilateral international governance that is so ensconced in our understanding of world affairs that it has come to be seen as the “null hypothesis” in international relations.

But is the abandonment of multilateralism all that bad? Can we imagine a more secure and prosperous world when international affairs are managed on a deal-by-deal basis between relevant national players?

Join us for a debate on these questions.

Dr Carlos Lopes, visiting fellow at the Oxford Martin School, and Achim Steiner, Director of the Oxford Martin School, will make the case for multilateralism.

Professor Karthik Ramanna, Director of the Oxford MPP, and Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School, will argue for the alternative deal-by-deal approach.

The event is free and open to the public. To attend, please register here.

The event will be live streamed and recorded on the Blavatnik School of Government YouTube channel.