18:30 - 20:00, drinks reception to follow
Location: Herringham Hall, Regent's University London
Since the end of the Second World War, countries have worked together to create a system of international institutions and rules that manage and facilitate peaceful, economically effective and politically robust relations between nation states. A complex, interlocking web of rules now covers everything from trade to military conflict. Collectively they provide the most effective system for regulating international relationships ever seen.
But what is often called the “international rules-based order” is now facing fundamental challenge. Whether it is from President Putin’s Russia with its invasion of Georgia or its annexation of Crimea, or from US President Donald Trump and his opposition to the rules of the World Trade Organisation and the Paris Climate Change accord, it is not just the way the international order operates but its existence that is being questioned.
Hosted by Regent’s University London and the Senior European Experts, leading speakers will debate whether the international order can survive the ferocity of present challenges and the consequences for all of us if it fails.
Join Geoffrey Robertson, QC human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster. He is also a founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers, Ms Kori Schake, Deputy-Director General at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and former White House and US State Department staffer, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Visiting Professor in the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London, and former UK National Security Adviser and Ambassador to the United Nations.
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