January 25 2018: Francis Fukuyama in Invitations to Lind Initiative Series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order

Lind Initiative: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order

The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies presents our January-March 2018 speaker series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order. The world is undergoing a wrenching process of geopolitical transformation. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold? The Lind Initiative’s Spring 2018 series will explore these and other questions, with visits from the world’s leading intellectuals on the subject.

Please join us by registering for our events on our Current Series page.

 

Thursday, January 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Old Auditorium, UBC

Francis Fukuyama, one of the world’s most prominent scholars of the liberal order and Senior Fellow at Stanford University.

Francis Fukuyama is one of the world’s most prominent scholars of the liberal order. He has held several positions throughout his illustrious career, and is currently a senior fellow at Stanford University. His 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man, in many ways began the conversation about the longevity of global liberalism.

About the theme: 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’s Spring 2018 series will explore these and other questions, with visits from the world’s leading intellectuals on the subject.

The talks are in the UBC Old Auditorium.  You need to register if you plan to attend: http://lindinitiative.ubc.ca/series/spring-2018/#events-dates

For event poster: Lind Initiative 2018 Series Poster