War & Peace in the 21st Century: A world of two or three? The US, China and the EU in a new global order

A new distribution of power might come hand-in-hand with substantial changes in the international order. How would the global liberal order change in light of a tripolar distribution of power? Is there anything different the EU can offer amid this change?

ACTIVITAT REALITZADA
18 gener 2020 - 09:30h
LOCALITZACIÓ: Palau de Pedralbes, Diagonal 686, Barcelona
ORGANITZAT PER: CIDOB and Barcelona City Council in collaboration with EsadeGeo. Supported by “la Caixa”

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For the last few years the fault-lines dividing the United States and the People’s Republic of China seem not only to consolidate but to deepen further. Some voices suggest that we might be on the edge of the formation of a new bipolar system with dynamics mimicking those of the Cold War in the 20th Century between the US and the USSR. From trade wars to technological competition the effects of their current incipient contest are already affecting the contours of the global order. Amid the potential clash between Washington and Beijing, the European Union is asking itself whether it could become a third global pole in its own right and if it is interested in it to happen. After the Parliamentary elections in May 2019 and the constitution of the new EU Commission, new European leaderships must take strategic decisions on what the role of the European Union amid this contest should be. At the same time, Russia also tries to play a leading role in shaping the new world order. What should the EU do in order to secure its positions as a third independent voice? How would transatlantic relations be reshaped in this context? A new distribution of power might come hand-in-hand with substantial changes in the international order. How would the global liberal order change in light of a tripolar distribution of power? Is there anything different the EU can offer amid this change?

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Laia Bonet

Laia Bonet

Third Deputy Mayor, Barcelona City Council

Anna Bosch

Anna Bosch

Foreign Affairs Correspondent, TVE

Heather A. Conley

Heather A. Conley

Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Judy Dempsey

Judy Dempsey

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe; Editor in Chief, Strategic Europe

Cristina Gallach

Cristina Gallach

High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda of Spain; former UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information (2014-2017)

Shada Islam

Shada Islam

Director of Europe and Geopolitics, Friends of Europe

Philippe Le Corre

Philippe Le Corre

Research Associate, Ash Center and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Director, CIDOB

Ferdinando Nelli

Ferdinando Nelli

President, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Robin Niblett

Robin Niblett

Director, Chatham House

Antoni Segura

Antoni Segura

Chairman of the Board, CIDOB

Javier Solana

Javier Solana

Honorary Chairman of the Board, CIDOB; President, EsadeGeo

Dmitri Trenin

Dmitri Trenin

Director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow Center

Shaoguang Wang

Shaoguang Wang

Emeritus Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

War & Peace in the 21st Century: A world of two or three? The US, China and the EU in a new global order ACTIVITAT REALITZADA

09:30h Opening

Laia Bonet, Third Deputy Mayor, Barcelona City Council

09:45h Introduction

 Antoni Segura, Chairman of the Board, CIDOB

 Javier Solana, Honorary Chairman of the Board, CIDOB; President, EsadeGeo

10:00h The United States, China and the new global order

 A discussion between:

 Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

 Heather A. Conley, Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, Center for Strategic and International

 Studies (CSIS)

Shaoguang Wang, Emeritus Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dmitri Trenin, Director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow Center 

Chaired and moderated by: 

Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe; Editor in Chief, Strategic Europe

Followed by a debate between the speakers

11:15h Coffee break

11:45h A third pole? Articulating an EU's voice for the new political cycle

A discussion between:

Ferdinando Nelli,President, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Shada Islam, Director of Europe and Geopolitics, Friends of Europe

Philippe Le Corre, Research Associate, Ash Center and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Cristina Gallach, High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda of Spain; former UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information (2014-2017)         

Chaired and moderated by: 

Anna Bosch, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, TVE 

Followed by a debate between the speakers

13:00h Debate with the audience

13:45h Closing Remarks

Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB