` The New Global Order after the US Election

The New Global Order after the US Election

The protracted presidential election process has put America in the limelight, with the world watching intently to see who would take the reins and lead this global superpower. Now that Joe Biden has won, it is tempting to speculate where this change in leadership will take us. Will Biden’s election mark the beginning of a dramatic shift in America’s attitude to the world, and a new global order based on international collaboration?

In this webinar, Professor G. John Ikenberry will discuss how the global order and power balance are likely to be impacted, especially in Asia, with reference to his new book A World Safe for Democracy (Yale 2020). Then, Wataru Sawamura, Bureau Chief of The Asahi Shimbun in Washington, will share his thoughts on the impact of the US election on Japan-US relations and Japan’s global position.

Date: Tuesday 24 November 2020

UK Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm (GMT)
Japan Time: 10:00pm-11:00pm (GMT+9)
Washington DC Time: 8:00am-9:00am (GMT-5)

About the contributors

Professor G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of Princeton’s Centre for International Security Studies and Co-Director of the Princeton Project on National Security. He was the 72nd Eastman Professor at Balliol College, Oxford, in 2013-14, and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, in 2018-19. He has previously served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff (1991-92), as a member of an advisory group at the State Department (2003-04), and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on U.S.-European relations. He is the author of numerous journal articles, essays and books, including Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American System (2011); and After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (2001) which won the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Wataru Sawamura is Bureau Chief of the Asahi Shimbun’s Washington Bureau, heading the leading Japanese daily newspaper’s office there since July 2017. He previously served as Deputy Managing Editor (Editor-in-Chief of the morning edition) and Foreign Editor, supervising the company’s 30 foreign bureaux and 50 overseas correspondents. He graduated from Tokyo University with a BA in literature in 1986. He has held various positions at the Asahi Shimbun including New York Correspondent, London Correspondent, Paris Bureau Chief, and European Editor (chief of London Bureau). He also spent 6 months in Beijing as a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University from 2013 to 2014.




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