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Wednesday 21 June 2017 10:30 - 16:45

Grand Strategy and Populism II


A great deal has happened that has affected the Trans-Atlantic relationship over the past year: the Trump Presidency; the Brexit referendum; the Turkish drift away from Europe; instability in East Asia, especially on the Korea Peninsula; and a series of elections marred by accusations of Russian meddling.

These have combined with yet more instability in the Middle East, the ongoing Ukraine Crisis, the legitimacy crisis in the European Union, and the uncertainties produced by the UK elections. The international order established and led by the United States has become more unstable more quickly than was anticipated by most. Structural changes in the international system, specifically the redistribution of power towards the Asia-Pacific, and the transnationalisation of nationalist populism are undermining that order both from without and within. Are we witnessing a fundamental change in the international order?

These questions will be discussed in a seminar on the current state of Trans-Atlantic relations on Wednesday June 21st. Participants include: Christopher Layne (Texas A&M); Isabelle Duyvesteijn (Leiden); Geoffrey Underhill (UVA); Marianne van Leeuwen (UVA); Ruth Oldenziel (TUE); Bastiaan van Apeldoorn (VU); Ruud van Dijk (UVA); Gabriela Marin Thornton (Texas A&M); Paul van Hooft (EUI); Nicolas Blarel (Leiden); Eugenio Cusumano (Leiden); Andrew Gawthorpe (Leiden).

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Roeterseilandcampus (REC), B-building, room B2.04