Conference "The Emerging Structure of International Politics"

Lundi 15 juillet 2019


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"The Emerging Structure of International Politics"
By Barry POSEN (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Discussant: Hall GARDNER (American University of Paris)

July 15, 2019 10am - 12pm | École militaire

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Barry POSENProfessor Posen examines whether the diffusion of power away from the United States can best be understood as the emergence of a multipolar structure of power, and if so, how the United States should navigate this change. His project aims to research the “rules of the road” of 21st Century multipolarity. To do so, he looks at how states and statesmen navigated multipolar systems in the past. But there are limits to drawing lessons from history, due to the truly global nature of a future multipolar system, if it emerges.  Further, nuclear weapons have changed security competition among states, and the past half-century has seen major changes in conventional warfare as well. Posen aims to imagine the kind of multipolar security competition that might prevail, given these changes.

Barry R. Posen is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director Emeritus of the MIT Security Studies Program, and serves on the Executive Committee of Seminar XXI. He has written numerous books and articles on international security, military strategy and doctrine, security and nuclear studies and won several awards for his work. He recently published “The Rise of Illiberal Hegemony : Trump’s Surprising Grand Strategy” (Foreign Affairs, 2018). He has been a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow; Rockefeller Foundation International Affairs Fellow; Guest Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow; Smithsonian Institution; Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Visiting Fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center at Dartmouth College, and most recently Kissinger Chair, John Kluge Center, Library of Congress. 

Hall Gardner is Professor and Chair of the Department of International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Paris. He recently published IR Theory, Historical Analogy, and Major Power War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and World War Trump: The Risks of America's New Nationalism (Prometheus Books, 2018).


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