The Changing World Order
The world as we know it has changed. The balance of power has shifted, fueled by the growing rivalry between the US and China, economic and social inequality, the backlash against globalization, and the erosion of international norms, institutions, and strategic alliances. As the world grapples with the existential threat of climate change and the disruption caused by COVID-19, the future feels more uncertain than ever.
How does the rivalry among superpowers and the retreat into regionalism affect global security, technology, supply chains, and trade flows? What role do non-state actors — social movements, non-governmental organizations, institutional investors, foundations, and more — have to play in this new political landscape? What does the weakening of our institutions mean for our ability to address inequality, uphold human rights, address the changing reality of borders, and save our warming planet? And what is Canada’s role in this changing world?
Faculty leads: Ayelet Shachar and Diana Fu