East Asia Seminar Series
How to do Diplomacy with Autocrats
November 21, 2023 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM|
Online & in-person
This event will take place virtually and in-person at the Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto ON.
Global democratic backsliding has divided the world into two camps: democracies and autocracies. Yet, diplomacy must go on in order to ensure global security. From geopolitical hotspots in the the Middle East to Asia, democratic leaders must continue to speak to their authoritarian counterparts. There is much art in such diplomacy. Join us for a panel with top Brookings experts Suzanne Maloney and Ryan Hass to de-code geopolitical tensions and hear first-hand how such diplomacy is conducted.
About the speakers
Suzanne Maloney is the vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where her research focuses on Iran and Persian Gulf energy. Prior to being named vice president and director, she served as the deputy director of Foreign Policy for five years. At Brookings, she is a leading voice on U.S. policy toward Iran and the broader Middle East, testifying before Congress, briefing policymakers, and engaging with government, non-profit organizations and corporations. She is a frequent commentator in national and international media.
Ryan Hass is director of the John L. Thornton China Center and the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies at Brookings. He is also a senior fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He was part of the inaugural class of David M. Rubenstein fellows at Brookings, and is a nonresident affiliated fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Hass focuses his research and analysis on enhancing policy development on the pressing political, economic, and security challenges facing the United States in East Asia.
This event is a part of the Munk School's Changing World Order area of focus lecture series and is co-sponsored by the East Asia Seminar Series at the Asian Institute.