Asan Plenum 2013 Proceedings
Our time is characterized by unprecedented instability and uncertainty. North Korea and Iran’s nuclear ambitions threaten regional security and the global nonproliferation regime. The political upheaval of the Arab Spring has precipitated conflicts from Syria to Mali.
The Eurozone crisis, America’s debt crisis, and Japan’s decades-long decline have left the old financial order in tatters while highlighting democracy’s shortcomings in managing economic challenges. Authoritarian governments increasingly espouse the virtues of “State capitalism”
while new mechanisms of global governance, from the BRICS to the G20, proliferate.
This year’s Plenum will examine the cause and nature of the new world disorder while attempting to glimpse the shape of a newly emerging international order.
Date: April 30 – May 1, 2013
Place: Grand Hyatt Hotel