Session: Plenary Session 1 / Regency Room
Date/Time: April 22, 2014 / 10:15-11:30
Hahm Chaibong, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
James Steinberg, Syracuse University
Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University
With the end of the Cold War, some proclaimed the “End of History.” Twenty years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, however, we live in a much more uncertain world. Great power rivalries have intensified, free market economies are floundering, and liberal democracies are increasingly dysfunctional. Xenophobia and racism are spreading. Territorial disputes have been exacerbated while hopes for regional integration are fading. What is the future of great power relations and international order? Can regionalism contain nationalism? Is the ideal of an international community based on universal norms and principles still attainable?