Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
17.00 – 19.00 (BST)
Webinar on Zoom
Jointly organised by The Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute
75 years after the multilateral international order was established through the foundation of the United Nations, it is now facing major challenges. Under attack from unilateralist leaders such as Donald Trump, and faced with new global challenges such as climate change, the Covid pandemic and the rise of China as a world power, adaptation and renewal may now be necessary for the rule-based international order to further its global aims. Topics for discussion will be: How can multilateralism adapt to the new challenges and ensure its relevance in the future global system? Will the arrival of Biden’s US administration herald a change in the US’s commitment to the multilateral institutions? What role should and will China play in the rule-based system?
Our expert panellists will discuss these questions and offer their analysis of the challenges the multilateral international order faces as well as their views on the prospects for renewal and change.
Dr Olaf Wientzek
Director, Multilateral Dialogue Geneva, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Director, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), Vienna
Dr Zachary Paikin
Researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); Nonresident Research Fellow with the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy in Toronto; Senior Visiting Fellow, Global Policy Institute