The World Order Is Dead. Here’s How to Build a New One for a Post-Coronavirus Era.
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Join us for a conversation about whether the US is up for this opportunity to reassert itself in a leadership role in this new world order.
Speaker bio highlights:
Edward Fishman, Adjunct Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
At CNAS he focuses on the intersection of business, economics, and national security. His research interests include sanctions and the evolving ways states use economic power to advance their foreign policy interests. He is concurrently a fellow at the Atlantic Council, where he specializes in Europe and Russia.
From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Fishman served at the U.S. Department of State as a member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff. In that role, Mr. Fishman advised Secretary of State John Kerry on Europe and Eurasia and led the staff’s work on economic sanctions, long-range strategic planning, and international order and norms.
Prior to his government service, Mr. Fishman was an editor at Foreign Affairs. A native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Mr. Fishman holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
In his recent article published in Politico, former US State Department policy-planning hand Edward Fishman notes that big changes can emerge from a crisis. Arguing Covid-19’s global disruption will provide an opportunity for leaders to forge a new, post-pandemic world order that can better handle challenges like climate change, cyber-threats, and globalization, Fishman points to lessons from the world’s last two major crises, in 1919 and 1945.
The lesson, Fishman suggests, is to plan ahead and gather broad support for post-crisis plans, before the crisis is over - or face more chaos in its wake. He will address the question of whether the US is up for this opportunity to reassert itself in a leadership role in this new world order.