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Governance in an Emerging New World

EVT 575
Jan 14—Feb 25
3:30 pm—5:00 pm
Hauck Auditorium, David & Joan Traitel Building
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Open to the public. Advanced registration highly recommended. For questions and more information about this series, please visit the Hoover Institution website or call (650) 723-1754.
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George Shultz has observed that the world ahead will not be like the world behind us. His project on Governance in an Emerging New World explores the challenge posed by changing demographics, the information and communications revolution, emerging technologies, and new means of production of goods near where they are used. Its contributors aim to understand the impact of these global transformations on our democracy, our economy, and our national security, and on other countries, including Russia and China.

Africa in an Emerging World

Monday, January 14
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

Africa will be home to much of world’s population growth in coming decades, giving it a young, growing, and increasingly urbanized population. At the same time, it faces economic challenges and will acutely feel the effects of a changing climate. The discussion will explore what these demographic and environmental dynamics, alongside the promise of advancing technologies and new means of communications, will mean for governance and development across the continent. The January 14 speakers include:
Tony Carroll, Manchester Trade
Ambassador Chester Crocker, Georgetown University and former assistant secretary of state for African affairs
Mark Giordano, Georgetown University
Jack Goldstone, George Mason University
Andre Pienaar, C5 Capital
Moderator: Ambassador George Moose (United States Institute of Peace and former assistant secretary of state for African affairs)

Europe in an Emerging World

Monday, February 4
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

The Europe of the early 21st century is rapidly changing, as European institutions evolve, populations age, and new political forces emerge. The panelists will review how internet and communications technologies, new means of production, and rapid flows of people are affecting governance across the continent. The February 4 speakers include:
Caroline Atkinson, former head of global policy at Google
Christopher Caldwell, The Weekly Standard
William Drozdiak, Brookings Institution
Jens Südekum, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics
Moderator: Jim Hoagland (Hoover Institution and editor at The Washington Post)

Emerging Technology and America's National Security

Monday, February 25
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

The United States finds itself in strategic competition with China and Russia at the same time as its traditional technological superiority faces emergent challenges. The participants will address how new military technologies might change the strategic dynamic in both Europe and in the Pacific and what these weapons may mean for non-state actors. The February 25 speakers include:
Gen. Philip Breedlove (USAF, Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Col. T.X. Hammes (USMC, Ret.), National Defense University
Margaret Kosal, Georgia Institute of Technology
Admr. Gary Roughead (USN, Ret.), Hoover Institution and former Chief of Naval Operations
Ralph Semmel, director of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Moderator: Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr., (USN, Ret.), Hoover Institution



Wednesday, October 3
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building


Monday, October 29
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

The Information Challenge to Democracy

Tuesday, November 13
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

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