The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: Events
Wednesday, 07 July 2021
5 p.m. (CET), 11. a.m. (ET) Zoom meeting
Panel discussion | Research focus »Democratic Vistas« | Online
Stéphane Dion (Canadian Ambassador to Germany), Anne-Marie Slaughter (Princeton University), Gunther Hellmann (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main)»Multilateralism, Atlantic Democracies and Global Order«
Canadian sociologist, political scientist and politician; Canadian Ambassador to Germany and special envoy to the European Union since 2017; Minister of Environment 2004 to 2006; Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2015 to 2017.
University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University; CEO of the think tank »New America«; former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department under U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton
Chair: Gunther Hellmann
Professor of Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt; Goethe Fellow of the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften Bad Homburg; Principal Investigator of the Frankfurt research focus »Re-thinking multilateralism«
About the discussion
The global resurgence of renationalization tendencies and the rise of authoritarian regimes are putting pressure on the classic »Atlantic« understanding of international cooperation. Authoritarian regimes such as China are increasingly encountering sympathy and gaining imitators with their criticism of the rule-based multilateral order, which is largely associated with the democracies of the West. In this context, the criticism is additionally fueled by China's supposed successes in the area of pandemic control and by its dynamic growth rates.
The realignment of U.S. foreign policy in the Biden administration in general and plans for a »coalition of democracies« provide the backdrop for a panel discussion that seeks to analyze the medium and long-term implications of current global trends for Atlantic democracies and multilateral cooperation in a global context.
Research focus »Democratic Vistas: Reflections on the Atlantic World«
The panel discussion is the second public event of the research group »Democratic Vistas. Reflections on the Atlantic World« at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften. The group, which was launched in January 2021 by the Frankfurt professors Johannes Völz and Gunther Hellmann, addresses the potentials and limits of the Atlantic world with regard to the future of democracy from various perspectives and disciplines.
Please find more information (in English) about the research focus »Democratic Vistas: Reflections on the Atlantic World« here.
Weitere Informationen (auf deutsch) über den Forschungsschwerpunkt »Democratic Vistas: Reflections on the Atlantic World« finden Sie hier.
Information about the format and your participation
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