As the border between Europe and Asia blurs, a new world order is forming. Stretching from Lisbon to Shanghai, Eurasia will host a majority of the world's population and economic activity. Stitched together by China's Belt and Road strategy, its emergence will affect every element of global society, from shipping to agriculture, digital economy to tourism, politics to culture, with consequences for both European integration and the role and identity of the United States. In his talk, Bruno Maçães will explore whether the emergence of Eurasia and the roll-out of the Belt and Road is about more than power projection and profit. Might it herald a new set of universal political values, to rival those of the West? Is it, in fact, the story of the century?
Bruno Maçães is Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, a Senior Advisor at Flint Global in London, and a senior fellow at Renmin University in China. He received his doctorate in political science from Harvard University in 2007. From July 2013 till November 2015 he served as the junior Minister for Europe of Portugal, and was decorated by Spain and Romania for his services to government. He is the author of two books: "The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order", and "Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order".
Tuesday, May 7th 7:00 pm
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
CFLD Hall, Schwarzman College, B1
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The lecture will be given in English.