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What’s really wrong with the international order?

When Mar 06, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Henry Cavendish Room, Peterhouse College
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There is a growing consensus that the post-war, liberal international order is under significant stress and may even be in jeopardy of collapse. The RAND Corporation has conducted an 18-month study to examine the character, status, value, and future of the order. In this talk, the project director Dr. Michael Mazarr will discuss the study’s findings on the most significant factors threatening the order—and what to do about them.


About the speaker: Michael J. Mazarr is an associate director of RAND Arroyo Center's Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He comes to RAND from the U.S. National War College where he was professor and associate dean of academics. He has also worked in research institutes, on Capitol Hill, and as a special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His primary interests are U.S. defense policy and force structure, East Asian security, nuclear weapons and deterrence, and judgment and decision making under uncertainty. Mazarr holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Maryland.

About the moderator: Timothy Less is an affiliate of the Forum on Geopolitics Timothy and director of the Nova Europa consultancy, which provides political risk analysis of Eastern Europe to private sector clients. Mr. Less is also a member of Darwin College, where he is conducting research on the geopolitics of Southeastern Europe.


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