25
November 2019
Past Event
Multilateral Institutions: Indispensable or Irrelevant to Global Peace and Prosperity?
Monday 6:30 - 8:30AM

Multilateral Institutions: Indispensable or Irrelevant to Global Peace and Prosperity?

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
November 25, 2019
25
November 2019
Monday 6:30 - 8:30AM
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
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Liselotte Odgaard

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

H.E. Martin Bille Hermann

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations

Kathryn Lavelle

Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Blaise Misztal

Former Fellow

Eli Whitney Debevoise

Former U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank

Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the relevance of multilateral institutions in today’s world. Skepticism is growing as to whether multilateral institutions are still an effective means of stopping international conflict and promoting economic growth. At the UN General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders in September, President Donald Trump said: the “future does not belong to globalists,” it “belongs to patriots.”

The United States and other countries across the world design their foreign policies with the main objective of promoting their own national interest, but the rules of the game for international cooperation are changing. Does this mean that multilateral institutions such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank have become irrelevant as tools for maintaining global order? Do they need to be redesigned to meet current global concerns? Or are they key to maintaining stability at a time of fluctuating alliances, trade wars, and increasing authoritarianism? This panel will address these questions and the future of U.S. engagement in multilateral institutions.

NOTE: This event is open to the press. All members of the media should RSVP to press@hudson.org.

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