The United States and Europe after the Demise of the Old International Order


Location: 1400 16th St NW, Washington, DC (Washington Office)


In his book Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order (co-authored with Colin Kahn), Thomas Wright argues that rising tensions resulting from mismanagement of the global pandemic must be met by new modes of cooperation among liberal democracies. 

But the democratic international order that took shape following World War II faces serious challenges—rising populism, accelerating climate change, growing inequality, and increasing friction with China—all of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. 

How can Europe and the United States cooperate to take on these many challenges? How can they work together to uphold democracy and promote international cooperation in the wake of a deadly and economically damaging global pandemic? Join us to hear insights from a panel of experts. Learn how Europe and the United States can partner on these important issues—and what that means for the future of international relations. 

This event is presented by the Keough School of Global Affairs.

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William Collins Donahue
Director, Initiative for Global Europe; Professor of European Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs;
The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities; University of Notre Dame

Fiona Hill
Former Member, US National Security Council; Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Author, "There is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century"

Stavros Lambrinidis
European Union Ambassador to the United States

Thomas Wright
Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
Co-Author, "Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order"

Joshua Eisenman
Associate Professor of Politics
Keough School of Global Affairs