Is It the End of the World As We Know It? Addressing Geopolitical Concerns in a Time of Uncertainty
January 24 and 25, 2018
Donovan Pavilion | Vail
No one lives in a bubble and now, more than ever, Americans are paying attention to worldwide concerns and our nation’s foreign policies. This two day, four-session program will provide an in-depth focus on major international issues that the United States and the rest of the world are facing as well as raising important questions.
Thursday, January 25. Session 3: 6 -7:15 p.m.; Session 4: 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Session 3: Is China destined to rule the world? with Ambassador Christopher Hill
The economic boom in China has created a significant world power and revived the Chinese perception of filling their rightful place at the top of the world order, economically and politically. What does this mean for the United States and the rest of the world?
Session 4: Is the Post War Order Collapsing? with Jamie Metzl
Since World War II, and especially the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been a relatively consistent world order. This is now being brought into question. Each of the previous sessions will cover pieces, but this presentation will provide an integrated, worldwide view.
About the speakers
Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill is Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement and Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the University of Denver. Ambassador Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents. Hill served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005 until 2009 during which he was also the head of the US delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue.
Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, novelist, blogger, syndicated columnist, media commentator and expert in Asian affairs and biotechnology policy. He has served in the US National Security Council, State Department, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society and with the United Nations in Cambodia.